There are many opportunities for Seattle Community Colleges employees to participate in professional development abroad.
They are explained in detail in the
International Professional Development Opportunities presentation.
Faculty Led Study Abroad
Faculty who would like to propose leading a group of students abroad can find procedures and proposal forms that have been
approved for use by the Vice Presidents of Instruction as of July 2012.
Faculty and Staff: SCCD Global Impact - Leader / Participant Opportunities
See Global Impact service learning site.
Some faculty and staffmay be eligible to become group leaders. All are encouraged to apply as participants.
Faculty and Staff: International Professional Development Grant
This is a special designation of funds from the presidents of the colleges of SCCD to promote faculty and staff development in the
area of international understanding through travel, teaching, research, volunteering, attending conferences or long and short term
exchanges abroad. Previously only open to faculty, these funds have been used to facilitate a variety of initiatives overseas;
research projects, guest lectureships, exchanges with sister institutions abroad, international conferences, workshops, or seminars.
Short-term Faculty Development Programs
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and
College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) both provide
1-2 week intensive overseas programs or seminars for U.S. faculty and administrators. These are hosted by prestigious
academic institutions abroad and are designed to offer focused updates on global issues and regions that are shaping the
course of world events, while introducing the faculty to scholarly communities overseas.
International Research and Exchanges Board
IREX is a non-profit organization whose efforts encompass professional training, technical
assistance, and policy programs with newly-independent states, Central and Eastern Europe, Mongolia, and China.
SCCD Links with Institutions Abroad for Faculty or Classified/Exempt Staff Exchanges
See Institutional Linkages Abroad