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International Resource Guide

Check out these international resources (below) for teachers and students. They include ideas for professional development, teaching abroad, travel and home exchange, and lesson plans. We've grouped them into three main categories. If you have a terrific resource to share, contact us.

Opportunities for educators is a new online resource created to help teachers engage students as active global citizens in learning about UNICEF's efforts worldwide.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF provides service structured learning opportunities for students that address values, self-reflection, and knowledge about the lives of children around the world.  For free materials, visit UNICEF  or call 800-4-UNICEF.

Globalization 101  features cross-disciplinary lessons for high school students which address globalization through different perspectives.  The issue briefs, news reports and video clips are important resources for educators wanting to address this hot international issue.

The Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals is offering more than 70 awards in education for lecturing and/or doing research abroad.

The Japanese School Teaching Assistant Program provides Japanese volunteer interns to elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States. The interns introduce students to Japanese culture, language and arts at no charge to the U.S. hosts school or students.

Teach beyond our borders

AFS International is an international, voluntary, non-governmental non-profit organization that offers exchange programs in 55 countries. Programs present a variety of choices, allowing nearly 10,000 participants annually to develop a program focus that meets their individual needs.

European Council of International Schools is a non-profit membership organization helps recruit professional staff for international schools.

In the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, qualified teachers participate in a 1-year (sometimes 1-semester) direct exchange of positions with teachers from other countries during an academic year. Or they may attend seminars abroad during the summer.

The University of Northern Iowa Overseas Placement Service for Educators program connects international K-12 schools with certified educators year round. Services offered include the a recruiting fair, credential and referral services, and related publications.

International home exchanges

Home exchange is a way to have an affordable, exciting vacation anywhere in the world.

Curricula and lessons

Choices for the 21st Century Education Project  was established in 1988 to encourage American public interest in global issues through teaching and professional development.