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Faculty development

Eight ways to be an internationally-engaged faculty member

  1. Collaborate with international colleagues and institutions abroad. Whether for research, faculty exchange or study abroad, the International Center provides guidance for developing international agreements.
  2. Encourage your students to study abroad. MU offers students more than 250 study abroad programs in nearly 50 countries throughout the world. International Center staff members are available to make classroom presentations about study abroad upon request.
  3. Develop and lead a study abroad program. The International Center provides assistance and offers workshops on developing and managing faculty-led study abroad programs.
  4. Welcome international students to our campus. With more than 2,500 international students at MU, the International Center ensures institutional compliance on U.S. immigration requirements, provides support services and advises them on academic, employment, financial and personal issues.
  5. Invite international scholars to your department. The International Center can provide you with guidance on hosting visiting international scholars and the hiring process for international faculty and staff.
  6. Attend international events and activities on campus (and encourage your students to as well!). See a list of upcoming international events on the International Center website. Hosting an international event or guest lecture at MU? Let us know — we would be happy to help get the word out.
  7. Apply for a Fulbright. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends hundreds of scholars and professionals abroad each year to lecture or conduct research in a wide variety of academic fields. The International Center director is the campus representative for faculty Fulbright opportunities.
  8. Internationalize your courses<. Challenge your students to see the bigger picture and apply what they learn to critical world issues. If you are unable to find the resources you need to do so, don't hesitate to contact us.