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Global EPFP

The purpose of the Global Education Policy Fellowship Program (GEPFP) is to provide Senior Fellows with the opportunity to study education policy in the Age of Globalization by investigating education development challenges in economically developed and developing countries. GEPFP is a unique experience open to senior level leaders with an interest in global education policy, combining online learning with an international study tour (GEPFP Fellows have gone on study tours to Bhutan, China, India, and the United Kingdom).


“GEPFP and the UK study tour provided me a valuable learning opportunity. The experience allowed me to look at education in a new light, see different perspectives, and mostly energized my commitment to education.”

Julie Corbett, President, Corbett Education Consulting, LLC

“The GEPFP experience served as the perfect second bookend to my 45-year career in education policy. The 2011 GEPFP study tour to China was as deeply focused on policy issues in their context as my experience in the IEL’s Washington Interns in Education in 1970-71 (WIE evolved into the Education Policy Fellowship Program). I encourage anyone who can find the time and resources to support joining this program to do so.”

Dr. Michael Kane, President, MKane, LLC

“The GEPFP program provided an opportunity for me to better understand the impact of policy on education. It also gave me the occasion to reflect on best practices from a global perspective.”

Jennifer Harriton-Wilson, Director of Special, Remedial, and Assessment Services & CIO, Haldane Central School District

APPLY TO 2017 GEPFP Trip to China HERE.

2017 GEPFP Program Description HERE. 

Watch our promotional video from the 2016 GEPFP study tour of India.

Through GEPFP, Senior Fellows:

  • Become aware of the approaches that developed and developing countries are taking to ensure their education systems are preparing young people for a globally competitive economy;
  • Develop a perspective of the United States’ efforts to ensure its schools are globally competitive;
  • Observe first hand and engage with policymakers shaping the school reform efforts abroad; and,
  • Build networking relationships with influential policymakers abroad, as well as grow a network of professionals working in the global education policy arena.

The GEPFP experience consists of monthly two-hour online seminars focused on providing context and deep understanding of global policies and issues, an international study tour, a capstone multi-day Washington Policy Seminar, and an [optional] policy analysis on some facet of a select nation’s education policy initiative and its implications on the United States and/or the organization that sponsors the GEPFP experience.


GEPFP is a continuous effort led by leading experts in global education, Dr. Bob Monson and Dan Schultz, who bring decades of experience in international development and study abroad programs.



Why Participate in GEPFP?
The GEPFP Senior Fellowship experience will include opportunities and access unavailable on typical study tours.

Examples of Policy Analyses

Implications of Chinese Education Policy on the Chartering Strategy in the United States

(by Tim McDonald, Senior Fellow, Harvard University, GEPFP Fellow to China, 2011-12)

School Turnaround in England: Utilizing the Private Sector 

(by Julie Corbett, Corbett Education Consulting, GEPFP Fellow to UK, 2013-14)

Global EPFP Team

Helen Janc Malone
National Director, EPFP

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Robert J. Monson
Global EPFP Coordinator

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Daniel W. Schultz
Global EPFP Coordinator

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