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Opportunities for CCU Faculty to Broaden their Global Reach

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    Health and Safety Abroad

    The health and safety of CCU's campus community is most critical.  While the security of any location (at home or abroad) cannot be guaranteed, CCU makes every effort to provide a supportive structure to prevent crisis through preparation activities, and to be able to respond comprehensively and quickly in case of an emerging issue. All CCU faculty, staff and students traveling on behalf of the university must be covered by our insurance that covers medical costs abroad, repatriation and death benefits, and emergency evacuation. Moreover, CCU faculty are covered by a general liability policy while acting in their university roles abroad. We also encourage faculty to register with the Department of State STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program) before traveling abroad. Fore more detailed information and links to other useful resources, please visit Health and Safety for Education Abroad.

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    Want to Travel Abroad with CCU Students?

    1.Submit a proposal to lead a dynamic short-term faculty-led study abroad program. Programs offer one or more CCU courses being offered on a study program lasting from one week to five weeks long by two or more CCU faculty in locations around the world. There is one cycle of approval and recruitment annually. For this year's offerings, please click here. For details, materials, and timeline on how to submit a proposal for a program, click here

    2.Take CCU students abroad to a competition, research site, or conference.  Conference travel, academic or athletic competition, or research opportunities abroad may arise that support our students’ development and advance research, academic and/or athletic development. Please note that effective in 2016/17, all such travel events must be reported to the Office of the Associate Provost for Global Initiatives to enable effective support and information provision for faculty and students involved. Please complete the Form: Support Notification for International Travel Initiated through CCU and share it with the Associate Provost for Global Initiatives. We will review and assist you in developing communication to potential students to be included and provide pre-departure orientation.

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    Want to Develop/Participate in an Alumni and Community International Travel Program?

    If you are interested in developing through your department an international alumni and community travel experience, please reach out to Associate Provost Domke-Damonte ( for how to get started.

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    Bringing International Visitors to Campus

    You are requested to notify the office of the Associate Provost for Global Initiatives if you are hosting international visitors for two reasons: (1) we want to celebrate their engagement on our campus with you and your department; and (2) we want to partner with you to assure effective and consistent welcome of all international visitors to campus. We can also help support organization of arrangements for these visitors.

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    Share your International Engagement

    Please share your international engagement and efforts! As a new initiative in 2016-17, in support of Goal 5 of the new strategic plan to tell the CCU story, we are piloting a sharing link on which we would ask you to share your involvement in international research, international publication, grant receipt, conference involvement, hosting of international visitors, topics and/or outreach through classes, etc. so that we can better elevate the level of outreach internationally at CCU. Please visit Our International Involvement to see the stories shared to date and to report yours.

Be an advocate for Study Abroad to your Students!
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    Long-Term Study Abroad Programs

    Please encourage your students to seek out career and personal enrichment opportunities through semester-long study abroad programs. We will happily work with you to advance a semester (or year abroad) for students in your major at a university whose program creates a beneficial skills and experience sets for students in your major.

    • CCU has a range of semester-long study abroad program offerings on five continents through direct exchange relationships and access to a broader range through third-party providers: visit Education Abroad.
    • In many cases, students can pay in-state tuition rates to participate in long-term study abroad programs at our direct partner institutions abroad.
    • Information sessions are held throughout the semester to help students learn about opportunities and begin their applications.
    • Please share with your students and encourage them to explore their study abroad opportunities here at CCU. Our survey of student interest in study abroad last year reinforced that faculty announcements in class were the MOST important way for them to receive information about program opportunities so thank you for your partnership in this effort.

      Key student deadlines:  
    • October 12, 2017 - Long-Term Study Abroad Exchange and Third-Party Programs Application Deadline for Spring 2018 and Summer 2018.
    • March 12, 2018 - Long-Term Study Abroad Exchange and Third-Party Programs Application Deadline for Fall 2018.
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    International Internships

    The range of CCU approved international internships has expanded. Please click here or reach out to Robert Bulsza ( in Career Services to explore options for students in your field.

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    Short-term Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs

    Become a leader of our study abroad programs. To learn more about the deadlines and process, please contact Associate Provost for Global Initiatives Darla Domke-Damonte.

Want to Set up a New (or Modify an Existing) Institutional Agreements with International Partner Universities, Research Partners, or Other Institutions?

Please reach out to Associate Provost Darla Domke-Damonte if you are considering working with a new international partner to further your professional and departmental goals. She will work with you to develop the agreement to include areas important to CCU and to process it for approval through CCU administrative channels. 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 transfer articulation/double degree programs in graphic design, computer science, and business with institutions in China.

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    CCU-sponsored International Faculty Mobility Programs

    International Prestige Scholar Programs 

    • Please participate both as an applicant and as a mentor for other faculty and students in these programs. If you are aware of other prestige scholar programs, please share!
    • A new mentoring circle has been formed with local Rotary clubs to advance talented CCU student applications for Rotary Global Grants, and interested faculty are welcome to participate (spring and summer). Please reach out to the Associate Provost for Global Initiatives if you are interested ( 


    International Visiting Lecturer Program– This program, which provides opportunities for CCU departments to request short-term scholars from abroad to teach for ½ semester or a full semester with a limited stipend from CCU will continue in 2016/17. Scholars must meet all eligibility criteria to teach at CCU and a limited number of spaces are available. Applications are available on the CCU Forms page (under International Programs/Global Initiatives). The next deadlines to apply by departments for the upcoming year are:

    • February 17, 2017: To host a visiting lecturer for Fall 2017 semester or priority for Spring 2018 semester
    • October 15, 2017: To host a visiting lecturer for Spring 2018 and/or priority for Fall 2018 semester


    International Visiting Scholar Program

    In support of international research cooperation and assuring compliance with federal immigration regulations, this program allows departments to invite, and/or external scholars to request approval for, hosting an international scholar to complete research work on CCU’s campus over a specified time period. Requests are received throughout the year via a completed application that is available on the CCU Forms page (under International Programs/Global Initiatives). In most cases, scholars are expected to cover their own expenses, unless the CCU department is offering funding in support of the scholar which must then be explicitly described.

