EDUCATION ABROAD INITIATIVE ACTIVITIES
The AED Education Abroad Iniative efforts focus on working collaboratively with educational institutions both in the United States and in the developing world. The Handbook for Hosting: AED Guide to Welcoming Students to Your Campus was released in November 2006. The publication provides a comprehensive picture of the educational, student services, housing, and contractual relationships inherent in being a hosting partner with a U.S. educational institution or education abroad program provider.
The Academy is committed to connecting nontraditional education abroad students—including those who are disadvantaged--to knowledge, resources, and service learning that can improve their international educational experiences, and through those experiences their lives. On May 2, 2006, AED hosted a Colloquium on Diversity in Education Abroad to review the state of affairs of under representation in the U.S. study abroad population, with a particular focus on access for students of color and those of limited financial means. The Colloquium Proceedings were published in May 2007.
The AED Development Fellows Program provides professional experience to the next generation of development leaders. Accomplished U.S. students and individuals between academic programs with diverse technical skills now have the opportunity to compete for work in AED development project offices around the world. Fellows will be placed in selected AED projects in all world regions and, later, with AED partners, including local NGOs. AED welcomes institutional affiliations with U.S. institutions for this program. E-mail AED for more information, or telephone (direct): (202) 884-8395.