This week’s tip brought to you by International Education and Global Engagement (IEGE).
Chico State joins higher education institutions around the world in honoring and celebrating International Education Week from November 14-18, 2022. IEGE will be hosting a series of activities next week for faculty, staff, and students to engage in global learning and cultural events, we ask that you encourage your students to attend, and explore international research and teaching opportunities for yourself.
Faculty often report that teaching and conducting research abroad, or incorporating collaborative online international learning (COIL)opportunities into the classroom, can be life-changing, tapping into resources and developing pedagogy that incorporates global learning and engagement, a strategic priority of the University. Through these opportunities, faculty can also empathize with the experience of international students, staff and faculty at Chico State, as the instructor is immersed in different languages and cultures and learns to navigate a new educational system and environment.
Additional global engagement opportunities and resources available to Chico State faculty:
- Attend our Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Networking Reception on Tuesday, November 15 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm in Colusa 100A to learn about the COIL experiences of faculty, students and teaching partners. IEGE supports faculty to internationalize their courses by adding a virtual exchange experience within a class. For more information on COIL Faculty Learning Community, please contact COIL Co-coordinator, Dr. Sara Trechter, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Apply to become a Resident Director on a CSU International Program in France, Italy or Spain for a year, deadline to apply is December 31, 2022. Contact Chico State ACIP Rep, Dr. Fay Mitchell-Brown, with questions: email@example.com.
- Check out Fulbright Grant programs for US Scholars and attend the Fulbright “Ask Us Anything” session on November 14th to prepare for a 2024-2025 program application.
Additionally, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers unparalleled opportunities in all academic disciplines for graduating college seniors, graduate students, and early-career professionals from all backgrounds. Program participants pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English abroad.
- Invite a Study Abroad and Exchange advisor in your class(es) to present on program and study abroad scholarship options, specifically tailored to your department or student interests, by completing this classroom presentation request form.
- Join the International Faculty and Staff Association. Open to all international faculty and staff and allies, the IFSA celebrates the collective broad-based experience and representation across all cultures, languages, beliefs and disciplinary backgrounds.
- Encourage your students to visit the campus English as a Second Language (ESL) Support Services, which offers free tutoring services for non-native speakers of English who want to improve their English proficiency.
- Consider hosting a visiting international scholar in your academic department.
- Take students abroad through Faculty-Led Study Abroad. Deadlines vary by term.
Need more information than above?
Contact Dr. Jennifer Gruber, firstname.lastname@example.org, AVP, International Education and Global Engagement.