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Celebrate International Mother Language Day

Inclusive Education through and with Language - Language Matters Message from the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova:2015 marks the 15th anniversary of International Mother Language Day – this is also a turning point year for the international community, as the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals, when countries will define a new global sustainable development agenda. The focus for the post-2015...

Celebrate International Education Week

Today marks the beginning of the 15th annual International Education Week – an opportunity to celebrate international education and global exchange. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn,...

Celebrate First Bilingual Literacy Month

Read Conmigo, the bilingual literacy campaign for children sponsored by Infinity Auto Insurance, has declared the first annual Bilingual Literacy Month this May. As the first celebration of its kind, Bilingual Literacy Month aims to raise awareness about the importance and benefits of raising bilingual kids.More...

Celebrate Spain’s Cultural Diversity

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There’s never been a better time to take that much-anticipated study trip to SpainThe economy is on the rebound, so there’s optimism but prices are still relatively low. And a positive aspect of the recession is that it has led the people of the country back to the roots of their culture.Spain announced last month that it has retaken...

Celebrate International Mother Language Day

"Local languages constitute the majority of languages spoken across our world in the field of science. They are also the most endangered. Excluding languages means excluding those who speak them from their fundamental human right to scientific knowledge. " - Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General.The Mother Tongue Day in 2014 will examine issues related to local languages and science. Experts...

Celebrate International Education Week by Applying for High School Study Abroad Scholarships

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors many programs that are now accepting applications for scholarships that provide American high school students the opportunity to study abroad.Opportunities include:The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers scholarships to American high school students to spend an academic year living with host families and attending...

Celebrate International Literacy Day 2013

Gift a book! Read to a child! Donate to a literacy organization! Learn a new word! Visit a library!Literacy is a right and a foundation for lifelong learning, better well-being and livelihoods. As such it is a driver for sustainable and inclusive development."Literacy is much more than an educational priority – it is the ultimate investment in the future and the first step...

Celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

2013 Theme: "Indigenous peoples building alliances: Honoring treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements"The International Day of the World's Indigenous People (9 August) was first proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995 – 2004).In 2004, the Assembly proclaimed a Second International Decade,...