Global Educational Resources and Fellowships

students prep for gala

Students and Faculty of the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS), University of Nebraska-Lincoln preparing for the Gala to Support Global Education, September 27, 2013. The student led event included students in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences and the Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management area. Leadership provided by CEHS Faculty, Dr. Barbara Trout, Dr. Wendy Weiss, Dr. Gina Fe Causin, and Malaika Board members Kelli King and Dr. Beverly Curry. Attended by 500, the profits from the fund raiser provided fellowships for 12 global fellowships in 2014 and 2015.

Malaika encourages teachers and students to review and determine the most appropriate global educational references for use in the classroom and opportunities for global travel.

This listing is an introduction to a multitude of opportunities.

Also check out the detailed references on Global Education Opportunities for Nebraska Educators and Students.

Global Educational Fellowships

Aramco Educators to Saudi Arabia Program
The goal of this 10 day fully funded program is to produce educators knowledgeable about Saudia Arabia.

AsiaPacificEd Program
Cross-cultural learning and exchange opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.  Supported by the East-West Center in Honolulu, HI.

Fulbright Hays Seminars Abroad
Summer seminars designed to offer a broad and introductory cultural orientation to non-Western European countries for educators and administrators who have curriculum development responsibilities.

Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program
Opportunities for teacher and administrative direct exchanges with counterparts in another country.  Exchanges last one year, semester, or six-weeks.

Fund for Teachers
Applicants design their own study experience in the United States or abroad, illustrating how the study will impact their students and teaching. Funding up to $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for teacher teams is awarded.

Fund for Teachers, introduced in Nebraska by The Malaika Foundation, has provided “…trips of a lifetime” to over 40 teachers. So far Nebraska teachers have traveled to more than 20 countries on five continents.
Read about the 2011 Nebraska recipients.
Read about the 2010 Nebraska recipients.

Global Educators Program
Teachers create short term team teaching or shadowing experiences in another country as part of professional development.  Participation requires enrollment in the “Gaining a Global Perspective through Cultural Immersion” graduate credit class at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN.

Global Environmental Teachings
Program focuses on improving global literacy and elevating environmental awareness in destinations such as China, South Africa, and Costa Rica.  An online graduate course is required prior to trip.

Global Volunteers
Service projects in over 20 countries around the world.

Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program
Fully funded immersion tour of Japan’s education system and culture.  The three-week experience includes a home stay, school visits, and cultural site tours.  No prior knowledge of Japanese required.

Keizai Koho Center
Ten-day study program of contemporary Japanese society for educators and administrators with curriculum design experience.

Korea Society
Fully funded fellowships available with preference given to those who are familiar with Korean culture and history.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars and Institutes
NEH offers educators tremendous opportunities to study humanities topics in a variety of summer programs.  Educators selected to participate receive a stipend to cover costs.  Past seminars have included programs in Greece, Turkey, and China.

Sister Cities International
Many SCI programs involve exchange programs for educators and students.

Toyota International Teacher Program
Participants engage in country-specific professional development activities that support cultural understanding and environmental awareness.  Fully funded and open to secondary teachers of all subjects.

Transatlantic Outreach Program
Social studies educators can experience Modern Germany during fully funded study seminars lasting two weeks.

Tours for Teachers
Chosen teachers must share their experiences and new knowledge in the classroom.  Trips are 2-3 weeks in length.  Destinations have included Tanzania, Peru, Nepal, and India, funded by Global Exploration for Educators Organization.

U.S. Global Institutions

Asia Society
Partnership for Global Learning Center offers summer programs in Washington D.C.  Provides educators with rich opportunities to increase knowledge and skills for international learning.

Center for Global Affairs, NYU Continuing Education
Each semester, NYU offers several courses on Global Affairs.

Center for the Study of Global Change
International Studies Summer Institute covers major regions and issues of the world, supported by Indiana University’s academic resources.

Several opportunities for the professional development of secondary school teachers including workshops, in-services, multi-session continuing education courses, and summer teaching institutes.

Subject specific online professional development courses that join US educators with their peers in other countries.

PIER Institute
Intensive interdisciplinary programs focusing on strategies for teaching about regions in Africa, Latin America, and Europe.

Primary Source, MA
Summer institutes focusing on the study of primary sources from the global community.