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FHI 360 celebrates International Education Week

November 16, 2015

DURHAM, NC — FHI 360 is pleased to observe International Education Week November 16–20. A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange. 

FHI 360 field staff in Erbil, Iraq, provide technical support to participants as part of the Women’s Digital Literacy and English programFor more than 30 years, FHI 360’s experts have been leaders in designing international exchanges that promote leadership, professional development, academic opportunities and global collaboration. Our programs help emerging leaders from around the world develop their skills, make valuable global contacts and gain a deeper understanding of each other’s society and culture. We help educators share ideas on ways to provide quality educational opportunities for all through online programming, virtual and in-person exchanges, institutional partnerships, scholarly collaboration, and team-building and service-learning activities. 

These programs expand access to critical knowledge and develop sustainable academic linkages that transcend national borders. Our work is grounded in research and evidence, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and nations. We pride ourselves in helping participants in FHI 360 programs maintain lifelong relationships after they have returned home.

Learn more about FHI 360’s international education and exchange projects.

  • English Access Microscholarship Program: This program provides a foundation of English-language skills to talented 13- to 20-year-olds from disadvantaged sectors around the world through after-school classes and intensive summer sessions in their home communities. 
  • E-Teacher Scholarship Program: At least 1,800 teachers will be provided with the opportunity to participate in global online and regional on-demand courses in the discipline of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
  • International Visitor Leadership Program: Launched in 1940, this program promotes mutual understanding between the United States and other nations through carefully designed professional visits to the United States for current and emerging foreign leaders.
  • Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program: This youth exchange program for Africa is designed to promote high-quality leadership, civic responsibility and civic engagement through entrepreneurship among future leaders.
  • Women’s Digital Literacy and English Program: Classroom training in both business English and digital literacy builds the professional skills of 2,500 Iraqi minority women.

Photo caption: FHI 360 field staff in Erbil, Iraq, provide technical support to participants as part of the Women’s Digital Literacy and English program, which aims to build professional development capacity of minority women through digital literacy and English-language classes. 

Photo credit: Larissa Popp/FHI 360