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International Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

Through international engagement, we work toward offering opportunities for students to develop intercultural competencies, understand engineering in an international context, and become global citizens for a more socially just world. There are many ways faculty and staff can get involved in international initiatives in the College of Engineering including:

  • Serving as a Resident Director for an education abroad program
  • Proposing a new education abroad program and course
  • Integrating intentional international engagement into the on-campus curriculum
  • Establishing international partnerships/agreements for the purpose of education, exchange, or research
  • Teaching abroad as a visiting faculty or scholar


Lead an Engineering Abroad Program

Every year, hundreds of engineering students travel abroad to participate in education abroad programs through the College of Engineering and the Office of International Affairs. Faculty and staff are encouraged to get involved in the College of Engineering international initiatives by leading an existing engineering abroad program or proposing a new one

Before leading an international program, it is important to understand the full range of responsibilities for serving as a Resident Directors (RD). RDs will work closely with the Office of International Affairs and the College’s International Initiatives Office to plan the program, including:

  •          attending all mandatory trainings
  •          developing an in-country program itinerary
  •          recruiting students and attending education abroad expos
  •          reviewing applications
  •          presenting program orientations
  •          teaching affiliated courses with a strong academic framework
  •          traveling with students abroad
  •          providing 24/7 on-site support while abroad
  •          maximizing intercultural engagement for a high impact student experience

If you would like to learn more about leading a new or existing program, please contact the Engineering Abroad Manager. To be considered as a Resident Director for a program, please review and complete the form below and submit the requested information to the Engineering Abroad Manager: Resident Director Form