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Global Faculty Development Opportunities

The Teaching Commons at College of DuPage is proud to offer the following Global Development Faculty Opportunities.

Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP) 2-Week International Professional Exchange

This innovative international exchange program matches U.S. faculty, administrators, and staff with counterparts from Finland and the Netherlands, to engage in intercultural understanding, professional development, and to promoting global understanding. During the exchange, matched participants reside in their host’s home to help defray costs and provide increased exposure to the cultural aspects of the exchange. Field Studies/Study Abroad funds the participation fee and international airfare for two participants each year. (Guests visit COD in October. COD participants travel abroad in mid-May. Specific dates TBD each year.) Contact FS/SA for information.

Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP) Short- and Long-term Faculty Liaison opportunities

These opportunities allow faculty to immerse themselves in the study abroad program alongside students. Application cycles is in the Fall each year for positions 9-24 months in the future. Contact FS/SA for information.

  • Canterbury, England: One week option in Fall and Spring
  • Carlow, Ireland: Semester and month-long summer options. COD faculty leave would be required.
  •  Seville, Spain: Spring semester option. COD faculty leave would be required.
  • Dijon, France: Month-long summer option

Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP) Humber Global Summer School in Toronto, Canada

Each summer, at the same time as the student summer program, Humber College offers a faculty professional development program focusing on a specific topic. (For example: The 2024 course was “Enriched Perspectives: A Journey in Strengthening Indigenous Knowledge for Educational Leaders” from July 23 to August 3, 2024. The focus of this course was to helped faculty integrate Indigenous knowledge and practices into education and engagement, and understand the relevant history of colonialism in higher education and its legacy in the present day. The program included meetings with indigenous scholars and organization.) Applications open in January. Housing in on campus. Contact FS/SA for information.

COD Funding Global Education Initiatives is a COD Foundation grant to enhance the global education at COD, through both on-campus activities and international opportunities. Funding up to $2,500 is available, with two deadlines per year (October and March.) Eligibility includes all COD student groups (with advisor approval), staff, FT and PT faculty, and administrators. Funding recommendations will be made by a committee of faculty and staff who are involved with advancing global education at COD and approved by the Provost. Contact FS/SA for information.


The U.S. Scholar, Distinguished Scholar, Postdoctoral Scholar, and International Administrator programs offers over 400 awards in more than 135 countries for U.S. citizens to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects around the world.

Council of American Overseas Research Centers

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) offers fully-funded overseas seminars that help faculty and administrators at US community colleges and minority-serving institutions gain international experience with the aim of developing and improving international courses, curricula, and teaching materials at their home institutions. Deadlines vary.

Collaborative Online International Learning

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) connects students and professors in different countries for collaborative projects and discussions as part of their coursework. COIL Collaborations are developed by partnering professors from institutions abroad who want to enrich their courses with student interaction and collaborative learning. Professors work together to design and implement the COIL Collaboration, allowing COIL to be customized to meet the needs of any class, in any discipline. 

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign International Studies Research Lab

With the world becoming increasingly connected, the need for greater cultural understanding in the context of globalization is growing within colleges and universities. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign International Studies Research Lab (ISRL) aims to provide faculty with resources and time to better serve this need. Armed with the excellent resources and dedicated faculty at UIUC’s International and Area Studies Library, participants in this hybrid residential/virtual research lab work to develop global studies curricula and instruction in less commonly taught languages, expand library collections, or establish international education programs at their home institutions. Throughout this intensive summer program, faculty take part in workshops and networking activities aimed toward supporting and sharing their work in a community environment. Formal programming agreements have also been developed with local schools like Parkland and Heartland Community Colleges in Illinois. Through these partnerships, Illinois NRCs work directly with these schools in developing international programs that are supported through Title VI NRC funds. 

Contact Information

Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3520
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356
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