International Programs

International Programs

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.

Most importantly, our international activities are not limited to one single entity or department, but are a core component manifested across the School. For example, the Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration, oversees a number of global education initiatives working to promote global mindedness among IU pre-service teacher preparation and in partnership with school districts across Indiana.

Through the Center for International Education, Development & Research (CIEDR), the IU School of Education has also been host to a number of international exchange programs, which brought international primary and secondary teachers and university faculty members to Bloomington for professional development and cross-cultural exchange. Additionally, in partnership with universities in South Sudan and Kosovo, IU Faculty have traveled abroad for professional development workshops focused on teacher education preparation and faculty research and scholarship.

A recipient of numerous awards recognizing excellence in study abroad, the award-winning Global Gateway for Teachers Program, provides opportunities for IU pre-service teachers to engage in cross-cultural immersion by completing their student teaching in 18 different host countries around the world.

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.

International Programs Committee

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)

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