Want to Teach or Research Abroad?


WCU Semester/Summer Travel Courses

Teaching a faculty led course can be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences. IPS can assist you to initiate the design and implementation of the course.  IPS can also support you for marketing and course logistics. Faculty should initiate proposals for new courses well in advance of the intended semester of travel.

Click here for specific information as detailed in the Faculty Guidelines.


Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships

Faculty members can apply for grants through a number of sources to assist in developing faculty-led study abroad courses, facilitating international opportunities to lecture or conduct research, and to promote internationalization of the WCU campus.  Below is a list of some of these granting agencies.  If you would like to add a grantor agency to this list, please notify the office of International Programs and Services.   


American-Scandinavian Foundation

CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars

French-American Cultural Exchange

Fulbright Opportunities for WCU

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program
This program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language programs.

Projects must focus on the humanities, social sciences and languages, and must focus on one or more of the following areas: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Near East. Applications that propose projects focused on Canada or Western Europe will not be funded.

German Academic Exchange Service


National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

US Agency for International Development

US Department of Education - FIPSE - International Education Programs

US Department of Education - OPE - International Education Programs

US Department of State - Citizen Exchange Division

US Institute of Peace

Spain - Program for Cultural Cooperation


Faculty Exchanges

Faculty exchanges are possible with any of our partners.  For further information on faculty and staff opportunities, please contact international@wcu.edu


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