International Faculty Development Seminars

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Global Understanding

CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars (IFDS) 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.

On an IFDS, you’ll:

  • Attend lectures given by faculty and experts from prestigious institutions.
  • Visit fascinating locations linked to academic content.
  • Share ideas and shape conclusions on subjects uniquely relevant to the world today.
  • Collaborate with local organizations and top institutions to experience solutions to current challenges in action.
  • Participate in an exclusive CIEE ‘Now What?’ Workshop, during which you’ll develop a plan to put your international experience to full use – in your classroom, in your community, and on a personal level.

Seminars are offered in the following disciplines:

  • Arts + Humanities
  • Business
  • Environment
  • Public Health
  • Intercultural Learning
  • International Relations
  • Social Sciences

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What People are Saying

  • "The seminar in Cuba corresponded to my expectations in terms of supporting the advancement of my teaching and research in the field of Afro-Latin American studies on many levels."

    Ivette Wilson, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Wabash College, Cuba
  • "As we found out almost on a daily basis, a lot more learning and aha moments about Senegal came from the most unexpected quarters and from what could not be gleaned between the lines of the neatly-typed schedule."

    Arthur Onipede Hollist, Associate Professor of English, University of Tampa, Senegal
  • "The seminar was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that provided a multi-experiential understanding of food through guided tastings, seminars, in-class lessons/exercises, and cross-country travel with a group of colleagues learning from each other’s varied disciplines."

    Kimberly Jackson, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Spelman College, Italy