Professional Development Opportunities

In addition to leading a U of A study abroad program, faculty and staff interested in teaching, conducting research, or gaining professional experience abroad should carefully consider the opportunities below. 

Fulbright Scholar Programs

The U.S. Fulbright Scholars program offers nearly 470 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries, varying in duration from 2 to 12 months. 

Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminars

The International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowring connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. These seminars are typically 2 weeks long and deadlines vary by country. 

Visiting Professor Programs

Faculty Development Seminars

  • Council for International Education Exchange (CIEE) offers 1-2 week long seminars in 20+ countries during the summer and in early January to assist faculty in enhancing their syllabi, internationalizing the curricula, and increasing global understanding. 
  • USAC Faculty International Development Awards are available to faculty to enroll as a full participant in a summer study program; grant covers most expenses. Contact Director of Study Abroad for details. 

Study Abroad Staff Grants

USAC offers Study Abroad Staff Grants (SAS) for university staff to spend 2-4 weeks at a study abroad program site. Application deadline is mid-February. Contact Director of Study Abroad for details.