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Program Overview

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    • The International Training and Education Program (ITEP) prepares students to pursue professional careers in international development education, international education exchange, global education, or global health.
    • Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experiences in policy formulation, program/project design and management, training program design, adult and inter-cultural learning, and more.

    • Take advantage of our Washington, DC, location to pursue internships, research, and career opportunities with major international and US agencies involved in international education. Learn more about the International Training and Education Program of study and the degree requirements

    A Note on admission to ITEP: A recent change from the graduate admissions in the College of Arts and Sciences has made GRE scores optional in the ITEP application. If you have taken the GRE exam, please feel free to include the score in your application. However, the GRE is no longer a requirement for the ITEP application.

    Submission deadline for merit award consideration is February 1.

    Both returning Peace Corps volunteers and JET program participants are eligible for up to a six credit waiver. Credit waivers for other international teaching experience through Fulbright or other programs are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

    ITEP is currently recruiting students for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 admission. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. More information can be found on our applying webpage.

    Students who are not interested in enrolling full-time for their first semester are welcome to register for a course for credit as a non-degree student in order to gradually become involved in the program.

    Students interested in learning about ITEP are invited to attend the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Studies Open Houses. One open house is offered in each fall and spring semester. CAS is also happy to schedule campus visits for any individuals who are unable to attend an open house. For specific program questions or to sit in on an evening ITEP class, email the ITEP Graduate Assistant at itep@american.edu.


    ITEP Office Address

    International Training and Education Program
    Gray Hall, Room 119
    4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20016

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    For more information about the program, please contact the ITEP Graduate Assistant at itep@american.edu.

    To sign up for our listserv, please send an email to itep@american.edu with "Subscribe" in the subject header.

    Check us out on Facebook www.facebook.com/itep.au to get in touch with current and prospective ITEP students as well as alumni.

    Follow ITEP_AU on Twitter at to learn more about the field of international education and ITEP's activities.

    ITEP Students and Alumni: Connect with your colleagues in the program by joining ITEP at AU's LinkedIn page.

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