International Study and Experience

Associations & Organizations

The following associations and organizations offer study abroad resources for faculty, staff, and students:

CCID: Community Colleges for International Development
POB 2068
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068
Tel: 319-398-1257
Fax: 319-398-7113

The mission of CCID is to provide opportunities for building global relationships that strengthen educational programs, and promote economic development. The organization achieves this goal by providing technical training, economic development, partnerships, leadership, and professional development opportunities to members.


CCIS: College Consortium for International Studies
2000 P Street, NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-223-0330
Fax: 202-223-0999
Contact: Harlan N. Henson
CCIS is a partnership of two and four-year colleges and universities. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/ intercultural perspectives within the academic community.

Center for Online Education
PO Box 52755
Houston, TX 77052
Tel: 202-367-9383
Contact: Katherine Harper - Outreach Coordinator


The Center for Online Education is a collection of online educators and experts committed to providing informed, research-based guides for students pursuing college degrees online. Formerly, the Center for Online Education was created to reflect the extensive team behind the resources, rankings and original research on the site. We have recently published a Step-by-Steb Guide to Studying Abroad to ensure students are fully prepared to embark on a memorable experience.

CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange
205 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 888-268-6245

This Council is divided into three interrelated but very independent operating entities: Council-International Study Programs, Council Exchanges, and Council Travel.

Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program

Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching program recognizes and encourages excellence in teaching in the U.S.and abroad. It is part of the overall Fulbright Program, named in honor of Senator William Fulbright, which promotes mutual understanding among people of the United States and other countries. The program sends highly accomplished primary and secondary teachers from the U.S. abroad and brings international teachers to the U.S for a three to six month long program.


EL Fellow English Teaching Program Faculty with master's degrees in TEFL/TESL, Applied Linguistics, or related fields should take advantage of the chance to experience 10 months living and teaching English in one of 80 countries. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) within the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs and is administered by the Center for Intercultural Education and Development at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Florida Consortium for International Education
Tel: 407-582-3188
Fax: 407-582-3003
This is a group of Florida colleges and universities committeed to improving the quality of international education in the State of Florida. Meetings are held once or twice a year to network and share ideas in the areas of international student recruitment, partnerships, and study abroad.

Fulbright International Education Administrators Program


The International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars program helps international education professionals and senior higher education officials from the United States create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries.  Grantees have the opportunity to learn about the host country’s education system from the inside out as well as establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues.  Grantees return with enhanced ability to serve and encourage international students and prospective study-abroad students. See the Fulbright Scholar Program Awards Catalog for more information.


Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program This provides opportunities for teachers to participate in direct exchanges of positions with colleagues from other countries for a semester or a year. By living and working abroad, exchange teachers gain an understanding and appreciation of different educational systems and cultures, and enrich their schools and communities by providing students with new perspectives about the world in which they live.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20009-5728
Tel: 202-939-3103
Fax: 202-667-3419

NAFSA: Association of International Educators promotes the exchange of students and scholars to and from the United States. Our members share a belief that international educational exchange advances learning and scholarship, builds respect among different peoples and encourages constructive leadership in a global community.


NEH Endowment for the Humanities


NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. Valencia faculty apply every year for grants that provide funding for international experiences. Click here for information on how to apply for a grant.

UCF's Office for Global Perspectives
Howard Phillips Hall 202
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
POB 160003
Orlando, FL 32816-0003
Tel: 407-823-0688
The mission of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Global Perspectives is to sharpen UCF's international focus. The office helps advance UCF's goal of providing international emphasis to curricula and research. In addition, it works to expand the university's efforts to enlarge Central Florida's awareness and understanding of the interconnectedness of the global community.

Valencia's International Faculty Exchange Opportunities

Valencia has written agreements with the following institutions to do faculty exchange programs. Please note that the SAGE Advisory Committee is currently creating an application process for these programs. The incoming faculty from overseas must be brought in as a J Exchange Visitor.

  • Koning Willem I, The Netherlands