International Education Week 2020

It’s International Education Week this week, November 16-20. Because of the coronavirus, the nature of international education and study abroad has changed in significant ways. This piece in the Washington Post (11/16/20) makes that point. Eventually, we will move back to traditional study abroad, but for now virtual experiences are the strategies that are being used.

This U.S. Department of State site list events happening worldwide that you can participate virtually in.

Here are a few pieces I’ve written about the value of international education including travel and study abroad.

The Peacebuilding Career Connection, NAFSA Blog, 10/16/20

A Peace Corps Parent’s Travels Through Namibia, LinkedIn Pulse 3/28/18

Building a better world through travel abroad, Baltimore Sun, 1/23/18

Promoting global education in a divided nation, Community College Daily, 11/30/16


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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