Office of International Programs and Services

International Professional Development Resources for WCU Faculty and Staff

 In the U.S.

Annual WCU Global Learning Academy
A year-long program with monthly workshop on areas of curriculum internationalization

Conferences and Seminars
WISE (Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement) Conference
February, Winston-Salem, NC

Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization
May, Bloomington, IN

AIEA: Leaders in International Higher Education
February, Washington DC


CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars (IFDS)
WCU receives $2000 per year to support faculty to attend CIEE IFDS
Call for WCU application occurs in fall semester

AASCU International Programs
China Studies Institute
Japan Studies Institute
JSI Japan Seminar
Short-Term Teaching in China

Summer culture immersion program in China
Chongqing Technology and Business University(CTBU) – China
Program duration: 3 weeks, mid-May to early June
Cost per WCU participant: Flight, health insurance, some meals, hotel ($150 for 3 weeks)

Teaching Abroad
Teaching in summer abroad
--- WCU’s partner institutions sometimes invite WCU faculty to teach courses in summer with compensation. IPS forwards invitation message to WCU Academic Affairs email list.
--- Some WCU’s partner institutions want to have WCU faculty to teach for a semester or for a few weeks with compensation. Those opportunities are usually by request. If you are interested in this type of teaching, please follow the procedures below.

  1. Review the list of WCU’s partner institutions and identify an institution where you want to teach.
  2. Send the following documents to Ling LeBeau (IPS Director) at Ling will make a request to the partner institution.

* Cover letter --- Indicating when, how long, and what course (s)/lecture(s) you want to deliver
* CV

Fulbright Programs
Fulbright Specialist Program
Fulbright Scholar Program
Fulbright Hayes Program

Teach for CIEE in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris or Rome: 
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