CGEP@San Diego State, formerly the International Studies Teacher Education Project (ISTEP), is based in the College of Education at San Diego State University. CGEP@San Diego State provides professional development programs throughout San Diego and Imperial County. CGEP@San Diego State programs include Intercultural Ambassadors, Global Dialogue, Global Book Bags, Global Voices: Digital Storytelling, and GeoQuest in collaboration with the California Geographic Alliance. CGEP@San Diego State supports the Global Scholars program in Sweetwater Union High School District and the Generation Global cohort of student teachers at SDSU's Teacher Education program. CGEP@San Diego State programs are led by Teacher Leaders and coordinated by Interim Regional Director Kelly Leon while we search for a new Regional Director.


Teaching for Sustainable Communities

Summer Institute:

TBD Follow-up Meeting: November 2, 2019 Student Exhibition & Final Meeting: May 16, 2020

Watch for next year's dates coming soon!

CGEP@San Diego State

Regional Director Anne-Marie Debbane

San Diego State University, College of Education 6475 Alvarado Road, Suite 234, San Diego, CA 92182

Global dialogue program

Global Dialogue is a 1-3 day program that introduces teachers to the CGEP Global Competence Framework and the Essentials of Dialogue from Generation Global. Teachers learn how to engage their students in discussions about global issues within the classroom, with peers around the world, and through facilitated online forums. This program is a based on a partnership with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and is best suited for secondary teachers. However, accommodations can be made for elementary teachers.

Intercultural Ambassador Program

International students studying at SDSU are selected each year to serve as Intercultural Ambassadors in local K-12 schools. Ambassadors work with host teachers to provide cross-cultural learning experiences during the Spring semester to promote global competence, college and study abroad preparation, and unique cultural exchange. Interested SDSU international students may attend an informational meeting on Sept. 13, 2019 (1:00 p.m.) and apply online by Oct. 14, 2019. Interested host teachers in San Diego may apply online by December 14, 2019. This program is presented in partnership with the SDSU International Student Center.

Global Book Bags Program


The Global Book Bags Program provides book lists, learning activities, and book-filled workshops for elementary teachers to teach for global competency using children's literature with global themes.  Join our Teacher Leaders for a half-day workshop on Saturday, October 26, 2019 (8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.) at SDSU Extended Studies Center rooms 206/208. The workshop is free, but online registration is required.