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1 International Faculty Opportunities
Presentation By Andrea Insley Ed.D. Carey Schroyer D.C. Executive Director, Global Initiatives District Faculty Coordinator

2 Presentation Topics International Professional Development Grant Application Fulbright Program – (Core Fulbright Scholar Program) International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Short Term Faculty Development Programs CIEE Fulbright – Hays Seminar Abroad Senior Specialist Program Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program English Language Fellow Program Global Impact Leadership or Participation Faculty Led Study Abroad: SCCD or WCCCSA programs

3 International Professional Development Grant Application
DEADLINE: MARCH 1 Application available online at: Send your application to: International Programs 2 SA 102

4 Fulbright Program The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” The Fulbright Program has provided almost 300,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. NOTE: The term "Fulbright Program" encompasses a variety of exchange programs, including both individual and institutional grants. For further information, please visit

5 Core Fulbright Scholar Program
The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Program Length: 2 months – 1 year. Deadline: August 1, 2013 Learn More at

6 Core Fulbright Scholar Program: Eligibility Essentials
U.S. citizenship A Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree in your field (but not required for ALL programs or seminars) For professionals and artists outside academia, professional standing and accomplishments Teaching experience if required by award (see criteria described with specific award) Limits apply to prior Fulbright Scholar grantees

7 Core Fulbright Scholar Program
Application and Information

8 Application Tips: Get the support from your unit/Institution
Apply BEFORE the deadline (August 1, 2013) Read the job descriptions carefully Prepared a strong application and statement Three reference letters- strong ones Ask questions – contact person or former Fulbrighters Wish for the best – (Advice from Yilin Sun - an SCCD Fulbright Scholar)

9 International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
IREX is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting advanced field research and professional training programs between the United States and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Eurasia, China, and comparable contiguous societies (includes some grants). Learn more at:

10 Short Term Faculty Development Programs
CIEE – Council on International Educational Exchange Fulbright-Hays Seminars Fulbright Specialist Program

11 CIEE CIEE – Council on International Educational Exchange—provides 1-2 week intensive overseas programs for U.S. faculty and administrators (Feb deadline). Learn more at:

12 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program
The program is open to educators and administrators with responsibilities for curriculum development in fields related to humanities, languages, and area studies. Topics and host countries of the seminars vary from year to year. All seminars are in non-Western European countries. The program is geared towards those educators with little or no experience in the host country(ies) who demonstrate the need to develop and enhance their curriculum through short-term study and travel abroad. Only 1 Seminar for Summer Seminars usually take place from late May to mid-August for a duration of four to six weeks. LEARN more at:

13 Fulbright Specialist Program
A short-term complement to the core Fulbright Scholar Program, sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning and related subjects at overseas academic institutions. Personal Research is not funded via the Fulbright Specialists Program. Program Length: 2 – 6 weeks (Program Dependent). Rolling Deadline Learn More at

14 Fulbright Specialist Application
Application and Information:

15 Fulbright SIR Program Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program enables U.S. colleges and universities to host foreign academics (non- US scholars through lecture grants) to lecture on a wide range of subject fields. Program length: One semester or academic year. Learn more at

16 English Language Fellow Program a Department of State program administered by Georgetown University MA in TEFL/TESOL or related field with substantial post MA teacher/curriculum development experience. Senior Fellows apply before March 31 for the following academic year. Serve as teacher trainers, curriculum and program developers, evaluations and needs analyses. Full living allowance, airfare and 25-35K stipend

17 Leading Study Abroad Trips
Faculty-led Programs SCCD faculty may organize study abroad trips to a variety of destinations. If you are a faculty member and would like to organize a study abroad trip for the SCCD, please contact Andrea Insley, Executive Director, SCCD Global Initiatives or the International Programs Executive Director on your campus for details and a proposal packet. Through our membership in the Washington Community College Consortium for Study Abroad (WCCCSA), faculty may apply to lead /teach in a quarter length study abroad program. Contact the International Programs office at your campus or watch for periodic s inviting these faculty proposals.

18 Global Impact Seattle Community College District students, faculty and staff partnering with Seattle-area medical, educational and service-oriented community organizations to deliver healthcare and volunteer service in developing countries. The Seattle Community College District sponsors global health service learning programs every summer. Sites have included Belize, India, Vietnam, Peru, Tanzania and Ghana. Make a Difference in the World This Summer! Visit the website to learn about the programs. Faculty, staff and student routinely participate in these programs. Faculty/staff leadership applications are due in mid November for the upcoming summer. Learn more at:

19 Some benefits of studying and/or teaching abroad…
Professional Viability: join a network of distinguished leaders/educators representing nearly every academic and professional field. Teaching: gain broad experience and perspectives of the field to enable me to work effectively with my students Professional Development: share information learned abroad with colleagues and get more colleagues to engage Global Education: Advocate for global education programs/projects, ready to be more engaged Networking: develop relationships with colleagues who I may not have ever met (both in and out of my field.) Awareness/Life Experience: Living and working in a different region and culture enhanced my understanding of the world, enriched my life, and deepened awareness of my own country and community.

20 Thank you! Please direct questions or comments to: Andrea Insley, Executive Director, SCCD Global Initiatives

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