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Overseas FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS

for faculty and administrators at U.S. community colleges and minority-serving institutions

CAORC offers fully-funded overseas seminars that help faculty and administrators at US community colleges and minority-serving institutions gain international experience with the aim of developing and improving international courses, curricula, and teaching materials at their home institutions.

There is an immediate and growing need for US community colleges and minority-serving institutions to provide a global perspective to students that will broaden students’ cultural horizons and foster critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills for an increasingly interconnected world.

 

CAORC faculty development seminars are run in partnership with participating Overseas Research Centers (ORCs).

Awarded participants for these seminars will receive round-trip travel, accommodations, and meals for the duration of the two-week seminar. Each seminar will be comprised of approximately 12-15 participants.

Additional Resources & Online Information Sessions

Join us for an information session about the CAORC Overseas Faculty Development Seminar program with Jeff Badger, Program Director. The agenda will cover the objectives and structure of the program, how to craft a strong application, and an open Q&A.

 Please enroll in one of our upcoming seminars by clicking the link below:

Session 11: July 23, 2024 @ 12:00pm EST

Session 12: August 16, 2024 @ 12:00pm EST

Session 13: September 20, 2024 @ 12:00pm EST

Session 14: October 23, 2024 @ 3:00pm EST

Session 15: November 22, 2024 @ 12:00pm EST

Resources

  • View current and past awardees here

  • Overseas Faculty Development Seminars FAQ

  • Click here to download a printable Overseas Faculty Development Seminar poster

2025 January Seminars

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Navigating the Bangladesh Paradox: The Dichotomy of Development

Bangladesh seminar dates: January 2 - January 19, 2025

Call for Applications: March 12, 2024

Applications Deadline: July 19, 2024

Partner: American Institute of Bangladesh Studies

Exploring Sustainability through Urban and Agricultural India

India seminar dates: January 2 - January 21, 2025

Call for Applications: March 12, 2024

Applications Deadline: July 19, 2024

Partner: American Institute of Indian Studies

West Africa and the Diaspora - Continuities and Transformations

Senegal seminar dates: January 2 - January 22, 2025

Call for Applications: March 12, 2024

Applications Deadline: July 19, 2024

Partner: West African Research Center

COMING SOON!

2025 Summer Seminars

Information regarding Summer Seminars for 2025 will be announced in July 2024.

(2025 Seminars will be similar to 2024 Seminars. Click on '2024 Guidelines' below to learn more.)

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Between Political and Climate Change in Southeast Asia

Cambodia seminar dates: TBD

Call for Applications: TBD

Applications Deadline: TBD

Partner: Inya Institute & the Center for Khmer Studies

Mexico's Indigenous Languages and Cultures

Mexico seminar dates: TBD

Call for Applications: TBD

Applications Deadline: TBD

Partner: The Americas Research Network

Climate Change and Public Health: What does Climate Change mean for the People of Mongolia?

Mongolia seminar dates: TBD

Call for Applications: TBD

Applications Deadline: TBD

Partner: American Center for Mongolian Studies

COMING SOON!

2026 Winter Seminars

Information regarding Winter Seminars for 2026 will be announced in Spring of 2025

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Seminars are planned for:

  • Bangladesh​

  • India

  • Senegal

  • Egypt

Video: CAORC Overseas Faculty Development Seminars

CAORC’s faculty development seminars are generously supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Past seminars have also received assistance through various university-based National Resource Centers that support area studies education in the U.S., including: Boston University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Howard University, Indiana University, Michigan State University, Syracuse University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Kansas, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas, Austin, University of Washington, and University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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