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Teach Abroad

The CIE offers a variety of appointments abroad to UW-Eau Claire faculty and academic staff. Spending a semester abroad can be a very rewarding and enriching experience. It may enable you to undertake a research project in your area of specialization, to gain access to a special collection in a library abroad, get in touch with colleagues at international universities, or provide new insights to enhance your teaching at home.

Currently Accepting Applications for:

How do I apply?

Given budget and instructional constraints, before you apply you must consult with your Department Chair or Program Director.  Your Chair/Director will consult with your Dean.

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, please read below, and then contact the Center for International Education at 836-4411 (Schofield 3) if you have addition questions.

Harlaxton Application Materials

Harlaxton Fall and Spring Application

Harlaxton Summer Application

Harlaxton College Guidance Visiting Faculty (Required reading for all Harlaxton applicants)

Harlaxton College Appraisal Form (Required submission of all Harlaxton Applicants. Form to be completed by chair and sent directly to CIE.) Please use Adobe Reader to open this document

Harlaxton College

Program Description

UW-Eau Claire faculty in full-time positions may apply to teach for a summer term or a semester at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of University of Evansville.

You must teach courses from the University of Evansville catalogue, adopt elements that are unique to Harlaxton, and make use of the Manor, opportunities within the region and the UK as a whole.  In general, Harlaxton is seeking a blend of lower-level general education courses and mid-level and upper-level courses that "majors" would be likely to take.

They offer a few special topics courses each term, especially if the courses take into account the British context of the Harlaxton experience. Students in your classes will come from University of Evansville as well as a variety of partner colleges.

Faculty salary and airfare are paid by UW-Eau Claire. Faculty traveling with a spouse/partner and/or any dependents are responsible for the costs associated with accompanying family (e.g. airfare, immigration fees, international health insurance, etc.). See below for additional information on housing and meals

Enrollment Minimum Harlaxton College expects visiting faculty to recruit 10 students from their home institution. Exceptions to this target can be made at the discretion of Harlaxton College Principal.

Harlaxton College is three miles from the Midland's market town of Grantham and is near the cities of Lincoln, Nottingham, Leicester and Peterborough. London is a little over one hour by train from Grantham Station

Available Terms

Fall or Spring or Summer

Housing and meals

Semester: Housing and meals are provided by Harlaxton College at no cost to the faculty, spouse/partner and/or dependent children.

Summer: Housing and meals are provided by Harlaxton College at no cost to the faculty member. If a minimum of 10 students enroll in the course, housing and meals will also be provided to an accompanying spouse/partner. Housing and meals for any additional family members are payable by the faculty member.

Faculty housing is the Carriage House or the Manor. Each faculty and accompanying family will have a private room, however, not all faculty rooms have ensuite shower and toilet. Meals are served in the Harlaxton College refectory at scheduled times.

Other expenses

Faculty pay a Harlaxton health &wellness fee, as well as a modest fee to use the campus shuttle. There are additional fees for spouse/partner and/or dependent children.


Kansai Gaidai and Changshu Institute of Technology materials

Changshu Institute of Technology

Program Description

UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff, and retired faculty may apply to teach one three-credit course to the finance or computer science experimental cohort at Changshu Institute of Technology (CIT) in China. Retirees who accepted the VSIP are not eligible. Current faculty/staff will be given preference in the application process. Students in the experimental cohort take the majority of their first-year classes in English with the expectation that they will study in the United States as part of the CHEPD (China 1+2+1) dual degree program. Many of these students will be coming to UW-Eau Claire in spring 2019 to begin their degree program in finance or computer science.

The UWEC courses taught at CIT are intended to fulfill the following goals:

  • Advance student progress in the UWEC liberal education core.
  • Facilitate students' transition to U.S. pedagogies and academic expectations.

For the Computer Science cohort, we are seeking a course that fulfills one or more of the following liberal education requirements:?

  • K4-Fine Arts
  • R1-Equity/Diversity/Inclusivity
  • R2-Global Learning
  • R3-Civic/Social/Environmental
  • I1-Integration

For the Finance cohort, we are seeking a course that fulfills one or more of the following liberal education requirements:?

  • K4-Fine Arts
  • S3-Creativity
  • R1-Equity/Diversity/Inclusivity
  • R2-Global Learning
  • R3-Civic/Social/Environmental

All students will be non-native speakers of English who have just finished their first year of college. Instructors are encouraged to propose 100 or 200 level courses that can be easily adapted to students of mixed language ability.

Faculty salary is paid at the normal UWEC summer rate for a three credit course.

Enrollment 40 students estimated
Location and available terms

Summer Term: early-June to early-July

Changshu Institute of Technology is located in Changshu, a city of one million people and a 3,000 year-old history. Changshu is located about 62 miles (100 kilometers) from Shanghai and 124 (200 kilometers) from Nanjing.

Airfare, housing, meals

Airfare: Changshu Institute of Technology will pay $1500 toward at round-trip, economy ticket for the course instructor;UWEC Academic Affairs will cover any amount above the $1500.

Housing: Housing is provided by Changshu Institute of Technology at no charge to the faculty member.

Meals:Faculty receive a weekly stipend of 700 Yuan to cover living cost from Changshu Institute of Technology to defer the cost of meals and incidentals.

Accompanying family members

Faculty are responsible for airfare, visa, meal costs for accompanying family members. 

CIT has indicated they could accommodate family members, at no cost. Provided they are willing to live in the same apartment as the faculty member. Interested faculty members should contact the CIE to discuss housing for accompanying family.

Kansai Gaidai University 

Program Description

 Kansai Gaidai University seeks faculty to teach courses in the Asian Studies Program through their visiting professor program. While it is desirable if the faculty members' main interest or research area is in Japan or Asia, other areas may be accommodated since the teaching opportunities are available in the Asian Studies Program as well as in a special program for Japanese undergraduate students.

Since the 1970s, UW-Eau Claire students have been studying at Kansai Gaidai University for a semester or academic year as part of the Asian Studies Program.

Depending on the number of courses that a faculty member is asked to teach abroad, the faculty may still have teaching obligations at UWEC for the semester abroad. 

Faculty traveling with a spouse/partner and/or any dependents are responsible for the costs associated with accompanying family (e.g. airfare, immigration fees, international health insurance, etc.).


Kansai Gaidai University is located in Hirakata City (population 400,000), midway between Osaka, Japan's second largest industrial city, and Kyoto, the ancient capital. The university was founded in 1945 as a private language institute. Today, Kansai Gaidai enrolls more than 11,000 students, including more than 700 students from 50 countries in the Asian Studies Program. 

Available TermsFall, Spring