International + Distance Education Alliance (I+DEA)

The I+DEA office coordinates distance education and the internationalization initiative in the College of Education. All international programs are safe, affordable, accessible and have a strong impact on our students. We develop strategic partnerships all over the world to provide pre-service teachers the opportunity to complete a portion of their student-teaching semester abroad. For more information and application, please, visit Student Teaching Abroad page

For faculty (planning a study abroad program) For students
  • Educating about intercultural competence
  • Preparing for study abroad experience
  • Identifying activities to promote cultural competence
  • Enriched pre-departure course
  • Help with course design
  • Educating about necessary skills and attitudes
  • Templates for self-reflection
  • What it takes to be a successful teacher in a global classroom
  • Pre-departure activities
  • Models of intercultural competence
  • Post-arrival activities
  • Guest speakers 

Our goal is to provide both students and faculty with the tools and frameworks to make a study abroad program an eventful cultural experience that will impact students' cultural competency and their ability to thrive in global environment.


  • Director, International + Distance Education Alliance (I+DEA)
  • Teaching Assistant Professor
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Teaching Adjunct Professor
  • Coordinator of Distance Education Development
  • Graduate Assisstant
  • CICE / I+DEA Graduate Assistant
  • Graduate Research Assistant

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