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Preparing Students to Teach and Lead in a Diverse, Globally Connected World

It has never been more important for educators and other professionals engaged in the field of education to be globally conscious and equipped to instill global competency in their own students. Through engagement with international students, institutional partnerships, on-campus international programming, study abroad opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students, and research with visiting scholars, we prepare globally conscious citizens, teachers, administrators, researchers, and policymakers who are ready to confront the global challenges and embrace the worldwide possibilities of our time.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Exchange Global Symposium

Join us on May 5th!

Keynote Speaker: Robert O'Dowd

Keynote Presentation: Virtual Exchange: Opportunities and Challenges for Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education

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Study Abroad Information Sessions 

Ready to study abroad?

Walk in 1:00-3:00 pm Monday through Friday in Room 260A, or you can also schedule an individual meeting online! 


Recording: Study Abroad opportunities for Graduate Students

Please watch the recording below to learn more about the study abroad opportunities for graduate students!







Dr. Allison WItt Talk


The Transformative Power of Montessori Education in Afghanistan: It Is Possible

Champaign , USA
Coble Hall, Room 306

Coble Hall, Room 306

Event Type: Lecture

Speaker Information: Allison Lide

For 20 years, through war, occupation, and the return of the Taliban, The Garden of Flowers Montessori Preschool has supported children’s resilience, learning and recovery, while also strengthening and inspiring adults. This talk looks at the essential principles of Montessori education and how they served the needs of children in Afghanistan during challenging times. It will address how to adapt and implement a Montessori program in resource-poor but culturally and socially rich environments.

The speaker Allison Lide has worked as a Montessori teacher in the U.S., Afghanistan, Morocco, and Austria. Her focus is on "restorative pedagogy" with children who have been through trauma. She co-founded the Garden of Flowers Montessori Preschool in Kabul in 2002 and is working on a book about the transformative process of implementing Montessori education in Afghanistan.

Cost: 0

Contact: Linda Herrera