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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

Ryne Cender in Myanmar, 2015

Alternative Break Opportunities:

2015/2016 Winter Alternate Break Service Trip to Myanmar. Alt Breakers & Phaung Daw Oo Pre-College Program students. AU students worked with the PCP students to develop multi-day lesson plans for varying monastic schools, which they later taught together.


Mosaic International

Department of State, Foreign Service Institute

Global Ties US

FHI 360

American Councils for International Education

Chemonics International

Peace Corps

International Resources Group

US Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs

Global Teacher Education

The Alliance for Global Education

United States Institute for peace

United States Agency for International Development

American University, International Student and Scholar Services

Study Abroad Office in many US Higher Education Institutions


A Study of How Training and Project Assignment Affect Peace Corps Volunteer Satisfaction

Intercultural Competency Training for Educators

One Size Fits Few: Peace Corps' Attempts at Standardized Trainings

The Marketing of Global Citizenship in Study Abroad

Empowering Migrant Youth: A Handbook for Teachers of Migrant Students

The State of Multilingual Education Programming in Former Soviet Central Asia

The Role of Service Learning in Skill-based Learning and Social Development in Graduate Education at American University

Human Trafficking: A Curriculum for High School Students in Ukraine

Reparation Through Education: Setting the Stage for Transitional Justice in Colombia

Sexual Identity in a Foreign Context: Creating an Inclusive Climate for International LGBTQ+ Students

Integration Efforts of the Formal Education System and Islamic Schools in Nigeria

ITEP students

Conferences and Activities:

The Washington Consortium for Comparative and International Education and Training, Student Research Conference

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference

Comparative International Education Society (CIES) Conference

Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) Conference

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!