Global Classroom: AFS News for Educators

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New Educator Website (Global Education News Blog and Twitter feed coming soon!)

The School Outreach unit is pleased to announce that we launched a new educator’s portal filled with global learning ideas and resources just for you! Please visit to find out how you can foster global competency with your students – both inside and outside the classroom -with intercultural learning.
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Student Spotlight with AFS Partner: Ashoka Youth Venture Changemaker Interview: Daniella Cohen

Meet Daniella Cohen, a student from Highland Park High School in Illinois. She is an Ashoka Youth Venture Changemaker who has taken social action to make positive change in the world. She first learned of AFS through her sister, and was excited to speak with us about her important project in India.
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Student Scholarships and Financial Aid Update

AFS-USA has many need and merit based scholarship opportunities to support high school students on their study abroad experience. Make sure to check out these important updates.

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AFS-USA Outreach to Educators Events in NY and WA

This Fall, the School Outreach Unit and Outreach to Educators Task Force provided seed money to volunteer teams around the country who were interested in working with global educators to create sustainable AFS/School partnerships. We are excited to report on two out of eight outstanding events that took place during the past few months. More events will be featured in the upcoming Spring issue of the AFS-USA Global Classroom.
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Global Education Coalition of NYC (GEC-NYC) Global Education Open House at UNICEF-USA

The Global Education Coalition of New York City (GEC-NYC) hosted its second annual Global Education Open House at the offices of UNICEF-USA in New York City in early October. 57 educators attended, 8 of whom were from GEC-NYC partner organizations. The afternoon consisted of a global education resource fair, followed by the viewing of a powerful UNICEF documentary about human trafficking called “Not My Life.”
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AFS International’s Intercultural Learning Blog

The AFS Intercultural Link Blog is a virtual, international “space for sharing ideas, articles, materials, videos and recommendations related to Intercultural Learning, as well as the digital version of the AFS Intercultural Link Newsletter.

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U.S. Department of Education’s International Strategy: 2012-2016

The U.S. Department of Education has released its first-ever international strategy, Succeeding Globally Through International Education and Engagement. This educational roadmap, that will guide us until 2017 (and beyond), is linked with the Department's domestic priorities » Read more...

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