Global & International Engagement

Global and International Engagement

Global and International engagement is a key focus of the IU School of Education.

Our faculty and students are engaged in international research and scholarship across the globe, and our international academic partnerships with peer institutions around the world are an important means of academic enrichment and exchange.

Our international activities matter because they encourage Hoosiers to become globally aware citizens, build pathways to peace and mutual understanding, promote the power of education to facilitate development, and strengthen IU's position as a leader in international education.

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Targeted Engagements

  • Collaboration with other international programs and units on the IUB campus
  • Partnership with relevant SoE’s offices to increase short term overseas immersive experiences for undergraduate and graduate students (1-2 weeks)
  • Facilitation of SoE’s faculty engagement in international partnerships & activities in the five IU Global Gateway offices
  • Collaboration with the SoE’s R & D office to increase faculty awareness of international grants and contracts; facilitate the Visiting Scholars program
  • Collaboration with SoE’s offices on internationalizing coursework, connecting international students to SoE’s & OVPIA’s support resources, and supporting SoE’s offices on international student enrollment efforts.

Our Global Reach

The Latest News

Vesna Dimitrieska, coordinator of global education initiatives at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies and School of Education, has received the 2024 Central States Paul Simon Award for her work advancing world language education in Indiana.

Last semester, a diverse group of faculty from IU attended the fourth International Scientific Conference of Higher Education hosted by Santa Clara’s Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” Las Villas (UCLV) in Cuba.

A trip to explore sustainable agriculture in a tea garden in Bangladesh or a volunteer opportunity at teaching English in a K-10 school in Indonesia—both are international trips available to IU School of Education students.

Faculty and Student International Engagement

Associate Instructor

Margaret is a Ph.D. student in the Special Education Program. Her career began as a secondary school teacher in Tanzania, where she taught social sciences and English. She then studied and worked with second language learners, students with special needs, and the deaf community in the Psychology and Curriculum Departments at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.


Serafin is an Indigenous scholar and native speaker of Huanca Quechua, an endangered variety spoken in the central highlands of Peru. He has recently been named Indiana University Bicentennial Professor. He is a sociolinguist, educational linguist, ethnographer, lexicographer, and translator.

Professor in Instructional Systems Technology

Curt's international work involves edited book projects with international contributors; research in Korea on MOOCs, flipped classrooms, social media, digital learning; in China on OER, MOOCs, online learning, and flipped learning; research on blended learning in Korea, the UK, China, Taiwan and more.

IU Global Gateways Activities

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International Partnerships

Beijing Normal University
Beijing, China

Middle East Technical university
Ankara, Turkey

University of Genoa
Genoa, Italy

University of Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany

Visiting International Scholars

Visiting scholars are an important part of our intellectual climate and academic community. They bring a variety of perspectives and experiences to the dialog about the challenges and opportunities educators face globally.

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Indiana Global Education Outreach

A joint partnership between Indiana University’s School of Education and the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, developed to promote global mindedness and global competencies of students, pre-service and in-service teachers, principals, and faculty members.

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Global Gateway for Teachers

Spend a semester in another state—or on another continent—and gain real-world teaching experience. Whether you're at IU Bloomington or another campus, we can help you get started on your student teaching journey.

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International Student Ambassadors

IU students from around the globe, representing different academic backgrounds, who are willing to talk, answer questions, and share their IU experiences with prospective students.

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Overseas Short-Term Study Experiences

A trip to explore sustainable agriculture in a tea garden in Bangladesh or a volunteer opportunity at teaching English in a K-10 school in Indonesia are international trips available to IU School of Education students and open for immediate recruitment.

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International Journals

School of Education faculty are founders or co-founders of multiple journals that have international outreach.

Elizabeth Boling
International Journal of Designs for Learning

Serafín M. Coronel-Molina
International Journal of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (IJLCLE)
Global Journal of Transformative Education (GJTE)

Vasti Torres
Journal of College Student Development

Sylvia Martinez
Chiricu Journal
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education

Keith Barton
Mediterranean Journal of Educational Research
International Review of History Education
International Journal of Historical Learning, Teaching and Research
Journal of Social Studies Education in Asia

Bradley Levinson
Journal of Latinos and Education
Revista Mexicana de Investigación Educativa
Inter-American Journal of Education for Democracy

Mary McMullen
Journal of Research on Childhood Education

Christopher Lubienski
International Online Journal of Educational Sciences
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies

Gus Weltsek
Arts Education Policy Review

Leslie Rutkowski
IEA Research in Education Book Series
Large-Scale Assessments in Education

David Rutkowski
IEA Educational Policy Brief Series
Australian Journal of Education