All items from American Councils for International Education

News from Ann Merrill, Regional Coordinator for Eurasia and Turkey
There may be almost 5,700 miles and a six-hour time difference between Center Valley and Cairo, Egypt, but middle school students enjoy many of the same interests despite those gaps, a group of Southern Lehigh students learned this month thanks to a face-to-face video meeting with their peers. Hanan is part of the Teachers of Critical Languages program, which is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. It is implemented by American Councils for International Education. by Joe Mcdermott, Published in "The Laconian"
U.S. Ambassador to Moldova William H. Moser invited 12 Moldovan Access Microscholarship Program students to join him for an afternoon of tea and discussion. The students, some of the best in the program, were joined by four of their teachers for the event. During the afternoon tea with the Ambassador, the students had the opportunity to share their experiences participating on the program, their work on online collaborative projects with their American high school partners, and their future goals after graduation from the program.
A News Story from Natalia Krylova, Center Director, "Russkiy Mir" On October 17, 2012, The “Russkiy Mir” Center hosted a seminar for the teachers of Russian and directors of Russian schools in North America. This meeting was the seventh in the series of professional development meetings for teachers, to which the community of Russian educators’ has given the whimsical name, “The Teachers’ Lounge.”
A News Story from Elise Villemez, Senior Program Officer, Educational Seminars and Kyler Randall, Program Associate, Educational Seminars October 10-13, 2012, nearly 100 educators from Argentina, Brazil, Portugal, and Thailand gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Educational Seminars program orientation that opened the three-week U.S. portion of the exchange. The educators, including principals and department heads of English, Math, and Science, participated in cross-cultural and global education training sessions as well as guided planning opportunities designed to prepare for their individual programs across the U.S.