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.
Apply for a University of Maryland Study Abroad Program to Israel! Instructed by Melissa Landa, Ph.D. (Director), Daniel Levin, Ph.D. (Coinstructor, 2014), and James Greenberg, Ph.D. (Coinstructor, 2012). This 3-credit course is entitled Ethiopian Immigrants: Children, Families, and Education and is now accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate students. For more information, see view the slides and contact Melissa Landa at Melissa@optnw.com
Teaching for Global Classrooms is now accepting applications! The 2015-2016 application for Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) is now available and live! TGC is a yearlong professional development opportunity fo U.S. elementary, middle, and high school teachers to become leaders in global education. The deadline is March 18, 2015. For more information, visit this website.
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.