International Engagement

International Engagement

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. 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.

Our global reach

International Conference on Literacy, Culture, and Language Education

October 14-16, 2022

The theme of the Third International Conference on Literacy, Culture, and Language Education is “Languages, Cultures and Literacies in the Margins and Contact Zones.”

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Faculty and Student Spotlights

Patty Kubow


Kubow received a grant contract in the amount of $20,000 from the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) that partners the IU School of Education with IIIT to virtually host at IUB the 2021 Symposium on Education in Muslim Societies: Implications for Policy, Pedagogy, and Development.


Yusuf Canbolat

Ph.D. Student

I study school choice and organizational reforms such as school autonomy, competition,and accountability. I have focused on the consequences of those reforms on educational equity and quality for the last three years. 


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By the Numbers


We've hosted more than 450 international visiting scholars over the last 10 years (2007-2017)


More than 3,000 teachers have participated in Global Gateway for Teachers since it's inception.

$20 million +

We've received more than $20 million in funding for international development since 2005.


We've had more than 600 international graduates since 2012.

Academic Partnerships

  • Srinakarinwirote University, Thailand
  • Beijing Normal University
  • University of Warsaw, Poland
  • University of Prishtina, Kosovo
  • Slovakia
  • Kabul
  • Juba

International Exchange Programs

  • Afghanistan Junior Faculty Development Program
  • Fulbright Russian International Education Administrators Program
  • Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program
  • Transformational Leadership Program - Scholarships and Partnerships

International Education Development

  • Afghanistan Higher Education Project (USAID)
  • Civitas International (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, India, and Malawi)
  • South East European University (SEEU), Macedonia
  • South Sudan Higher Education Initiative for Leadership Development (USAID)
  • Transformational Leadership Program - Scholarships and Partnerships (USAID)