Whether you would like to develop and lead a study abroad program, establish a new international partnership to work on cooperative research, engage in artistic cooperation with partners abroad, obtain a prestigious Fulbright award, apply for an international grant, or receive some support for your participation in academic conferences abroad, we welcome the opportunity to be of service to you.
The following represent some of the main areas of cooperation:
- Faculty Peer Mentoring Program for Study Abroad - This program was established to support the development of experienced program leaders who can lead exceptional study abroad programs of great value to CCU's students.
- Faculty Study Abroad Program Manual - This manual provides background and step-by-step guidelines for faculty interested in developing and leading study abroad programs.
- Short-term Study Abroad Program Support - The Office of International Programs and Services coordinates the review of new and ongoing programs, advertising, application process, and (for some programs) budget management for study abroad programs, making the faculty member's job a little easier and providing university-wide promotional programming each fall for all short-term study abroad programs.
- Short-term Study Abroad Program Development Cycle - Each year the Office of International Programs and the International Programs Committee of Faculty Senate welcome new applications and ongoing programs for providing short-term study abroad programs for CCU students. Additional meeting times and workshops are organized to help faculty in their development of these programs, as well as ongoing coaching.
- New institutional agreements with international partner universities, research partners, and other institutions - Please let us know if you are considering working with a new international partner to further your professional and departmental goals. We can work with you to bring the agreement to readiness for signature by CCU's administration. Examples of such cooperative partnerships include a partnership with Russian State Social University to work on collaborative book projects, a practical training site cooperation with Accademia dell'Arte (Italy) for Physical Theatre, and double degree programs in business with institutions in multiple countries.
- International Education Week - Each year in November, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of State set aside a week to help focus on awareness of other cultures and institutional settings. Coastal Carolina University has organized events to recognize this week. All faculty are welcome to share their ideas with the International Programs Committee of Faculty Senate representatives and/or directly with the Office of International Programs and Services. The most recent week's program is located at:
- Ecuador Student-Faculty Research - This program provides for a unique cooperation between a CCU student and faculty member to work in cooperation with faculty researchers at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador).
- New initiatives with high potential for raising awareness of Coastal Carolina University, bringing increased international student populations to Coastal Carolina University, and/or increasing the global awareness of the CCU community - Please share your ideas and/or requests with the Office of International Programs and Services.
- Information and support for applications for international grants or prestigious awards, such as Fulbright.
- Assistance with travel organization, travel insurance, visa, and institutional/cultural environments abroad.
Please contact the Office of International Programs and Services for more information in Singleton 119 or by phone at 843-349-2054.