International Education Program
GREAT Upcoming Opportunities outside the Council
- Is your school is looking to connect with schools around the world?
- The 2013-2014 Young Patriots essay contest is now underway
Date: Submit by December 31
This year's competition gives high school students the opportunity to win up to $5,000 in college scholarships. Details for composing and submitting entries may be found at the button below. The contest is open to all high school students, so if you know of a deserving student please forward this information to them.
- For female high school students interested in running for office
Date: February 22, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas
The IGNITE-Texas 2014 Conference | $10/person
- 65 American high school students with scholarships to study abroad
The Kennedy-Lugar YES Abroad program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is providing 65 American high school students with scholarships to study abroad in countries with significant Muslim populations for one academic year.
- Photojournalism 2.014: Heritage, Hunger and Food Security Program
iEARN is excited to announce that it is currently inviting educators, high schools and youth organizations in the U.S. to apply for participation in its Photojournalism 2.014 program. The program will engage educators and youth in Pakistan, Tajikistan and the United States in cross-cultural collaboration to help them develop photojournalism and media skills through the lens of Heritage, Hunger and Food Security.
- Paid tutoring opportunity
Richland College is looking for Paid P/T english tutors to work with ESL students
- Rotary Peace symposium for HS
Date: February 1, 2014
The annual Rotary Peace symposium for High School students will be held on February 1, 2014 at the Plano Legacy campus of SMU. 5228 Tennyson Parkway, Plano, TX.
- UNA Members Day at the United Nations in NYC
Date: February 7, 2014
Commit by January 1, 2014
Annual February UNA Members Day at the United Nations in NYC. UNA members and students may attend FREE.
- $10,000 National History Teacher of the Year Award nominations
- Paid study for teachers from the Texas Council on Economic Education
- Do you want to teach English in China for 2 weeks this summer?
Date: Summer 2014
All expenses covered while in China and $800 paid. Teacher must provide plane ticket to China.
- A President’s Vision - Student Poster Contest
Date: Due March 7, 2014
During the 2013-14 academic year, Humanities Texas will hold a contest for students to design their own President’s Vision posters. Each student poster should identify the “vision” of a U.S. president and use explanatory text and primary sources to illustrate how that president pursued that vision during his term(s). Any Texas student in grades 6-12 may enter the competition. Students may work individually or in groups of up to three.
- World of 7 Billion Video Contest
Date: Submit by February 21, 2014
Bring technology and creativity into your high school geography classes by incorporating the World of 7 Billion video contest into your syllabi. Challenge your students to create a short (60 seconds or less) video illustrating the connection between world population at seven billion and one of the following: climate change, global poverty, or water sustainability. Students can win up to $1,000 and their teachers will receive free curriculum resources. Full contest guidelines, resources for research, past winners and more can be found by clicking below.
- Global Citizen Year
Each year, Global Citizen Year recruits and trains a diverse corps of high school graduates to engage as apprentices in Asia, Africa, or Latin America during a transformative “bridge year” before college. GCY Fellows spend 10 months in an intensive fellowship learning a new language, becoming integral members of a community and working on the frontlines of today's global challenges. In collaboration with top university, business and social sector leaders, GCY provides Fellows with ongoing training in leadership, global development and social entrepreneurship. Fellows return with the critical perspectives and skills needed to succeed in college and beyond. Read additional information on the Fellows' Blog. CGY is looking for young people with exceptional passion and potential, and it works with each family to find ways to make the experience financially accessible.
- NCGE is currently accepting submissions for: Journal of Geography and The Geography Teacher
The Journal of Geography publishes innovative approaches to geography research, teaching and learning. The Geography Teacher provides a forum for geographic educators and scholars to present innovative teaching strategies and essential content for the K-12 geography, AP Human Geography, introductory college geography and preservice methods classrooms and courses.
- It is time again for the North Texas Citizen Bee
Date: April 5, 2014
Location: Plano, TX
- Oral History Challenge
The Sixth Floor Museum is asking 5th-12th grade students to take the "Oral History Challenge" and interview family members about their memories of JFK.