USAC Faculty/Staff International Development
The University of Idaho (UI) and the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)
invite faculty and professional staff who would like to spend a month
overseas learning a new language and/or culture and who want to promote
internationalization at the UI to apply for a Faculty/Staff International
Development Award (FIDA).
FIDA recipients attend a USAC summer program
as students, studying the local language and/or taking
regional classes, enhancing their understanding of different
cultures with the help of a grant covering tuition and a stipend
of $1500 to use toward the cost of housing and airfare.
Countries available include Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ghana,
India, Italy, Spain, or Thailand.
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time assistant, associate, or full professors, or professional
staff (full-time board appointed or exempt). Preference is given to applicants with limited experience
living abroad. Applicants must be returning on contract to the
University of Idaho the following academic year.
Award Details: The number of awards
given annually varies.
Historically, 2-5 awards have been given. Award covers tuition
for selected one-month summer USAC program plus a stipend ($2000) intended to
cover airfare and a portion, if not all, of the housing costs (additional
expenses are the responsibility of the recipient).
Deadlines: December 3rd, 2012 for a summer 13
Program Details: To learn more
about the summer USAC programs available (descriptions of each location,
tours available, course offerings, and dates, and much more), go to:
and follow the links for summer programs. The summer 2013
information is now available. You may download an application and get started now!
Note: Be sure to look at the specific sites listed in
the application as not all USAC summer sites are available for the
FIDA Extended Application (pdf)
Applications should be submitted to the UI Study Abroad Office in LLC
Building # 3, Ground Floor (campus zip 1250).
For More Information: If you have
further questions regarding the UI/USAC Faculty/Staff International
Development Award (FIDA), please contact Colton Oliphant in the UI Study Abroad Office at (208)
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CIEE International Faculty Development
CIEE faculty seminars are more than guided tours. They are intensive
educational experiences designed to explore fascinations,
challenge preconceptions, and open eyes to global issues shaping the
world today. Each program features lectures, site visits,
and discussions with overseas colleagues. Participants return
to campus poised to incorporate an international dimension into
administration, course design, research, and teaching. 96% of
attendees polled indicated that the seminar had a significant impact on
his/her professional life.
Choose from unique and challenging seminar themes offered in
an array of countries that span the globe. Analyze the political and
socio-economic transformation of Southern China, unravel the mystery of
India, or encounter contemporary Arab culture and society in Jordan.
Study with CIEE, the leading non-profit, non-governmental international
education organization. Since 1990, CIEE has offered over 150 seminars
worldwide, helping over 2400 faculty and administrators like you increase
their international awareness and transform their campus and
Eligibility: Faculty or
administrators at the college or university level with any academic
concentration are encouraged to apply. Participants do not need
to be experts on the seminar topic or region.
Length/Dates of Seminars: Vary
according to program, but range from 7-14 day itineraries, some with
extension possibilities. All seminars are offered in the summer
months, from late May through late July.
Seminar Fees: Vary according to
program, but range from $2300 to $3600. Fees generally cover the
Academic program (all lectures, site visits, study tours, and
seminar materials), accommodation in single rooms (unless informed
in advance), two meals daily (typically breakfast and lunch),
welcome and farewell receptions, transportation to included
activities, entrance fees for included excursions, on-site
representative, one CIEE airport pick-up/drop-off coordinated around
the majority of arrivals and departures, international medical
insurance and 24 hour worldwide assistance provided through the
iNext travel card, pre-departure support (including IFDS advisors,
detailed online pre-departure information, and visa assistance).
included: the cost of a passport, international airfare, port of
entry visa fees (if applicable), visas that vary from seminar group
processing, most dinners, international departure taxes, excess
baggage charges, porterage, tips, or any incidental expenses.
Deadlines: February 15. We encourage you to
apply early as seminars fill quickly.
Ping Fellowships provide assistance to faculty and
administrators from CIEE or CIEE Academic Consortium member
institutions, community colleges, or Historically Black Colleges and
Universities (HBCUs) to participate on IFDS programs. Awards are in
the amount of $1500 and are applied toward the applicant’s program
Fellowship Application Deadline: January 15 for
the following Summer
For More Information: go to:
Catalogs are also available in the UI Study Abroad Office. Contact the UI Study Abroad Office at (208) 885-7870 or
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