International Professional Development

International Professional Development

International Programs provides numerous international professional development opportunities for faculty.

For information on any of the opportunities below, contact William Hayden, director of international programs, by email at or phone at (512) 223.7689.

ACC International Programs opportunities

ACC Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Proposals

All full-time and adjunct faculty are invited to submit proposals to International Programs to develop faculty-led study abroad programs based on ACC credit courses.  Proposals for workforce education and STEM disciplines are encouraged.   Access the faculty-led study abroad proposal form here, or contact William Hayden, director of international programs, (512) 223.7689, for more information. 

International Programs Faculty Grant

All full-time and adjunct faculty are invited to apply for the Globalizing Curriculum, Courses, and Instruction (GCCI) grant. International Programs will award two $2,000 grants. The GCCI grant funds projects for globalizing education at ACC in order to foster an awareness of global issues among students and support the college’s Student Success Initiative goals.

Applications are due by April 30, 2018, and grant awards will be announced in May. Grant projects must be completed within 12 months of the grant award date. Access the GCCI grant application here, or contact William Hayden, director of international programs, (512) 223.7689, for more information.

Global Citizenship Alliance Seminar

ACC International Programs invites applications from ACC faculty to attend the Global Citizenship Alliance seminar (GCA) to be held July 14-21, 2018. This is a competitive opportunity for faculty from across ACC to broaden their understanding of global issues and contribute to globalizing ACC by participating in an intensive week-long seminar. The seminar will be held in Potsdam, Germany. Approximately fifty participants from colleges and universities across the United States will explore a variety of issues and topics related to global education within higher education institutions. Application deadline is March 31, 2018. For the application click here or contact William Hayden, director of international programs, (512) 223.7689, for more information.

Other opportunities

The Institute for International Education

IIE is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1919 to promote international education and training. IIE administers the Fulbright Scholars Program (below) through its Council for International Exchange of Scholars. In addition, IIE is a valuable gateway for researching international professional development and training opportunities. Learn more.

The 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2018-2019 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.

Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities, and hundreds of others, by visiting the Catalog of Awards.

The application period for core programs 2018-2019 opens in February 2017. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions visit click here or contact

IREX International Fellowships for U.S. Scholars and Professionals

IREX sponsors a range of grant opportunities for masters, predoctoral, and postdoctoral researchers a as well as for professionals and policymakers. For nearly 40 years, IREX has supported more than 6,000 fellows in their academic and professional careers. Fellowship opportunities include:

  • Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program
  • Short-Term Travel Grants Program
  • U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist Program
  • Regional Policy Symposium

Follow this link for information and applications.

GOETHE-INSTITUT USA Transatlantic Outreach Program

The Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) provides a two-week, all-expenses-paid summer study tour to Germany for social science educators providing exposure to German government, education, and business systems, as well as cultural experiences, that contribute to internationalizing social science curriculum. Follow this link for more information.