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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 Announces Teachers' Summer Institute 2014: War and Conflict


This year’s summer teacher’s institute “War and Conflict” will take a closer look at war and conflict around the world, with the partnership of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to a usual slate of scholar-educators who will offer content presentations on the cause, course, and long term effect of war and conflict, we’ll get an exclusive look into the exhibition “The World at War 1914-1918” and the resources it offers. You’ll leave with new insights into the topic, teaching resources, and primary source documents that you can use with your students.

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