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ITEP | From the Field

ITEP students are constantly seeking out new opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills to the field of international education. Featured here are examples of current ITEP students' experiences in the field.


Alliance for Global Education: Program Intern

American University International Student and Scholar Services Office

Department of State: Web Team intern

ETS (Educational Testing Services): Governmental Relations Intern

Georgetown University: Office of Overseas Studies Graduate Intern

Intercultural Management Institute (IMI) at American University

NAFSA: Conference Intern

Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, South Korea: Office of International Affairs Graduate Intern

University of Maryland, College Park Office of International Services

World Vision: Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Intern



American Councils for International Education: FLEX, A-SMYLE, and YES application readers

Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) Conference in Washington, DC

College and Career Connections: ITEP student created an evaluation framework

Global Reach Out Initiative: peer mentoring programs for deaf youth in developing countries. This student traveled to India for a delegation with deaf university level students on self-advocacy issues, particularly related to improving student-teacher communication at the school.

Language, Education, and Technology Center (LETC): volunteer ESL teacher

NAFSA: The Association of International Educators, Region VIII Conference

TALK program at AU: co-facilitator

Washington Area Study Abroad Network "Life After Study Abroad" Conference


Camel Ride

Alternative Break Opportunities:

2013/2014 Winter Alternate Break Service Trip to Israel sponsored by ITEP Assistant Professor Illana Lancaster focusing on the Sudanese migrant population in the country.


Alice Deal Middle School: Student Teacher, International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program

American Councils for International Education: Program Assistant, Teacher's Programs

American University: School of Education, Teaching and Health (SETH) Teaching Assistant

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School: Student Teacher, International Baccalaureate Diploma Years Program

English as a Second Language Teacher

KidPower: write curriculum, create and deliver staff training

UPEACE/US: Program Director (began as an internship)



Research assistant with Prof. Adrea Lawrence, historical and contemporary data analysis concerning Native American populations in education

Student attitudes toward American University’s study abroad reentry programs

Internationalization of American higher education

Study abroad recruitment strategies at mid-Atlantic universities

Ongoing research on the acquisition of education for female Sudanese refugees residing in camps in Chad. This research not only looks at the current programs for women 18 years and older but also the relationship between the refugee and host communities and the impact that relationship has on access to education resources; the relationship between the refugee community and the host government and their support of education initiatives within these camps; and the role international aid and NGOs are playing in providing educational resources to this population.

ITEP students


Short film: "Why Invest in Girls' Education in Developing Countries," screened at American University’s Public Anthropology conference in October 2010

Powers, M. A. & Glasser, H. M. (2011). How twitter can impact experiences in liberal arts classrooms: Graduates’ reflections. Paper discussion presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.


Conferences and Activities:

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, on April 3-7, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Submissions must be made by July 22, 2013.

Comparative International Education Society (CIES) Conference,

Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) Conference, in Washington, DC

Forum on Education Abroad, Annual National Conference

NAFSA: The Association of International Educators, Region VIII Conference

NAFSA: The Association of International Educators, Annual National Conference

TALK program participant at American University

Suggested Listservs

As you explore the international education field, here are a few listservs that may be helpful to you. When you find other helpful listservs, please share them with so we can add them to this page.

SECUSS-L: (exchange programs)

(young education professionals in the DC area—good for networking!) and have numerous development positions for volunteering, internships, entry-level positions and above.

Idealist:  plenty of opportunities presented here, especially volunteer opportunities

Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies: job postings along with resources for those in the education development field (particularly education in emergencies). It's an inter-agency, meaning that it is comprised of government, NGOs, academic institutions and individuals (great for networking!). Another great website for those interested in relief and development. Great for networking, up to date information on best practices, and job opportunities For those on the development track, being familiar with Sphere Standards is useful (these are specific to disaster response, but organizations have adopted them as the minimum standards even when not addressing a disaster).

Department of Education: website and job listings.

Brookings Institution:
: sign up for updates from the Brookings Institute about events and research pertinent to your interests.

Center for Global Development:

The Cato Institute:

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace:

As you meet colleagues in the field, ask them which listservs have been helpful to them!