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The continuing integration of global economies and societies affects nearly every part of our lives – education, communities, business, government. For Purdue Extension, this means responding proactively to the global forces that are shaping Indiana so that we can maintain our effectiveness in serving our local clientele and addressing local needs. For Extension to meet the demands of an interconnected world where global communities are converging, our educators and specialists will need to understand the intricacies of that interconnectedness and possess the skills necessary to succeed within it.

 Several not-for-profit entities provide opportunities and experiences to strengthen the competence and confidence of extension field staff to work with international aspects of extension. Visit the following Web sites to learn more about each organization's volunteer opportunities:

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Winrock International


International Extension Quarterly Newsletters


Additional Resources and Websites

The Extension Diveristy Committee- 

Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education -

National Diversity Center on eXtension -

Epsilon Sigma Phi, Global Relations Committee -

Extensión en Español -

National Initiative to Internationalize Extension -

Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development -

USDA's International Programs -

NIFA International Program Seminars -

Association for International Agriculture and Extension Education -

Sundance and Skoll Foundation’s Stories of Change -

Intercultural Competencias Measurement Tools -

A Handbook for Advancing Comprehensive Internationalization -

The Intercultural Development Inventory - 
                   Purdue Staff/Faculty who can administer the test/assess the results:
College of Agriculture, Office of Multi-Cultural Programs: Dr. Pamala Morris:
Purdue Extension, Marion County: Carmen Derusha:
Purdue Extension, Porter County: Kristina Parker:


For more information, contact:

Andrea Burniske
International Extension Program Coordinator
Phone: 765-494-9831