The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship program in international educational exchange. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) assists in the administration of the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals. In addition to the traditional Fulbright Scholar long-term programs, the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program provides short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) for U.S. faculty and professionals. Also available are International Education Administrators seminars designed to introduce participants to the society, culture and higher education systems in France, Germany, India, Japan and Korea. For students seeking additional information on the Fulbright program, contact Dr. Steve Wainscott. Sheila Lischwe currently serves as a campus representative for the Fulbright program at Clemson University.
The United States Agency for International Development works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. This government agency supports research and development projects that will have a positive impact on societies or the world.
The United Nations Development Programme partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
The US Government’s Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has a mission works to build friendly, peaceful relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through academic, cultural, sports, and professional exchanges, as well as public -private partnerships. The ECA awards grants and cooperative agreements to support academic, cultural and professional exchange programs to promote mutual understanding.
DAAD Scholarship Programs for Study and Research in Germany
DAAD grants are available to faculty and students in Canada and the United States to participate in a wide variety of academic activities. In general, applicants need to be US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents. In certain cases foreign nationals enrolled or employed at universities in North America may also be eligible to apply.
Curricular Internationalization Seed Funding
These competitive seed funds were distributed in 2014-15 by the International Programs Coordinating Committee (IPCC) and were intended to support Departments, Schools or Colleges in the development of programs and initiatives that support the internationalization of their curricula and/or general education and the quality of undergraduate Global Engagement at Clemson University. Funding priorities are set by the IPCC in the spring & summer of each year and proposals accepted each fall.
2014-2015 funding was awarded to the following proposals:
USAC Visiting Professorships
Clemson University is a member of USAC (University Studies Abroad Consortium). USAC consists of 32 US universities and has been providing study abroad opportunities for over two decades. USAC offers study abroad programs at 37 locations in 25 countries. Clemson students have participated in USAC programs in locations around the world, including Santiago, Chile; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Prague, Czech Republic; London, England; Galway, Ireland; and Torino, Italy.
Our membership in USAC also provides Clemson faculty with the opportunity to expand their international experiences by teaching abroad in a USAC program. Numerous Clemson faculty have taught with USAC in the past (see list below). USAC will be accepting applications for teaching opportunities during the Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2015-16, and Spring 2016 in January 2014. Positions are available in Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and Thailand.
For teaching positions in Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2015-16, and Spring 2016, applications were due in January 2014.
Please contact Laura Braun with any questions.