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By Nicholas Allen | March 25, 2020

The Duke-University of North Carolina Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies and the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies are collaborating to introduce an online program that will bring together US and Middle Eastern K-12 teachers for a virtual exchange program: Teachers Collaborating Across Borders (TCAB).

The TCAB program is a unique opportunity for teachers from the United States and teachers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to engage in international dialogue and virtual exchange. Throughout the program, teachers will discuss topics related to education and culture in their respective countries and to find ways to share this information in their classrooms. We are now seeking applicants for their first cohort, which will consist of 15 US K-12 teachers and 15 teachers from the MENA region.

They will meet both asynchronously and synchronously through Zoom every other week from September through November, 2020. Participants will also plan a classroom project of their choice (working with people from at least one other country), which they will implement in spring 2021. For more information and application materials, go to:

Application deadline is April 30. 

For more information, contact Lisa Adeli – or Emma Harver –