Faculty, Staff & Advisors

These sections below are designed to assist you by providing information on how to develop and promote education abroad opportunities.

 

Faculty/Staff-Led Program Development

The University of Michigan-Flint encourages its faculty and staff to consider developing and leading programs abroad. UM-Flint faculty/staff-led education abroad programs provide excellent opportunities for both faculty and students to develop intercultural skills that contribute to the internationalization of the campus. A faculty/staff-led program is a type of education abroad experience that consists of one or more credit-bearing, study/travel courses along with a sequence of group activities, organized excursions, and cultural encounters. Faculty and staff have also provided non-credit bearing excursions overseas. 

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Academic & Professional Development Opportunities in Education Abroad

There are a variety of academic and professional development opportunities for faculty and staff to internationalize teaching and research, and to explore global issues. 

Conferences, Events, and Symposiums for Academic Year 2016-2017

Dates Name Location

Various

Fulbright International Education Administrators Program (IEA)

Various

Various

CIEE Faculty Development Seminars

Various

Sept 13 – 16, 2016

European Association for International Education Annual Conference

Liverpool, England

Sept 15 - 17, 2016

The Education Symposium

New York, New York

Sept 26 - 28, 2016

National Society for Experiential Education Annual Conference: Institutional Impact, Diversity, and Student Success

San Antonio, Texas

Oct 5 - 7, 2016 The Forum on Education Abroad European Conference: Living Change, Abroad Abroad in the 21st Century Europe Athens, Greece

Oct 26 - 28, 2016

NAFSA Region V Conference

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Nov 16 – 19, 2016

CIEE Annual Conference: Partnering with Faculty to Expand Global Education 

Los Angeles, California

Feb 8 - 10, 2017 WISE Workshop: Enhancing Intercultural Learning at Home and Abroad Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 

Mar 2017

Michigan Association of International Educators Annual Conference

TBD

Mar 5 - 9, 2017

CIES Annual Conference - Six Decades of Comparative & Intl Education

Atlanta, Georgia

Mar 19 - 22, 2017

Diversity Abroad Annual Conference: Embracing the Future of Global Education

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mar 29 - 31, 2017

The Forum on Education Abroad Annual Conference: Creating and Sustaining the Education Abroad Continuum

Seattle, Washington

May 28 - Jun 2, 2017

NAFSA Annual Conference: Expanding Community, Strengthening Connections

Los Angeles, California

 

International Partnerships & Exchange Agreements

The University of Michigan-Flint encourages academic departments to explore opportunities for UM-Flint students to participate in education abroad experiences by establishing partnerships with institutions around the world. Exchange programs allow current undergraduate and graduate students to study in a foreign country for a certain period of time while receiving credits toward their UM-Flint degree. In return, UM-Flint accepts an equal number of students from these partner schools. Students pay tuition at their home universities and are required to pay for housing, health insurance, meals, books, etc. at the host country. Exchange programs are ideal for students and academic departments because they allow students to study at foreign institutions while paying tuition at their home universities. 

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Information for Advisors

Advisors play a major role in helping students achieve success on their education abroad program and integrate the work completed abroad into their UM-Flint degree program. Students may be required to meet with you as part of the application process to talk about what classes they can or cannot take abroad and what requirements they need to fulfill. You may be asked to sign forms in order for them to be accepted to their program.

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