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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hemispheres has a long history of innovation, which reached new levels on Thursday, October 31 when our podcast program 15 Minute History has managed to climb into the #1 slot on iTunes U. The little podcast series we started a year ago has become the single most popular collection of recording from any of the hundreds of universities around the world that contribute materials to iTunes U!
Siberia and Uzbekistan participants share their experiences on the History Department web site.
Ever wonder what it's like to participate in our educational travel programs? Well, now you can get a glimpse: two of last summer's travel programs have been highlighted by our friends at Not Even Past.
South Asia Institute leads 3rd Hemispheres/GEEO collaborative trip
This compact Indian journey will introduce you to three very different northern cities and the colorful rural life of Rajasthan. From the hectic pace of Delhi, with its bustling markets, magnificent monuments and colonial past, travel by private transport to Agra and the mesmerizing beauty of the Taj Mahal—truly one of the wonders of the world. Discover why Jaipur is called the Pink City and get a taste of village life in Abhaneri with its magnificent stepwells. Photographers and culture lovers won't be disappointed on this classic adventure.