The Educational Seminars Program offers Department of State funded grants for U.S. school teachers and administrators. Exchanges are short term, taking place during the summer, and focus on sharing of best practices and professional development. Please check back in fall 2013 for the 2014-15 program offerings.
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June 2013 Alumni Newsletter
I really enjoyed my experience participating in the India Educational Seminar program. It was a well-organized program that fit well into my summer break as a teacher and provided me with the opportunity to form professional and personal relationships that I hope to keep forever. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to learn about another culture and its educational system first-hand! - India Educational Seminar Participant, 2011
"What an absolutely incredible experience - the exposure to the Argentine people, education system, culture, food and lifestyle was incredible! What I learned will be shared with my staff and district throughout the school year and beyond - I will also most certainly become an advocate for my peers to participate in this program (I will certainly be applying for next years program myself!) Again, thanks for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful experience!!" - Argentina Educational Seminar Participant, 2010-11
"This program was outstanding. I was constantly learning and sharing! We did a lot of co-teaching in my classroom and we explored other classrooms and schools together. We talked about curriculum, systems, expectations, best practices, constantly. We found commonalities and brainstormed about problems. The students were completely enthralled by my counterpart and loved learning about her classroom, students, culture, etc. Educational Seminars is energizing!" - Uruguay Educational Seminar Participant, 2010-11
"By introducing her to my school, this visit gave me an opportunity to assess our programs & completely evaluate all that we do at our school. This visit gave me insight into new things that I would like to try at our school and areas that need to be addressed. Taking her for visits at surrounding schools and universities has allowed me to make new contacts and has increased my networking base." - Uruguay Educational Seminar Participant, 2010-11
“The ASCSA Summer Seminar is exceeding my wildest expectations.” - Educational Seminar Participant, Greece 2009
“My participation has opened my eyes to the cultural and educational differences and similarities of our countries. This has been one of the best professional development opportunities I have had in my 25 plus year career.” - Argentina Educational Seminar Participant, 2010
“The seminar is outstanding; it is the most worthwhile experience I have had. Thank you.” - Italy Educational Seminar Participant, 2009
“Brazil was a wonderful and life changing experience. I feel fortunate to have been selected to do the U.S.-Brazil Principal Exchange.” - Brazil Educational Seminar Participant, 2009
"I want to emphasize that this was a great match-up for me. I don't know how in depth you look at pairing the two principals, but it was a great experience. THANK YOU." - Thailand Educational Seminar Participant, 2009-10