International Professional
Development Opportunities:
For: Faculty, Classified and Exempt Staff
Presentation By
Andrea Insley
Carey Schroyer
Executive Director, Global
District Faculty Coordinator
Presentation Topics
Fulbright Programs
Short Term Faculty Development Programs
English Language Fellow Program
Faculty Led Study Abroad: SCCD or WCCCSA
International Professional Development Grant
Global Impact and Teach in China for all faculty/staff
Exchanges with Institutions Abroad
Administrator short term programs
Inbound faculty and staff– lectures, visits
Fulbright Program
Flagship international educational exchange program sponsored
by the U.S. government.
Goal: “increase mutual understanding between the people of
the United States and the people of other countries.”
Nearly 300,000 participants to date—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.
8,000 grants awarded among all FB programs.
Note: ESL Faculty are encouraged to apply for the English
Fellows Program through Georgetown University
Learn More at:
REMINDER: The term "Fulbright Program" encompasses a variety of exchange programs,
including both individual and institutional grants.
Core Fulbright Scholar Program
• 800 U.S. faculty and
professionals abroad each year
to 155 countries
• Grantees lecture and conduct
research in a wide variety of
academic and professional
• Program Length: 2 months – 1
• Application Deadline:
August 1, 2014
• Learn More at
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
Core Fulbright Scholar Program
Application and Information
Application Tips
Get the support from your college and
Apply BEFORE the deadline (August 1)
Listen to the webinars on various programs
and the application process
Read the job descriptions carefully
Prepare a strong application and statement
Three reference letters- strong ones
Ask questions – contact person or former
SCCD Fulbright Stipend
SCCD values the Fulbright
$15K stipend in lieu of sabbatical to
cover at home costs
Eligible only to full year awardees
Apply at same time as Fulbright
Short Term Faculty
Development Programs
CIEE – Council on
Educational Exchange
• 1-2 week intensive overseas
programs for U.S. faculty and
administrators (Feb deadline).
• Learn more at:
Fulbright-Hays Seminars
Abroad Program
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 but in nonWestern European countries.
Geared for educators inexperienced in target country but
who demonstrate the need to develop curriculum through
short-term study and travel abroad.
Travel late May to mid-August for 4-6 weeks.
LEARN more at:
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
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
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 emails inviting these faculty
Benefits of travelling, volunteering
and/or teaching abroad…
Professional Visibility: join a network of distinguished leaders/educators
representing nearly every academic and professional field.
Teaching: gain broad experience and perspectives of the field to work more
effectively with students
Professional Development: share information learned abroad with
colleagues and get more colleagues to engage; greater relationship and
understanding with global students
Global Education: Advocate for global education programs/projects, ready to
be more engaged world wide
Networking: develop relationships with colleagues overseas
Awareness/Life Experience: Living and working in a different region and
culture enhances an understanding of the world, enriches life, and deepens
awareness of own country and community.
International Professional
Development Grant
Application Deadline: March 1
Application available online at:
Ideas for Classified and Administrators
• Visit another institution overseas for a week and see how your
function in the SCCD is facilitated there.
• Attend a conference abroad
• Participate in a short term program abroad
• Fulbright seminars (Administrators)
• Fulbright Specialist Program
Short Term Exchanges
Review the list of SCCD
institutional partners
Contact Global Initiatives to
establish connection
Design a visit, project proposal
and get supervisor okay
Apply for funding
LEARN more at:
Note: Staff should consider a visit of
short length during quieter periods at
Fulbright Specialist Program
Two- to six-week consulting and/or
teaching opportunities
Must have terminal degree for your
Online application to Fulbright
Specialist roster with rolling
Institutions overseas develop
projects and request specialists from
the roster
Program does not support research
Twenty-five eligible disciplines,
including new STEM education
LEARN more at:
Global Impact
Note: This program is not operating in 2014 but will be back in Summer 2015.
Seattle Community College District students, faculty and staff
partnering with Seattle-area medical, educational and serviceoriented 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.
 Visit the website to learn about the programs. Faculty, staff and students
routinely participate in these programs. Faculty/staff leadership
applications are due in mid November for the upcoming summer.
 Learn more at:
Teach In China
Promoted primarily to students through a special SCCD linkage,
faculty, exempt and classified can also consider a sabbatical or
leave. Program attracts many people with teaching credentials,
but not required.
 Semester-based (Sept-Dec and Feb-June)
 Teach conversation classes in public primary,
secondary, and high schools throughout
 Contract Basics: 15 hrs week in class
instruction. Pay varies from $550$700/month, depending on training +
furnished apartment and travel stipend.
 Learn More at:
Other Volunteer Programs
Global Citizens Network
Focus: Cross Cultural Competence
Description: GCN is a volunteer
organization for people
committed to sharing values of
peace, justice, tolerance, crosscultural understanding and global
cooperation. Each team of six to
12 people works with local
villagers on projects initiated by
the local community, for the
benefit of that community.
Habitat for Humanity Global
Village Volunteer Program
Focus: Construction and Service
Description: Volunteer
internationally to build decent,
affordable shelter alongside
members of the
community. Learn about poverty
housing, development challenges
and Habitat’s ministry and
mission to help eradicate them.
More Fulbright Opportunities
Travelling to other countries to globalize
our experience
• Fulbright Specialist Program
• Seminars for International Education
Bringing international scholars here to
globalize our campuses:
• Scholar in Residence
• Outreach Lecturing Fund
International Education
Administrator Seminars
Example of typical dates. Check website.
India: AUGUST 1
Germany: FEBRUARY 3
France: FEBRUARY 3
United Kingdom: FEBRUARY 3
Russia Community College Administrators: OCTOBER 15
German Studies Seminar: OCTOBER 15
Learn More at:
Outreach Lecturing Fund
Current Fulbright Scholars in the USA “on loan”
to institutions for a few day
Ideas for how to use the OLF program:
Department or campus-wide lectures to students or faculty (or both);
Lectures in classrooms where the scholar can make a contribution to the
Faculty meetings that allow for an exchange of ideas;
Informal gatherings of students and faculty;
Home hospitality offered by faculty;
Meetings with community organizations or religious groups that have a
special interest in international relations.
Note: if scholar is coming from out of town, school must take care of
housing/food, local transportation
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence
Brings scholars and professionals from abroad to campus (or
Colleges can use this resource to develop language or area
Application is made by the interested U.S. institution
Deadline is OCTOBER 15
THANK YOU For Attending this
Info Session
Thank you!
Please direct questions or comments to:
Carey Schroyer
District Faculty Coordinator
Andrea Insley
Executive Director, Global Initiatives

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