Make citizen diplomacy more available, accessible and understandable to future citizens in our community.
Expand GlobalAustin outreach efforts to secondary educators and students and college students in the Austin region.
Create opportunities for interactive learning experiences in citizen diplomacy.
US Department of State Diplomatic Classrooms (Office of Public Engagement)
Working with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs - US Department of State, GlobalAustin makes Virtual engagement via Skype an important aspect of student diplomacy.
Please include “Re: Irina Karmanova” in the notes section of the State Department Request Form.
The greater Austin region is fortunate to have many organizations and individuals with global expertise. The University of Texas is home to the Texas Diplomat in Residence, for the US Department of State, international scholars and programs are available through UT, St. Edwards and Texas State University. The Austin region is also home to numerous Fulbright Scholars.
You can request a global speaker for your classrooms or clubs by completing a Global Speaker Request Form and GlobalAustin will assist you in contacting and arranging for a speaker or panel for your students.
The United States Diplomacy Center’s education programs immerse students in the world of American diplomacy and the critical work of the United States Department of State. At the heart of the Center’s education programs are our diplomacy simulations. These are hands-on exercises that allow students and teachers to experience what it is like to be a diplomat while grappling with complex foreign affairs topics.
On-line materials and training for educators are available at: https://diplomacy.state.gov/simulations/overview/index.htm
Diplomatic simulations were used in the 2017 Interscholastic Youth summit.
Student Great Decisions Groups:
GlobalAustin is planning for expansion of its highly successful Great Decisions group to students.
We seek leadership to collaborate with us to develop Great Decisions student groups in the Greater Austin area.
Register for Teacher training through the FPA teacher training institute.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program for students and scholars sponsored by the U.S. government. The program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
Fulbright Grant opportunities are available for students, scholars, teachers, professionals and groups.
Scholarships for Study Abroad:
GlobalAustin annually awards four scholarships for international educational exchange.
Internships are available to all higher education students who have a passion for citizen diplomacy and international education and exchange.