Faculty, Staff & Advisors

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


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 2015-2016

Dates Name Location Application Deadline


Fulbright International Education Administrators Program (IEA)




CIEE Faculty Development Seminars



Sept 15 – 18, 2015

European Association for International Education Annual Conference

Glasgow, Scotland

Early: June 24, 2015

Regular: Aug 26, 2015

Sept 25, 2015

Creating Access to Global Education Symposium

Austin, Texas

Until Closed

Oct 5 - 7, 2015

National Society for Experiential Education Annual Conference: Preserving High Impact Practices in a Digital & Virtual World

St. Pete Beach, Florida

Early: September 13, 2015

Regular: Until Closed

Nov 4 - 6, 20015

NAFSA Region V Conference

Rosemont, Illinois

Until Closed

Nov 4 – 7, 2015

CIEE Annual Conference: The Reinvention of Study Abroad

Berlin, Germany

Early: September 8, 2015

Regular: Until Closed

Mar 2016

Michigan Association of International Educators Annual Conference


Until Closed

Mar 6 - 10, 2016

CIES Annual Conference - Six Decades of Comparative & Intl Education: Taking Stock and Looking Forward

Vancouver, Canada

Early: January 8, 2016

Regular: Until Closed

Apr 3 - 5, 2016

Diversity Abroad Annual Conference: From Outreach to Support: Navigating Expansion & Inclusion

Atlanta, Georgia

Early: January 31, 2016

Regular: March 7, 2016

Apr 6 - 8, 2016

The Forum on Education Abroad Annual Conference: Navigating the Intersections: The Cultures of Education Abroad

Atlanta, Georgia

Until Closed

May 29 – Jun 3, 2016

NAFSA Annual Conference: Building Capacity for Global Learning

Denver, Colorado

Until Closed


WISE Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement and Conference

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 



Faculty/Staff-Led Program Development

The University of Michigan-Flint strongly 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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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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