International Professional Development

International Programs provides numerous international professional development opportunities for faculty.

For information on any of the opportunities below, contact International Programs, (512) 223.7689, for more information.

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 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. 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, 2020, 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 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 7 to 14, 2020. This is a competitive opportunity for faculty from across ACC to broaden their understanding of global citizenship and relevant issues and contribute to globalizing education at ACC by participating in an intensive week-long seminar held in Mondsee, Austria (30 minutes form Salzburg). Approximately fifty participants from colleges and universities across the United States will explore a variety of issues and topics related to global citizenship and global education within higher education institutions. Application deadline is April 30, 2020. For the application click here or contact International Programs, (512) 223.7689, for more information.

ACC-Aarhus Business College Visiting Faculty Program

ACC International Programs invites applications from ACC faculty from the Business Studies Division to participate in a visiting faculty program with Aarhus Business College (AABC - in Aarhus, Denmark.  This faculty visit will take place over Spring Break, March 16 to 20, 2020.  

The goal of the visiting faculty program is to provide an opportunity for an ACC Business Studies Division faculty member to experience and learn about a Danish higher education institution similar to ACC.  During the program, the ACC faculty member will have the opportunity to observe classes, teach, and meet with AABC faculty and administrators.  The focus will be business education and the ACC faculty member will interact with students and faculty from the Vocational Education and Training Program and the Higher Commercial Examination Program.

The application deadline is Februrary 1, 2020.  For the application click here or contact 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 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 academic year opens in February 2020. The deadline is September 15, 2020. U.S. citizenship is required. For eligibility requirements and application information click here or contact

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Faculty Development Seminars

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.  CAORC organizes overseas faculty development seminars specifically for professors from U.S. community colleges and minority-serving institutions. 

Upcoming CAORC seminars include: Myanmar: Between Political and Climate Change in Southeast Asia, June 4-21, 2020 (application deadline March 9, 2020) and Pakistan: Religion and Culture in the Postcolonial City, May 31-June 13, 2020 (application deadline March 2, 2020).  Selected faculty will receive round-trip air travel, accommodations, ground transportation, and meals for the seminar.  Learn more and apply here.

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.