The Office of International Initiatives (OII) was established to help support the College of Education’s priorities related to international education.
OII seeks to coordinate and support a variety of initiatives in the College, including program development, internationalization of teacher education, faculty and student scholarship in international contexts, study abroad, improved integration and involvement of international scholars and students, and International collaboration on many levels.
On this site you will see some of our current programs as well as resources to support international engagement. We also invite your contributions and suggestions. To give us your feedback, please contact our staff.
COE honored with 2013 Best Practice Award by AACTE, OII receives special recognition
COE has been honored with the 2013 Best Practice Award in Support of Global Diversity by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). The award was presented to Dean Wiseman, Dr. Stephen Koziol, and Dr. James Greenberg on March 2 at AACTE's 65th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.
The award recognizes a school, college or department of education that fosters diversity, equity and global awareness as core elements of its educator preparation programs. As part of the award, the Office of International Initiatives has received special recognition for reflecting a vision of sustainability that is focused on global initiatives. For more information, click here.
International Graduate Research Fellowships
The Graduate School is pleased to announce the establishment of the new International Graduate Research Fellowships. These new fellowships are intended to provide UMD graduate students a meaningful research experience in an international context, broadening the student’s knowledge and perspective. The fellowships take advantage of ongoing collaborations between UMD faculty and their international colleagues, and, through graduate student exchange, also will enhance those collaborations. For more information, please visit:
Apply for the College of Education International Travel Funds!
If you are a College of Education member and are planning to travel to a non-U.S. location to present at an international conference or develop a study abroad course or other international initiatives, you may qualify. Deadline is March 15. To learn more, click here.