Living in a highly interdependent world is not an option—but at present, being educated to do so competently is. — Harvard Professor Fernando Reimers United States policy has a huge impact on the world – effecting businesses, economies and ecosystems around the globe. In this increasingly interconnected age, it is critical the U.S. education policy prioritize […]Read more "Engaging the Global Commons"
Five years ago today in Cairo, Egypt, President Obama called for an expansion of programs to connect U.S. and Muslim youth: On education, we will expand exchange programs, and increase scholarships, like the one that brought my father to America. At the same time, we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities. And we will […]Read more "New Beginnings"
Join us again this year for the fourth annual Global Education Conference, a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, to be held Monday, November 18 through Friday, November 22, 2013 (Saturday, November 23rd in some time zones). iEARN-USA is a founding partner of the Global Education Conference, which is […]Read more "The 4th Annual Global Education Conference"
We are excited to celebrate the kick-off of International Education Week by joining the Exchange 2.0 Coalition’s launch of this brand new website for virtual exchange. We hope that the new site will accelerate efforts to combine the deep impact of cross-cultural exchange with the broad reach of new media technologies to support the goal of […]Read more "Let’s Make International Education for Everyone"
Want to give your students a real-world, world-class education? Connect them to real classes worldwide! The Chris Stevens Youth Network is an excellent place to start. This initiative is administered by iEARN and funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. State Department to engage students and educators in the Middle East, North Africa and […]Read more "Your Day to Connect with Teachers Worldwide"
The national conversation about online learning has focused on what and how, but has given with whom short shrift. In his remarks this week to the Foreign Service Institute Overseas Security Seminar, US Secretary of State John Kerry underscored the importance of “with whom,” highlighting virtual exchange as a key US government strategy to provide educators and youth with a meaningful […]Read more "For Online Learning, It’s Who You Know"
Since 1998, iEARN has been privileged to work with the US State Department to develop programs and projects to foster strong relations between the West and the Islamic world. Our efforts have focused on direct student and teacher interaction to build trust, mutual understanding, and a commitment to shared goals. Highlights include: the Kennedy-Lugar Youth […]Read more "Introducing the Chris Stevens Youth Network"