    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. The program is designed to benefit Coastal Carolina University faculty members who have an interest in developing and leading an international travel study program abroad, but who lack experience in-country in the particular host country/countries they would like to lead programs and/or they lack experience in leading student travel groups abroad with Coastal Carolina University. Applications and information are available on the CCU Forms page, with a deadline for application of December 2, 2016.

    @ Chinese Campus Teaching Opportunity Information and Application - 2017

    Limited opportunities are available for CCU faculty to teach for one month in China through this program. Participants will receive visa coverage, insurance, airfare, a stipend of $400, lodging, and a modest living stipend in China. Faculty at all ranks are eligible to apply. Completed applications should be submitted in the Office of International Programs and Services (A109 Lib Jackson Student Union) by November 8, 2016 for the Spring and Summer 2017 sessions and April 10 for the Fall 2017 sessions. Program information and application materials: @ Chinese Campus Teaching Opportunity Information and Application - 2017. For questions, please contact Darla Domke-Damonte (; 843-349-2129).

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    Other Institutional Programs

    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. This year the dates will be November 14-18, 2016. You are welcome to share opportunities that your class may be focusing upon and/or events or presentations open to the community for this event.

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    General assistance with travel organization, travel insurance, visa, and institutional/cultural environments abroad

    We welcome the opportunity to visit with you about your potential or impending travel abroad to assure that you have appropriate documentation, visa support, registration for STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, for US citizens), access to available resources for safety and security, etc.  

    Apply for a passport at our on-campus post office! Please also note that effective May 15, 2017, CCU's on-campus post office became a Passport Acceptance Facility, allowing faculty, staff and students to complete their necessary passport paperwork at a convenient location. CCU's Mail Services accepts passport paperwork by appointment only. At this time, we will only be able to process them for faculty, staff and students. The passport acceptance hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. Should you have questions about this service, please reach out to the post office at 843-349-2156. 

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    CCU Fulbright Council

    A new CCU Fulbright Council was formed in Spring 2016. All are welcomed to join. The council helps promote Fulbright events at CCU and encourage and mentor faculty and student applications for Fulbright grants. More than 17 current CCU faculty are Fulbrighters and 6 CCU students were mentored in their applications for the 2017/18 cycle. Follow CCU faculty member Casey Woodling through his blog about his Fulbright in Madagascar (November 2016–July 2017). The AHGEP (Arts and Humanities Global Experience Program) at CCU also has welcomed our first Fulbright Outreach Lecturers in Spring 2016. If you’d like to consider bringing Outreach Lecturing Fund scholars here, please review the links on the Fulbright pages above and share your ideas with Associate Provost Domke-Damonte.

External Sources of Funding and Faculty Development Abroad
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    CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars and Study Program Support

    The Council for International Educational Exchange offers multiple opportunities to support faculty involvement including:

    • International Faculty Development Seminars that provide academic focus workshops around the world to incorporate global views into course content, create new courses and/or build partnerships with colleagues in your discipline for academic enrichment. Very affordable seminars (usually between $2,450-$4,400) for a 10-day program (and scholarships/grants are available).
    • CIEE Visiting Guest Lecturer Program Guest lecturerships at one its four Global Institutes are available for fall, spring and summer terms.
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    Japan Studies Institute (JSI), Dates: June 5-18, 2017 (Application Deadline: February 28, 2017)

    Organized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU, of which CCU is a member), the Japan Studies Institute (JSI) offers AASCU faculty members without prior experience in Japanese studies to learn from scholars, business leaders, artists and journalists about Japan, both past and present. The two week institute, located on the campus of San Diego State university, encourages participants to develop strategies for incorporating Japanese studies into courses on their campuses. The Institute involves intensive seminars, lectures, readings, films, and cultural activities related to Japanese history, culture, literature, government, business, language and education. Previous programs have included topics as diverse as wartime and occupation Japan, social relations and the changing role of women in Japan, Japanese foreign policy and regional relations, classical music, ikebana, calligraphy, survival Japanese, Japanese film in the classroom, and philosophical and religious traditions in Japan. The formal program is complemented by a number of off-campus and evening activities. Institute faculty will include scholars, representatives from the local Japanese community, artists, journalists, and government officials. Most of the costs of the JSI are covered by a grant from the Japan Studies Institute endowment. To register or for more specific information, visit: or contact Jody Dixon by email at, or by calling 202-478-7814.

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    AsiaNetwork Faculty Enhancement Program

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    Multiple programs are available, including the Thailand Seminar (This program offers funding and seminar support for a faculty member from any field who is interested in strengthening the institution's Asian Studies program. Assistant professors and junior faculty are encouraged to apply. Deadlines vary.) and AsiaNetwork Student-Faculty Fellows Information (This program offers $5,000 to faculty and $5,000 to students to conduct student-driven research in Asia. Faculty can come from any field, but faculty teams with one an expert on Asia and another an expert from a different academic field are encouraged to apply to co-mentor students in their research. Deadlines vary.).
    Have ideas for new initiatives that have 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 Associate Provost Darla Domke-Damonte (; +1 843 349 2129).