Global Ready

Dear iEARN Family, Followers, and Friends, What an incredible honor to be a member of the iEARN community for the past 17 years. As I move on to my next career adventure, I send you a fond farewell. The extent to which iEARN shaped my sense of global connectedness is indescribable. The impact on my personal […]

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Voyage: My Desire to Serve Community (MDSC)

Originally posted on Chris Stevens Youth Network:
Sa’ada Basic Education students exhibiting and selling their final, workshopped products Students from Sa’ada Basic Education School in Oman came together this year for an exciting month of fun, collaborative, and productive service work. Students chose a social entrepreneurial theme to launch them into the larger iEARN project “VOYAGE,” which…

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That Includes Me

The real value of study abroad isn’t that it can transform individual lives, it’s that study abroad can transform all of our lives. Study abroad transforms lives by increasing awareness and empathy. Successful programs, like the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program, begin this transformation during the pre-departure orientations. YES students coming from 40 […]

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Bridges That Need to Be Built

  Last fall, we introduced the Christopher Stevens Youth Network, an Exchange 2.0 effort that will offer complementary physical and virtual exchanges for 10,000 students and 400 educators in 20 countries. iEARN will support online project-based learning focused on eight thematic units: conflict resolution and peace education, the environment, civic education, social entrepreneurship, empowering girls […]

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