2018-19 K-12 Global Fellowship Program


The K-12 Global Fellowship Program is organized by the Area Studies Centers of The Ohio State University's Office of International Affairs. The program's aim is to connect teachers from across the state of Ohio in a year-long series of discussion group workshops that focus on contemporary issues from a global perspective. The workshops will take place on Saturdays throughout the academic year from 10AM-12PM on the main campus of OSU with each workshop focusing on a particular region: East Asia, Eastern Europe/Eurasia, Latin America or the Middle East. Through the series of workshops, teachers will increase their knowledge of the global dimension of salient issues affecting the world in order to prepare them to lead discussions about these issues back in the classroom with their students. Workshops will be limited to 15-20 pre- and in-service teachers. Two weeks prior to each session, registered participants will be provided with a reading to prepare in advance. Then each session will include a 60-90 minute lecture by a guest expert followed by 30-60 minutes of group discussion. As much as possible, participants will also be provided with resources and tools to use in their classrooms. Participating teachers will receive a paid parking token and a contact hour certificate for each session that they attend.

2018-19 Theme: Minority Issues around the World

Dates and Topics:

November 17: "Roma and Minorities in Southeastern Europe" with Dr. Sunnie Rucker-Chang, U. of Cincinnati

February 9: "Ethnicity in China: Ethnic Minority Cultures in Southwest China" with Dr. Mark Bender, Ohio State U.

February 16: "Afro-Brazilian Journeys Towards Freedom" with Dr. Isis Barra Costa, Ohio State U.

March 23: Azerbijani Minority in Iran: Religion, Culture, and Civic Rights Struggle" with Dr. Ramin Ahmadoghlu, Georgia Gwinnett College


Teachers may opt to attend one or multiple sessions but must preregister. Please complete the online registration at least two weeks prior to a workshop.


Location: Enarson Classroom Building, Room 160, 2009 Millikin Rd., Columbus, OH 43210

Parking: Tuttle Park Parking Garage, 2000 Tuttle Park Pl., Columbus, OH 43210

For questions, please email Alicia Baca (baca.31@osu.edu) or call (614)292-8770.