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Advance Your Expertise through Professional Development Programs

HCC faculty members who want to develop teaching skills on a specific geographically-related subject can find support through many leading international education organizations, including the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Community Colleges for International Development (CCID), International Consortium for Educational and Economic Development (ICEED), the Council on International Educational Exchange and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

There are also a number of Fulbright programs that help faculty expand their teaching capabilities. The Fulbright programs connect faculty with foreign institutions and experts to gain knowledge of particular topics, and improve curriculum. Programs are available through domestic seminars and study abroad.

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

Fulbright International Education Administrators Program

Fulbright German Studies Seminar

The Fulbright Specialist Program  

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program is designed to provide a broad cultural orientation to a particular country or countries. It’s geared for educators with little or no experience in the host country looking to develop their curriculum through short-term study and travel abroad. http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpssap/index.html 

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program assists American institutions of higher education that are underrepresented in international academic exchanges. It also allows foreign scholars to gain teaching experience in the United States. http://www.cies.org/sir/

The Fulbright International Education Administrators Program helps international education professionals and senior higher education officials from the United States create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. http://www.cies.org/IEA/ 

The Fulbright German Studies Seminar Program gives educators a firsthand look into how Germany’s political, economic and cultural systems deal with contemporary issues. It provides substantive dialogue with political, academic, scientific, journalistic and cultural leaders in Germany, and helps strengthen scholars’ research and teaching. http://www.fulbright.de/togermany/grants/german-studies-seminar/

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) connects U.S. academics and professionals with their counterparts at universities abroad. The program is designed to award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term, collaborative two to six week projects at higher education institutions in over 100 countries worldwide. http://www.cies.org/Specialists/