Global EPFP


This program is sponsored by the Institute for Educational Leadership, Inc. in partnership with Michigan State University’s Office of K-12 Outreach.

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 field experience. GEPFP Fellows have participated in field experiences in Bhutan, China, Germany, Switzerland, India, and the United Kingdom.

"As someone who believes that the teaching of global competence is an essential 21st century skill set I want to share with you my sincere gratitude for organizing another very successful trip in an foreign land."

Joe Carvin, Founder, One World United & Virtuous


“One of the great benefits of being part of the GEPFP delegation is the opportunity to network with other professionals who can provide new and innovative perspectives on the education enterprise. The access to leaders and academics in the countries we study and visit is unique to this experience because of well-established relationships between the institutions of higher education where GEPFP Coordinators, Dr. Bob Monson and Dan Schultz, have done extensive work. I wouldn’t trade my experiences in China, Bhutan, and India for any professional learning I have done to date.”

Yvonne Caamal Canul, Retired Superintendent, Lansing School District 

“My GEPFP experiences in Bhutan, India, and China were some of the most valuable experiences I’ve had as an educator (and traveler). I’ve especially enjoyed learning how culture shapes education policy and how policymakers are striving to achieve equitable outcomes for children."

Melissa Granetz, Leadership 

Coach, TNTP

"Global EPFP provides a unique opportunity to connect with global policy experts and professional leaders from around the US. While in China and Bhutan, we were able to interact with educational officials at all levels, visit classrooms, and connect with teachers and students. Combined with this rich educational experience was learning about the fascinating culture and history of each country. Global EPFP has been an excellent way to gain a global perspective that has impacted my work with educators."

Betty Underwood, REAP Project Director, Lansing School District

Education Policy in Argentina: Public Education in an Era of Political Transition


The field study will include briefings with the national Ministry of Education, universities, and K-12 schools. Monthly online meetings will enable Senior Fellows to engage with policy experts who will share their perceptions of the debate about public policy and its influence on the future of Argentina with specific emphasis on how to improve the nation’s schools and colleges. The field study will provide opportunities to assess access to public and private education in Buenos Aires, as well as in southern Patagonia.

Global EPFP involves monthly two-hour synchronous online seminars from February through May 2020 as well as a field study in Buenos Aires and Tierra del Fuego.

Global EPFP (GEPFP) is a unique experience combining online synchronous learning and an international field study open to EPFP alumni and other senior level education leaders with an interest in global education policy.


To request a program description prior to the online information session, please email either co-coordinator:  Dan Schultz ( or Bob Monson (

Why Participate in GEPFP?

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

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

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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