Global Initiatives

Professional Development Abroad

There are many opportunities for faculty and staff to build an international opportunity into their career development plans. For example, the Fulbright Program offers approximately 8,000 fully-funded grants each year for U.S. citizens to go abroad and non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States to study, teach and conduct research. Through a wide variety of grants for students, professionals, artists and scholars, the program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Spotlight: Faculty and Staff Discuss Fulbright Experiences

Photo by Marc Studer, UW BothellSeveral UW Bothell faculty and staff have been awarded Fulbright grants for foreign study and research. Hung Dang and Gray Kochhar-Lindgren spoke about their experiences as Fulbright scholars during an event in May 2012. Dang, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, participated in the U.S.-Japan International Education Administrators Program to strengthen knowledge of the Japanese education system and student learning styles in order help devise programs to increase the persistence rate of international students visiting the U.S. from Asia. Kochhar-Lindgren, Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Learning, spent a year conducting education research in Hong Kong.

Resources

Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards
Natalia Dyba, Manager
425.352.3261
ndyba@uwb.edu

 

Travel as an Educational Act
This comprehensive resource guide, compiled by the Seattle World Affairs Council, lists international opportunities for educators.