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Hemispheres: The International Outreach Consortium

Connecting to the larger world. Transforming old ideas into new. Providing innovative approaches to world studies.

Hemispheres, the international outreach consortium at the University of Texas at Austin, offers a broad educational program to increase knowledge and understanding of Western Europe; Latin America; the Middle East; Russia, East Europe, and Eurasia; and South Asia. Using the resources of one of the nation’s largest research institutions, we work with educators to address critical needs and to supplement existing knowledge of the world around us.

Using the resources of one of the nation's largest universities, Hemispheres works with K-12 and post-secondary schools, civic and non-profit organizations, business, the media, and governmental agencies to foster knowledge and understanding of these regions in our classrooms and communities.

We see the University as a center for current ideas and our role as a conduit to bring information to the classroom in the ways that educators find most useful. Everything that we do is constructed with an awareness of the educational standards and an understanding of what educators need for their classrooms.

We are actively involved in content-based teacher training, standards-aligned curriculum development, and the presentation of instructional resources in a variety of formats and levels.

Using our funding sources wisely, we are able to provide the majority of our services for no or little cost. With our network of campus affiliates and partners, we can expand our services to provide comprehensive services to a wide variety of audiences on an almost limitless number of topics.

To learn more about Hemispheres and the services that we provide, please take a few moments to explore our web site. Please feel free to contact us individually or jointly at hemispheres@austin.utexas.edu.

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Teacher's Program in Turkey 2015

Mt Nemrut's mysterious heads are a capstone of this program.

Spectacular mosques, rustic Armenian churches and towering stone castles reward those willing to get off the beaten path. From ancient mud brick cities to exotic bazaars and the mysterious fallen stone heads at Nemrut Dagi, this 8-day trip is Turkey at its most fascinating. Travel to the land beneath the snow-capped peak of Mt Ararat, the legendary resting place of Noah's Ark and immerse yourself in the magnificent sights and legendary hospitality of the people in this lesser-known, and lesser-traveled, region of Turkey.

Teacher's Program in Sri Lanka 2015!

Travel by tuk tuk during your free time in Sri Lanka's vibrant capital, Colombo.

For most travelers, Sri Lanka has been off the map for too long. Well, it's back. Discover the vibrant colors, diverse cultures and swaying palm trees of this tropical jewel on a 14-day trip designed to please. You'll explore tea plantations and rock fortresses, try stilt fishing in Galle and get inspired at an elephant sanctuary. This trip is about more than just beaches and stunning views; it's about the inspiring people you'll meet along the way.

Teacher's Program in the Baltics and St Petersburg 2015!

Visit Talinn, Estonia's vibrant, undiscovered capitol.

Decades after the fall of communism, the Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia remain a mystery to most travelers. We’re not complaining, though; more mystery means fewer crowds and an easier time getting to know these fantastic countries. Beginning in charming cobblestoned Vilnius and ending in St Petersburg, Russia’s cultural capital, this 2-week trip gets to the very heart of the region. Get an up-close glimpse of Riga’s castles and art district, experience rural life in Estonia, and venture into the fortresses and medieval architecture of Tallinn before crossing into Russia by land.

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