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.

Competition OPEN: Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program!

The Fulbright Scholar Program Competition opened February 2 and is well underway. Fulbright opportunities exist all around the globe.  This year the competition includes close to 600 awards in over 125 country programs. The awards are both discipline-specific and “All Discipline,” including virtually every specialization.  Approximately 800 grants will result from this competition.

The Fulbright Catalog of Awards and application are accessible only at the CIES website.  A webinar schedule, as well as an archive of past webinars, are posted online at:

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.