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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.

School shutdowns due to the pandemic in 2019 and a military coup in 2021 left teachers in Myanmar without access to professional development resources and training. A program from the IU School of Education Global & International Engagement is helping to change that.

Five years ago, Laura Stachowski began brainstorming a way to bring teachers from Indiana to Northern Ireland, where they could see for themselves how peace and reconciliation were being brought into Northern Irish classrooms. This summer, Stachowski, grad student Mariah Pol and five teachers from Owen County finally made the trip.

Laura Stachowski has been awarded the John W. Ryan Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Programs and Studies from Indiana University. This award honors faculty members for their exceptional contributions to the university’s international programs and studies.

The IU School of Education has been ranked 31st by the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities for 2022-2023. The ranking for education and educational research reflects research across the Bloomington campus, but especially that of the IU School of Education.

The IU School of Education hosted the third International Conference on Literacy, Culture and Language Education this month, bringing together over 200 researchers, educators, scholars, instructors, practitioners, activists and graduate students from around the world.

For half a century, Global Gateway for Teachers has been helping students have transformative experiences around the country—and around the world—giving them invaluable intercultural immersion experiences while also fulfilling their student teaching requirements.

As global trends change, so too does the need for more transformational, international learning, especially in science education. A new project from the IU School of Education will help prepare teachers for this need.

Senny Suzanna Alwasilah may be studying at the IU School of Education as a visiting scholar with a Fulbright scholarship, but her connections to the school go back many years.

The IST Design Research Group, led by Professor Elizabeth Boling, has been awarded the 2021 Outstanding International Research Collaboration Award by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Technology, Instruction, Cognition & Learning Special Interest Group (TICL SIG).

Shukufe Rahman, a Ph.D. student in science education, has won the Santosh Jain Endowed Memorial Scholarship. With the aid she plans to do a pilot study in the Rohingya Camps in Bangladesh next summer.