Global Engagement Opportunities

Global Understanding, Perspectives, and Skills

Global Engagement focuses on providing opportunities to the campus community in order to facilitate global understanding, perspectives, and skills.

Global Engagement:

  • Acts as a resource for faculty and staff to promote and develop internationally-focused curricula, projects, activities, and research
  • Seeks to prepare graduates who can excel in an interconnected world and global workforce
  • Develops active international partnerships with other educational institutions and organizations for the purpose of student and faculty/staff exchanges, and to allow for an exchange of ideas and dialogue in the classroom

Faculty and Staff Awards for Global Engagement, Research or International Projects

Hanifa Yahiaoui in Arles, FranceGlobal Engagement grants are competitive and award up to $2,500 to faculty and staff to be used for international projects that will directly lead to increasing students' personal experience with international or intercultural issues, communities, or people.

​This would include travel to research faculty-led, short-term program opportunities with the goal of directly increasing global understanding. The grant also supports faculty-exchange teaching or research abroad, that could otherwise not be done domestically, to enhance instructor capabilities.​ It could also encompass on campus activities such as preparation time to organize class and cultural exchange between currently enrolled students, or with classrooms abroad via Internet/Skype connections. Other ideas for projects that enhance our student’s understanding of the world through a personal engagement with other cultures are welcome. Funds may be used internationally or domestically. Fall awards must be used before July 1st, and spring awards before January 1st. In certain cases award deadline may be extended with prior approval.

Apply for a grant! For consideration, please submit your application by May 31, 2017 to jesse.aspree@edcc.edu.

Download the application (PDF)

Mini Grants for Campus Internationalization

Robin and Lela Datta in DanmarkLimited mini-grants of up to $300 are available for projects that directly impact campus globalization efforts. Funds are to be used for domestic programming expenses only. Examples include taking your class to a local cultural museum, participating in a cultural fair, or inviting a speaker on campus.

Download the application (PDF) or email jesse.aspree@edcc.edu.

Deadline to apply: Ongoing, please send application to jesse.aspree@edcc.edu.

Visiting International Faculty and Edmonds Faculty Abroad

The college can support one visiting foreign faculty member per year for up to a quarter of teaching. The college will also support one Edmonds CC faculty to teach abroad for up to one quarter.

Email jesse.aspree@edcc.edu for an application to receive funding to teach abroad or to host an international faculty member at Edmonds CC.

Other faculty resources:

Teach abroad for a quarter through WCCCSA!!

WCCCSA is a consortium of 17 WA state community colleges including Edmonds CC. They are currently seeking enthusiastic and creative faculty to teach for one quarter in Florence, Italy or Barcelona, Spain. Interested instructors need strong interpersonal communication skills and a keen awareness of the realities of providing instruction to US community college students overseas. For more information on these opportunities, including application requirements, visit wcccsa.com/faculty.

Application Deadlines

  • April 1, 2016 Spring Quarter, 2017 | Florence, Italy
    Interviews are expected to be held in May 2016
  • May 13, 2016 Fall Quarter, 2017 | Barcelona, Spain
    Interviews are expected to be held in June 2016

The Fulbright Program

  • Fulbright awards grants to faculty/staff interested in lecturing, researching, or attending seminars abroad. Here are some that community college faculty are eligible to apply to:
  • Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: Opportunities in East Asia and the Pacific The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers a spectrum of opportunities for American faculty, researchers and professionals to conduct research, lecture, and/or consult with other scholars and institutions in the East Asia Pacific region—a region considered to be the world’s growth engine in economics, politics and culture. The region endorses applications in all disciplines and non-Ph.D holders are eligible to apply.
  • Fulbright Program Seeks to Get More Community Colleges Involved in Exchanges  
    “U.S. State Department is doing more to make sure that faculty members and others from community colleges also benefit from the exchange program, with the goal of getting more international perspectives into community-college campuses and classrooms”. For more info click here.

Northwest International Education Association (NIEA)

NIEA sponsors an annual workshop centered on a global theme, co-sponsors a summer master teacher institute for community college faculty with the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies, and sponsors mini-grants for faculty to develop units or entire courses for globalizing the curriculum.