International education is an integral and vital component of university life, and its importance continues to expand. UW- Eau Claire encourages the professional development of faculty and staff through international opportunities which enriches on-campus curricula, and the development of study abroad programs that meet the academic needs of students.
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.
The CIE is currently accepting applications for the following programs.
Applications are due November 1, 2019.
England: Harlaxton Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022
China: Changshu Institute of Technology, Summer 2020
China: Huaqiao University, Summer 2020
Japan: Kansai Gaidai, Fall 2021, Spring 2022
Multiple Locations: USAC Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022
How do I apply?
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 additional questions.
Given budget and instructional constraints, before you apply for a semester long program you must consult with your Department Chair or Program Director. Your Chair/Director will consult with your Dean.
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.
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
Housing & 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
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.
Harlaxton Application Materials
Kansai Gaidai University
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.
Changshu Institute of Technology
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 to begin their degree program in finance, computer science, or material 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
- R2-Global Learning
- Computer Science Course (see CIE for possible list)
For the Finance cohort, we are seeking a course that fulfills one or more of the following liberal education requirements:
- K4-Fine Arts
- R2-Global Learning
- Finance course (see CIE for possible list)
For the Material Science cohort, we are seeking a course that fulfills one or more of the following liberal education requirements:
- K4-Fine Arts
- R1-Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity
- R2-Global Perspectives
- R3-Civic and Environmental Issues
- Material Science and Engineering course (See CIE for possible list)
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.
40 students estimated
- 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
- 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. 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.
The CIE is excited to offer teach abroad opportunities at Huaqiao University in China during summer terms. The CIE is currently looking for applicants to teach during the summer 2019 term.
Applicants are expected to teach classes that fulfill the following requirements:
- Entrepreneurship elective OR
- Natural Science elective
More information on the Huaquiao University teach abroad opportunity will be online soon.
USAC Teach Abroad
Program Description: The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is an affiliate member of University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC), which allows faculty to teach abroad on UWEC approved USAC specialty programs as part of their Visiting Professor (VP) Program. Faculty will teach UWEC and UWEC-BC students as well as students from other affiliate and non-affiliate universities. Approved programs include:
- Brazil, Florianopolis
- China, Chengdu
- Costa Rica, Heredia or San Ramon
- Cuba, La Habana
- Czech Republic, Prague
- France, Lyon or Pau
- Ghana, Accra
- India, Bangalore
- Italy, Reggio Emilia
- Poland, Krakow
- Spain, Bilbao
- Spain, Valencia
- Thailand, Chiang Mai
Eligibility: UW-Eau Claire and Barron County (checking) full-time faculty in good standing may apply. Applicants must have at least a Master’s degree and must teach the semester prior their teach abroad and plan to return their home campus upon completion of their teach abroad.
Enrollment minimums: Faculty member must have 5 students for their course to run.
Terms: Summer, Fall, Spring
Disciplines sought and language of instruction: The disciplines sought vary by location. Please see USAC Teach Abroad guide for detailed information. Generally, the language of instruction is English.
- Summer: One 1 to 3-credit course, summer terms vary from three to five weeks depending on the program.
- Semester: Usually two 3-credit courses. Please discuss with chair how this would impact your contract.
Housing and meals: USAC will assist in locating housing abroad, but faculty are responsible for rent, utilities, and food.
Travel and visa costs: Faculty cost paid by USAC based on group flight price.
Heath insurance: Faculty responsible for maintaining UW System health insurance coverage; Center for International Education will pay the cost of CISI insurance.
Other benefits: Visiting faculty may enroll in USAC courses at no costs. This benefit may be of interest to faculty seeking to improve foreign language skills to advance their research. Optional tours or special course fees are the responsibility of the visiting faculty member.
- Summer: Faculty are paid directly by USAC based on program length and the number of credits they teach while abroad.
- Semester: UWEC has elected to follow the “Departmental Reimbursement” compensation model. Faculty will receive their regular salary and benefits from the home university. USAC will provide their home department $11,000 to help defray the replacement costs for the semester of the faculty member is abroad.
The International Fellows Program for Research, Service, and Creative Activity is made possible by a multi-year Blugold Commitment Grant. It is an innovative program coordinated by the Intercultural Immersion Coordinator, in collaboration with the Center for International Education (CIE), the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and the Center for Service-Learning (CS-L). The International Fellows Program capitalizes on the strength and success of high impact academic experiences and is dedicated to supporting international student-faculty collaborative research/creative activity and research service-learning (i.e. field research conducted in conjunction with a service-learning experience).
Click here for detailed information, past funded projects, proposal deadlines, and how to apply to the International Fellows Program.
Faculty Led Study Abroad
UW-Eau Claire faculty members continue to develop and lead study abroad programs in many different countries. We aim to keep expanding the variety and number of faculty-led programs available at UW-Eau Claire. Current faculty-led programs are listed below (some do not run annually).
- Culture, Society & Economics in Argentina
- Central European Travel Seminar (CETS)
- Globalization in China
- Early Childhood Education in Prague, Czech Republic
- Public History in England
- Math/Physics in Winchester, England
- Sports Sciences & Kinesiology in Japan
- Maori Perspectives on Land Use in New Zealand
- Developing Global Competencies and Global Capacities in Peru
- Special Education in Scotland
- Traditional Medicine and Holistic Nursing in Taiwan
- Hmong Studies in Thailand
- Interdisciplinary Study In Belize (BIOL 320)
- Culture and Geography in Ecuador
- Social and Environmental Justice in Guatemala
- Global Feminisms in India
- Globalization in India
- Women's Lives and Experiences in Nicaragua
- Exploring Community-Led Development in Senegal
Made possible by a Blugold Commitment Grant, the Faculty-Led International Immersion Experiences (FLIIE) Program encourages and supports faculty-led study abroad experiences for undergraduate UW-Eau Claire students by providing funding to decrease student costs and thus increase programmatic offerings and opportunities for student participation. Learn more about the FLIIE Program and how your faculty-led program can apply.