International Opportunities For Faculty/Staff

Through our membership in the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP), Parkland College is able to offer exciting opportunities abroad for its faculty and staff. 

Short-Term Faculty/Staff Exchanges

Two-week faculty/staff professional and cultural exchange opportunities are available in China, Finland, and the Netherlands. 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.

Visiting Faculty Programs

Each year, in cooperation with the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP), Parkland College accepts applications from full-time faculty to fill teaching assignments at several institutions abroad for either the spring or fall semesters, including: Canterbury Christ Church University in Canterbury, England; Carlow College in Carlow, Ireland; and the International College of Seville in Seville, Spain. Applications are generally due the first week of November.  

NEW! We now are also are offering opportunities through ICISP for faculty to be liaisons for two four-week summer programs in Costa Rica, France, and India.  

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 Application Process

View current visiting program details and then select an application:

        Canterbury, England
        Carlow, Ireland
        Costa Rica
        Dijon, France
        Seville, Spain
Submit the appropriate application for internal selection process to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Email Jody Littleton jlittleton@parkland.edu or call 217/351-2532 for more information.

Parkland Faculty in front of Chinese building