The overseas education of more than four million American children and youth since World War II is an unwritten chapter in the history of American education and represents the schooling of several generations under circumstances unique to human history.

A group of teachers visit a mosque in Izmir, 1966-'67. Help us identify them!

A group of teachers visit a mosque in Izmir, 1966-’67. Help us identify them!

Today the U. S. Departments of Defense and State operate or assist more than 300 schools in over 100 foreign countries. Additionally there are more than 600 private American owned or supported schools abroad.

The mission of AOSHS is to collect, record, and preserve the unique history of educating American children and youth abroad; and to enhance public knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the contributions made by American educators and their students in the advancement of democracy around the world.

Izmir American High School 2002 Graduation Graduation is always a day to remember, especially for these Izmir American High School (Izmir, Turkey) seniors. Their graduation ceremony took place in the ancient Library at Ephesus, Turkey. IAHS closed in June, 2002.