The program has extended my profession horizon, I compared two systems, now I look with new eyes on law enforcement in RF [the Russian Federation].
Russia Criminal Justice participant
What We Do
At ITD we set the scene for profound inter-cultural experiences. Our work brings together professionals and/or students from around the world to share cultures, exchange ideas, deepen understanding, and spread knowledge. The programs we offer include a wide range of topics: from developing civic education curricula to exploring minority integration in the West, from promoting indigenous visual arts to studying US culture and democracy. With their new-found knowledge and their experience of dynamic engagement, our participants return to their countries enriched by their exchange, and re-charged by new and challenging ideas. In their own words it is "an experience of a lifetime."

Welcoming Katie to the ITD team!

ITD is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Dr. Katie Lazdowski to the position of program manager. Katie has been contributing to the success of ITD programs throughout 2018 as a skilled education consultant. We are honored to start the new year by welcoming Dr. Lazdowski as a full time ITD staff member. She brings more than 15 years of international education and training experience to her position as program manager. Prior to joining ITD, Katie served as an education consultant for the organization School to School; a teacher training instructor at the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts; an Education Specialist for the US Peace Corps in Mali and as a French teacher in public and private high schools in New England. Katie is fluent in French and has lived and worked in several different African countries.  She holds a doctorate in Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies from the University of Massachusetts and a master's degree in teaching foreign languages from Simmons College. In her new role she will expand and strengthen ITD's capacity to offer high quality programs focused on education as well as ensure that all ITD programs challenge participants to think critically and become engaged in their own learning.  


Current Activities

SUSI for Student Leaders of the Western Hemipshere
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Citizen Participation with North Africa and the Middle East
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SUSI for Secondary School Educators
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Step Up Uganda
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