Many opportunities are available for Mount Mercy faculty seeking an international experience.
Mount Mercy Partnerships
Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Mount Mercy professors from the English and the Philosophy Divisions have served as guest lecturers for a semester or an academic year. While most classes at Palacky are taught in Czech, many classes in the English and Central European Studies Departments are taught in English. Other departments may also have some classes taught in English and may be willing to host a Mount Mercy professor on a case-by-case basis. For more information, contact the Office of International Programs.
Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, United Kingdom
As the partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University develops, it may be possible to arrange opportunities for Mount Mercy professors to teach or research at Canterbury. To find out more about Canterbury's programs and classes, see their website at: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/. For more information, contact the Office of International Programs.
Leading a Short-Term Study Abroad Program
In recent years, Mount Mercy faculty have led student programs to Belize, Bosnia, Croatia, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
- U.S. Government-sponsored Programs The Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) provides grants for international programs to engage students and faculty in collaborative international projects. Deadlines vary
- Fulbright-Hayes Group Projects Abroad: The Department of Education's Fulbright-Hayes Group Projects Abroad strengthen area and foreign language expertise among current and prospective U.S. educators by providing critical, advanced overseas study and research opportunities for area and language experts and faculty-in-training; and by offering experiences and resources enabling educators to strengthen their international teaching. Deadline: September or October each year
- Department of State Opportunities to Bring International Scholars to Campus: Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence: The Worldwide Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program brings visiting scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities for one semester or one academic year. Deadline: October
- Fulbright Visiting Specialists Program: Direct Access to the Muslim World aims to promote Americans' understanding of Islamic civilization and the history, politics, and culture of today's Muslim world. The program offers a unique opportunity for U.S. colleges and universities to host specialists from countries with significant Muslim populations for short-term programs of intensive lecturing, public outreach, and consultation. Deadline: April
Region and Country-Specific Opportunities:
- The American Councils for International Education offers funding for projects, mainly in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, including Collaborative Research in the Humanities, Title VIII Research Scholar, and Title VIII SE European Language grants. Deadlines: Various
- The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers faculty opportunities ranging from funding for conferences to language programs in Germany. Many programs do not require fluency in German. Deadlines: Various
- Israeli Universities with Graduate Programs sponsors an all-expense-paid mission to Israel for college and university faculty, designed for faculty who advise students about graduate school opportunities.
- The American-Scandinavian Foundation offers grants of $5,000+ for research visits of one to three months duration to Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Details and applications are available at their website:
The CIA Factbook provides information, including maps and statistics on most countries in the world: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
The Fulbright Global Campus group offers an open forum for discussing experiences in internationalizing curricula.http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=134207169166&ref=mf