Near East South Asia - Council of Overseas Schools

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NESA is a community of schools and organizations that has served educators, students and their families from Cairo in the west to Kathmandu in the east for over 50 years.

NESA is dedicated to educator professional growth to improve student learning. We deliver on this mission via intertwined systems of care and quality programming, focusing not only on ideas and knowledge, but also on nurturing and relationships that allow for transformational learning and system impact — all in service of improved student learning.

NESA’s world-class professional learning program cultivates professional growth and human connection in service of student success.

Discover NESA's Seasons of Learning

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The NESA Community generates collective capacity and leadership in order to address the challenges of our time. It is the hub for communications, community engagement and learning.

Explore our 2022-2023 prospectus for schools, This is NESA

If you are an organization, please view
the Prospectus for Organizations

NESA fosters community above all else, and I believe that is its competitive edge.
PD is ubiquitous these days, but people are looking for an experience that fills their
hearts as much as their heads. I believe NESA does that.

— Online Leadership Event participant

Living in a region so vast and complex has strengthened professional generosity, emboldened innovation across schools, and firmly established collaboration as the corner-stone of NESA’s success.

NESA Member School Communities of Practice meet monthly on Zoom in LIVE FORUMS to support each other and collaborate on issues related to the new Ed-vironment.




Webinar 2: ICMEC Child Protection Response Team Workshop Level 1
ICMEC Child Protection Response Team Workshop Level 1
October 11, 2022 | 5:00-8:00pm (GMT+3, Athens, Greece)
SHRM/ISS FLC Preconference Workshop & Course Part 1: Inclusive Workplace Culture
NNLS Course, Part 1: Inclusive Workplace Culture (with ISS & SHRM) as FLC Preconference Workshop
Learn more here.

We are each other’s
we are each other’s
we are each other’s
magnitude and bond.

— Gwendolyn Brooks

NESA unequivocally supports the world-wide call for justice and racial equality as universally held human rights. Truth, compassion and equity are foundational in building the respect, integrity and trust essential to create and sustain learning communities in our NESA region and beyond.