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Summer 2023


Leadership Seminar for Overseas Principals (LSOP)

June 28 – July 1, 2023

An invitational three-day seminar to explore concepts, practices, and processes of executive leadership.  Tuition, room and board provided.

Summer Institute for International College Admissions Counselors

June 20-23, 2023

A four-day College Board information/professional development institute specifically for college guidance counselors in American/international schools to be held at New York University, New York, NY.  Fee supported.  Scholarships are available for OS assisted schools.

  • New Counselor Strand:  Four-day training that covers the fundamentals of university advising, to guide new counselors through key components of the admissions process.
  • Experienced Counselor Strand: Four-day training that explores ways to refine an existing college counseling program and provide experienced counselors with a forum to discuss timely issues with peers and seasoned admission officers.

To learn more visit . Questions: Email Nga-Chi Lai at nlai[at]

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June 25 – 30, 2023

AERO 2023 Summer Institute Application Packet (available to download January 2023).

Six curriculum/content and leadership strands will be held at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.

  • Academic Leaders Strand: For curriculum coordinators and administrators
  • AERO Workshops Strands on curriculum design and teaching content
    • English
    • World Languages
    • Social Studies
    • Mathematics
    • Science

Preference will be given to administrator/curriculum coordinator and teacher teams.  Tuition, room, and board provided

Please contact us for more information at:

Stephanie Barnett, U.S. Department of State
Office of Overseas Schools, SA-1, Room H328
Washington, DC 20522-0103
Fax: +1 (202) 261-8224

Directors/School Heads New to OS Schools

July 6-7, 2023

A two-day workshop at the U.S. State Department, Office of Overseas Schools, to inform and support school heads new to A/OS Schools. Invitational with all local costs supported.

Leadership Paradoxes and Possibilities Program

July 13-15, 2023

A new OS invitational program for current school heads, using the Washington DC region as a learning laboratory to investigate the complexities and future of school leadership.  We recognize the need to construct and communicate a persuasive story of purpose and the imperative of finding a way through the thicket and danger of change toward your preferred leadership future. Guided by literature, contemporary leadership research and best practice, we’ll embark on these essential conversations together.

U.S. Department of State

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