The Center for International Studies supports the university’s efforts towards comprehensive campus internationalization. Whether you’re new or a seasoned study abroad leader, we hope that you will find the tools and resources you need to further your knowledge of international education.
Workshops & Training
Throughout the year, the Center for International Studies hosts orientations, workshops and training designed for faculty and staff. The sessions vary by topic but often relate to study abroad advising, program proposals, academic pedagogy and crisis response. To learn more about a session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Thursday Thinking Global
On the 3rd Thursday of each month, the Center for International Studies hosts a faculty interest group to hear updates from the Center, discuss best practices in teaching abroad and internationalizing courses, and provide a forum to collaborating and conversing with other globally-minded faculty.
|Third Thursday Thinking Global||September 21, 2017||4 - 5 PM||Rees-Jones 351|
|Third Thursday Thinking Global||October 19, 2017||4 - 5 PM||Rees-Jones 351|
|Third Thursday Thinking Global||November 16, 2017||4 - 5 PM||Rees-Jones 351|
|Third Thursday Thinking Global||January 18, 2018||4 - 5 PM||Rees-Jones 351|
|Third Thursday Thinking Global||February 15, 2018||4 - 5 PM||Rees-Jones 351|
|Third Thursday Thinking Global||March 22, 2018||4 - 5 PM||Rees-Jones 351|
|Third Thursday Thinking Global||April 19, 2018||4 - 5 PM||Rees-Jones 351|
Adding Intercultural and Global Learning to your Classes
We have a number of resources and can provide advice. Below are some frameworks that provide Learning Outcomes and Student Action Steps which may help you get started.
- Intercultural Knowledge and Competence: AAC&U VALUE Rubric
- Center for International Studies Global Realities
We also have a resource library in the Center for International Studies (Reed 214) with activities and assignments to help students develop intercultural and global competencies. Contact Dr. Tracy Williams for more information.
TCU Instructional Development Grants
The Instructional Development Grant Committee makes recommendations to the Associate Provost for Research regarding grants awarded to develop new courses and improve existing courses. The grants support costs which go beyond funds normally provided by departmental budgets. Previous faculty members have received awards to help develop study abroad programs and courses.
Fulbright Scholar Program
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors international exchange programs for scholars and university administrators. The core Fulbright Scholar Program attracts some 800 U.S. faculty and professionals each year to 140 countries to lecture, teach and conduct research. Recent TCU faculty have received grants to lecture or research in Panama, Lithuania, Spain and Hungary.
Faculty Seminars Abroad
Faculty development seminars are designed to provide faculty and administrators with access to rich academics, diverse intercultural experiences, and innovative approaches to learning and problem-solving that enhance syllabi, internationalize curricula, and increase global understanding on campus. The Center recommends faculty development seminars with our partners: CIEE, IES Abroad and SIT Study Abroad.
Guest Instructors Abroad
Occasionally, opportunities to teach abroad are available through our partnerships. For more information see:
The field of international education offers professional development resources for networking, accreditation, education, and career opportunities. The Center for International Studies is actively involved with the following organizations:
- Forum on Education Abroad
- NAFSA: The Association for International Educators
- American Council on Education
- Institute of International Education
- Association of International Education Administrators