Welcome to the website of the Office of International Initiatives (OII) and to the "window on the world" of our international work in the College of Education. Established in 2008, OII helps support the College of Educationís priorities related to international education. In this critical role, OII coordinates and supports a variety of initiatives in the College, including program development, internationalization of teacher education, faculty and student scholarship in international contexts, study abroad, improved integration and involvement of international scholars and students, and International collaboration on many levels.
On this site you will see some of our current programs as well as resources to support international engagement. We also invite your contributions and suggestions. To give us your feedback, please contact our staff.
Join us for OII's monthly International Brown Bag Series: OII has invited Ms. Christie Vilsack, Senior Advisor for International Education at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), who will present on USAID’s Education Strategy goals to improve children’s reading skills, strengthen workforce development, and provide equitable access to education in crisis and conflict. Ms. Vilsack will also discuss what a career in international education might look like, and the importance of maintaining a global mindset, whether teaching in a small town, a big city, or overseas. The event will take place on October 15, 2014, Benjamin 3237, 4:00pm-5:30pm. For more information, visit the USAID website and see the event flyer. Please also RSVP.
Apply to the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program: U.S. and international teachers receive grants to attend university, observe classes, and complete a project pertaining to their field of educational inquiry during their time abroad. Application deadline is November 5, 2014. For more information, visit the Fulbright website and see the flyer.
COE student receives Fulbright Award for conducting doctoral disseration research in South Africa: Amanda Fogle Donmoyer has recently received a Fulbright scholarship to conduct her dissertation in South Africa this year. Amanda was a Global Graduate Fellow in 2012-13, and is a doctoral candidate in International Education Policy/CHSE.