In the spring of 1998, a group of Mexican students from Texas A&M University visited 2nd Grade students of Johnson Elementary School, Bryan, to give an informal presentation about the Mexican holiday, El Cinco de Mayo. This event sparked the initiative of a new program: International Education Outreach (IEO).
International Education Outreach (IEO) brings cultural presentations into the K-12 schools of Bryan and College Station, reaching students who might not have other international exposure. Through these presentations, IEO works to broaden children’s perspectives and knowledge, thus developing more well-rounded and sensitive individuals.
Note: This program is offered only to schools located within the Bryan or College Station area.
This program allows international students to present information on their native countries. IEO supplements any unit of a teacher’s curriculum that is related to a foreign country or culture. The cultural presentations can include anything from displays, collections, and pamphlets to computer programs, videos, and hands-on items.