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 Education grant. International Programs will award two $2,000 grants. The grant funds projects for globalizing education at ACC in order to foster an awareness of global issues as well as develop a global perspective among students.

Applications are due by April 30, 2019, and grant awards will be announced in May. Grant projects must be completed within 12 months of the grant award date. Access the 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 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 academic year opens in February 2019. U.S. citizenship is required. For eligibility requirements and application information click here or contact

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Faculty Development Seminar - India

CAORC is a network of more than two dozen non-profit members centers located in countries around world that support academic research and the development of scholarly relationships between Americans and host-country professors and students. 

In collaboration with its member center in India, the American Institute of Indian Studies, CAORC is organizing an overseas faculty development seminar specifically for professors from U.S. community colleges and minority-serving institutions.  The seminar, Exploring Urban Sustainability through India’s Cities, will take place January 2-18, 2019.  For more information, see the flyer.  

CAORC is also holding a seminar in Senegal, January 6-22, 2019, on Diversity, Religion, and Migration in West Africa with its member center, the West African Research Association.  This is a fully funded faculty development opportunity for U.S. community college faculty.  For more information, see the flyer.

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.