Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

Faculty Exchange
The Office of Global Education and Study Abroad provides several opportunities for faculty members to enjoy the benefits of studying and teaching abroad through our various exchange agreements with universities across the globe. As an exchange faculty member, you have the opportunity to spend a semester or an academic year teaching students in a new culture and learning environment. This is a remarkable and highly rewarding way to build your CV and expand your global perspective while representing your home institution as well as your culture.

We offer faculty exchange opportunities at the following institutions:

Grants and Other Special Opportunities Abroad

The Office of Global Education and Study Abroad is always on the lookout for special opportunities for our faculty and staff. Here is a list of current possibilities.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Fellowship Program

Faculty-Led Programs

Creating your own faculty-led programs is a great way to familiarize yourself with the world. You can select a destination that you are comfortable with, for a time commitment that suits your schedule. The insight you get for specific subject matter is significant, and the opportunity to bond with students is substantial.

If you have any questions, or feel you are ready to begin the development of your program, please contact Angie Peterson at apeterson@park.edu or (816) 584-6510 for additional support and guidance.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is a U.S. Department of State funded grant for U.S. citizens with terminal degrees or significant professional experience to teach, do research or consult in one over 140 countries around the world. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program has two main components of interest to Park faculty.

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends approximately 800 American scholars and professionals per year to approximately 130 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

Fulbright Specialist Program
The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at academic institutions abroad for a period of 2 to 6 weeks.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Advisors

Park University has two Fulbright U.S. Scholar advisors. You may contact one or all of them with your questions.

Angela Peterson
Director of Global Education and Study Abroad

816) 584-6510

Steven Youngblood
Associate Professor
Director, Center for Global Peace Journalism
(816) 584-6321