Faculty/Staff Resources

Faculty and staff can get involved with the Office of Learning Abroad in a number of different ways! This includes promoting and supporting study abroad efforts on SUU campus, leading SUU students through programs abroad, and other opportunities. Learn more about how to get involved below or contact the Office of Learning Abroad directly for more information. 

Lead a Program Abroad 

Lead a student study abroad program!  SUU faculty and staff members can organize trips for students to run over summer, spring, or winter break. Summer programs range from 2-4 weeks long and offer between 3-6 course credits. Shorter 1-week programs, called Cultural Immersions, are non-credit bearing and have subsidized program costs for students.

Staff members who do not teach courses may lead Cultural Immersion trips. Faculty members may lead either program type. Have an exciting idea for a program?  Submit a program proposal!  

Learn more here!

Faculty/Staff Incentive Program 

Earn points and travel abroad! SUU faculty and staff who recruit students to study abroad can earn funding for university-related international travel through the Faculty/Staff Incentive to Study Abroad Program.

Point Scale

Point Scale: Earn 1 to 4 points to be acknowledged on the Learning Abroad website. Earn 5 to 9 points to earn a $500 international travel stipend. Earn 10-14 points to earn a $1,100 international travel stipend. Earn more than 15 points to receive a $1,800 international travel stipend or an all-expenses paid 5 day international trip on behalf of the Learning Abroad office. Travel stipends can be transformed into student study abroad scholarships upon request.

Earn and Redeem Points

When students apply for study abroad programs they are asked if any faculty or staff members encouraged them to study abroad. Faculty/staff members earn 1 point for each study abroad application they are mentioned in. If a student mentions more than one faculty/staff member in their application, then 0.5 point is awarded to each person. Students must successfully complete their study abroad experience for faculty/staff incentive points to be counted. Applications for non-credit bearing Cultural Immersion programs do not qualify for incentive points.  

Points can be redeemed by submitting this request form to Kurt Harris (harrisk@suu.edu).   

Check your current points

Other International Opportunities

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Collaborate with SUU's Community Engagement Center to help lead week-long student humanitarian trips. More information about this opportunity is available through the CEC's website.
The Institut D'Etudes Avancées De Paris posts calls for applications periodically. They offer a wide-range of programs, from seminars to fellowships. Want to visit France?  View the current opportunities here.

The International Educators for Africa program, an initiative by the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help and the United States Agency for International Development, sends volunteer educators to countries in sub-Saharan Africa to reform and strengthen teaching. 

Those selected will teach abroad for 1 - 2 years and will receive compensation in the form of a monthly stipend, paid airfare, and provided lodging. Applicants should have 5+ years of teaching experience. Teachers of early childhood education, special education, ESL and engineering are in the highest demand. For more information, visit their website here

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers offers two different fellowship programs: the NEH Senior Research Fellowship and the Multi-Country Research Fellowship. These fellowships primarily focus on international research in the humanities and social sciences. Those interested in applying should either have their PhD or be a doctoral candidate. More information is available here.
The Terra Foundation Fellowship is offered through the American Academy of Rome. The fellowship sponsors academic research into American art and visual culture prior to the 1980s, especially as it relates to Italian-American exchanges.
Those awarded the fellowship will be expected to move to Rome for 4-6 months and will receive a stipend for housing and meals. Applicants should have a PhD. More information is available here. 

Consider taking part in either the Fulbright Scholar Program or the Fulbright Specialist Program. These programs provide faculty and staff the opportunity to conduct research, attend seminars, teach courses, and take part in other international efforts abroad. 

Faculty interested in applying for a Fulbright program should contact Dr. Kurt Harris, SUU's Campus Fulbright Representative, at harrisk@suu.edu

Go to Rome as a visiting faculty member at John Cabot University! John Cabot University invites faculty members from their partner universities to apply to teach courses (for roughly 5 weeks) over the summer in Rome. Teaching stipends are offered to accepted faculty.  

Information regarding this opportunity is sent directly to SUU's Office of Learning Abroad annually, typically around November. Those interested in learning more or applying should reach out to either Kurt Harris (harrisk@suu.edu) or Tayah Nelson (tayahnelson@suu.edu

Spend just over 2 weeks in the summer teaching at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia!

Information about this opportunity is sent directly to SUU's Office of Learning Abroad annually, typically around November. Those interested in learning more or applying should reach out to either Kurt Harris (harrisk@suu.edu) or Tayah Nelson (tayahnelson@suu.edu) .

Faculty/Staff Acknowledgements

The Office of Learning Abroad appreciates all of the support they receive from SUU! In particular, we would like to thank the following individuals for supporting students and encouraging them to become global citizens. 

  • Aaron Templin
  • Alan Hamlin
  • Ammon Harris
  • Andrea Donovan
  • Art Challis
  • Bree Albrecht
  • Bryan Graden
  • Bryan Koenig
  • Carlos Bertoglio 
  • Cecilia Weingartner
  • Craig Lewis
  • Danielle Dubrasky 
  • Daniel Hatch 
  • David Lunt
  • Deena Marchal
  • Delane Smith
  • Elise Leahy
  • Emalee Smith
  • Emily Dean 
  • Eric Brown
  • Garrett Strosser
  • Gavin Feller
  • Grant Corser
  • Heather Callison
  • Heather Garcia 
  • Holly Jolley
  • Iliana Portaro
  • Jamie Orton 
  • Jared Wilcken
  • Jason Kaiser
  • Jason Smith
  • Jason Stinnett
  • Jeanne Subjack
  • Jeb Branin
  • Jennifer Leard
  • Joel Judd
  • Joel Vallet
  • Jon Smith
  • Jonathan Holiman
  • Josh Stavros
  • Joy Sterrantino
  • Junice Acosta
  • Kasey Shakespear
  • Katie Englert
  • Katie Evans
  • Keri Romine
  • Kevan LaFrance
  • Kirk Fitzpatrick
  • Kyle Bishop
  • Lauren Barker
  • Liz Olson
  • Marshal Beach 
  • Mary Pearson
  • Matt Nickerson
  • Matt Schmidt
  • Matthew Eddy
  • Megan Boston
  • Michael Stathis
  • Michael Ostrowsky
  • Nathan Price
  • Patrick Clarke
  • Rachel Abramson
  • Rachel Parker 
  • Randall Cabe
  • Randy Johnson
  • Ravi Roy
  • Roger Carter
  • Rosa Perez
  • Rosalyn Liljenquist
  • Sarah Braun
  • Scott Knowles
  • Sharon Brown
  • Shawn Christiansen
  • Shobha Gurung
  • Steffany Hansen
  • Stephen Allen
  • Steve Barney
  • Tony Pellegrini
  • William Heyborne 

 Questions? Don't hesitate to contact us or stop by the Office of Learning Abroad in ST 169 to get answers!

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