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Faculty Resources for International Support

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.
  • Writing Circles for Study Abroad Program Development - Consult the CeTEAL Listings for this semester's offerings.
  • CCU Study Abroad Program Development & Implementation Guide for Program Leaders - This manual provides background and step-by-step guidelines for faculty interested in developing and leading study abroad programs.
  • Curricular Internationalization Discussions - Join in the webinar linking institutions and disciplines around the country to explore challenges, opportunities, workable models, and assessment of learning for globalizing curricula in higher education. 
  • 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. 
  • 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).  Funding for this program has been exhausted and no further cycles will be funded effective Fall 2014.
  • CCU Faculty Teaching in China - Through cooperation with partner institutions in China, teach for as little as a month or as much as a year in China. This program provides opportunities to build research partnerships and learn about Chinese culture and language.  Please contact Darla Domke-Damonte (ddamonte@coastal.edu; +1 843 349 2129) for more information. Deadline for 2015 Summer Teaching: December 1, 2014.
  • 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 Darla Domke-Damonte, Associate Provost for Global Initiatives at +1 843 349 2129 or ddamonte@coastal.edu.
  • 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.
  • External Funding Support for Faculty Activities:
    • 2015 AsiaNetwork Faculty Enhancement Program -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. Deadline:  December 5, 2014.
    • 2015 AsiaNetwork Student-Faculty Fellows Information.  This program offers $5000 to faculty and $5000 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. Details for the 2015 competition are available.  

 Please contact the Associate Provost for Global Initiatives, Darla Domke-Damonte (ddamonte@coastal.edu or +1 843 349 2129) or the Office of International Programs and Services for more information in the Jackson Student Union - Room A109, or by phone at +1 843 349 2054.