Opportunities for ITEP Students

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 recent ITEP students' experiences in the field.

ITEP In The Field

  • 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

Through the Center for Community Engagement and Service, AU offers alternative breaks for current undergraduate and graduate students. Alternative breaks give students an opportunity to join a classroom abroad or a social justice issue domestically during their Summer, Winter, or Spring break.

Alternative Breaks are year-long, student-led service-learning immersion programs that promote student leadership, equality, ethical volunteering, and social justice by cultivating a society of active citizens with the tools, resources, and experience to be effective leaders and allies within their local and global communities.

Student groups partner with community initiatives on a variety of social justice issues, from immigration rights to environmental protection and defense of freedom and human rights to race/gender/identity issues. Direct engagement occurs in locations across the globe and students have an opportunity to learn from community leaders ranging from New Orleans to Dominican Republic, Texas, and Laos. 

A Capstone project is completed in the ProSeminar class, taken in the final Spring semester of the Master's of Arts in international training and education degree. This course is treated like a project that students can take with them to show their employers and is often created in the form of a handbook or best practice guide. The Capstone project is an accumulation of research and skills developed throughout the graduate studies. For example, a student will learn to write an annotated bibliography during their first semester required course and have that study skill developed to use in the final project. While students take their projects very seriously, the course is in fact 3 credits and weighed equally to any other required course in the program.

Below is a sampling of students' project titles to give an idea of the type of thematic and regional focus students have had:

  • Support through mentorship: a mentorship program for graduate international students at American University 2016-2017
  • Online program on self-esteem and entrepreneurship for Arabic speaking young adults 2016-2017
  • Bridging the resource get for: an online resources guide to help general education teachers best support English language learners 2016-2017
  • Teaching English as an International language 2016-2017
  • Stem abroad: a guide to studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics abroad 2016-2017
  • The Exportation of national stimulus: motivations behind study abroad scholarships in the United States 2016-2017
  • DC youth connections: a movement for cultural and linguistic competence in youth transition services and supports 2016-2017
  • Pre-departure orientations for international service-learning: preparing high school students for relationships based on the value of reciprocity 2016-2017
  • Sexual identity in a foreign context: creating an inclusive climate for international LGBTQ+ students 2015-2016
  • Undocually Training 2016-2017
  • International education practicum design: a collaborative practicum abroad course between American university school of education and the University of the west Indies, when I campus 2016-2017
  • Intercultural competence he training for educators: training sessions, facilitator guide, and participant manual 2014- 2015
  • Black – international student InterGroup Dialogue conversations on race, discrimination, identity, and culture 2015-2016
  • Mentoring impact: how a mentoring program in Burkina Faso impacts that empowerment and social roles a female mentors 2016-2017
  • Education and Kenya: a short term study abroad program looking at the history, structure, pedagogy, opportunities, and challenges of education in Kenya 2016-2017
  • Global citizenship education in District of Columbia public high schools 2016-2017
  • Educational technology opportunities in Haiti 2016-2017
  • Supporting refugee integration: a handbook for Stabley Shang a community integration program for refugees 2016-2017
  • Understanding repatriation: a guide to facilitating the re-integration a deportees in Jamaica 2014-2015
  • Supporting students with disabilities during exchange and study abroad 2016-2017
  • "Terrorism": A study of its impact on international students from Jordan and Tunisia traveling to the United States and United Kingdom 2015-2016
  • Integration efforts of the formal education system and Islamic schools in Nigeria: a comparative analysis of events, patterns/trends, systematic structures, mental models in northern Nigeria and Ghana 2015-2016