NCDE Partnership with The International Coalition for Global Education and Exchange

Artistic drawing of world map with "The International Coalition"

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE), a project of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by Mobility International USA (MIUSA), is honored to be a partner with The International Coalition for Global Education and Exchange.

The mission of The International Coalition for Global Education and Exchange is to connect international education and exchange stakeholders for shared media outreach, advocacy, and research that makes a compelling case for the critical value of global engagement and public diplomacy to achieve a more collaborative and peaceful world.

"The Forum is proud to launch this initiative with our industry partners,” said Melissa Torres, President and CEO of The Forum on Education Abroad. “We are at a critical juncture in the international education and exchange community. The near total suspension of student and youth mobility due to the global pandemic and pressures on businesses and institutions around the world could all too easily lead to long-term disengagement. We believe that more global connections, not fewer, will be crucial in the years to come as we recover as a global community from this threat, and that international education and exchange can and should be at the forefront of that reemergence."

Erica Carley Harris, head of Government & Public Affairs at CIEE, shares that “There’s no huge umbrella organization that is representing all of those various stakeholders, but these are all entities that are very invested in the future success of international education and exchange programs.”

The NCDE looks forward to our partnership with The Coalition to ensure disability inclusion is integrated into all aspects of international education and exchange.

About:

The International Coalition for Global Education and Exchange is an organizing initiative of institutions, organizations, businesses, families, chambers of commerce, business and trade associations, and community leaders who embrace and support international education and exchange programs. The initiative is coordinated by The Forum on Education Abroad. Additional founding members of The International Coalition, in addition to The Forum, include CIEE, Cultural Vistas, IES Abroad, InterExchange, ISEP, Rutgers University, World Learning, and San Diego State University.

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