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Parkland’s faculty and staff have the opportunity to travel and teach in foreign countries, and to host their foreign counterparts here in the U.S.  Recent exchanges have been organized with colleges in the Netherlands, Finland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.  Administrators have also participated in relationship-building visits to Kenya, China, and South Africa.

International Opportunities For Faculty/Staff

Through our membership in the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP) Parkland is able to offer exciting opportunities abroad for its faculty and staff. Two examples of these are: 

  • Short-term faculty/staff exchanges:
    Two-week faculty/staff professional and cultural exchange opportunities are available in China, Finland, the Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. American participants host their international guest for two weeks in October, and are received by their exchange partner in May. These programs are designed to be particularly low-cost and culturally stimulating because room and board is provided in their exchange partner's home.

    Faculty/Staff Study Abroad Application

    The application accompanies a checklist, timeline, and process diagram. Please Note: For full institutional support in the form of marketing, student access to scholarships, etc., a twelve month planning cycle is necessary.

  • Visiting Faculty Programs
    Each year, in cooperation with the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP), Parkland accepts applications from FT faculty to fill teaching assignments at several institutions abroad: Canterbury Christ Church University in Canterbury, England; Carlow College in Carlow, Ireland; and the International College of Seville in Seville, Spain.

    The ICISP Visiting Faculty Program has been in existence since the fall of 1989 and is designed to provide faculty from member institutions the opportunity to experience firsthand living, teaching and interacting with colleagues in an international setting.

    Visiting Faculty Program Appication Process:
    Click to view the current Visiting program details and then select a application:
    Submit the appropriate application, cover letter (attached) and essay for internal selection process to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Email Jody Littleton or call 217/351-2532 for more information.

Funding Resources:
U.S. Department of Education
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Fullbright Program
U.S. State Department


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