Danish Institute for Study Abroad International Educators Workshop Opportunity
This opportunity is currently suspended. Please contact Angie Peterson at email@example.com or (816) 584-6510 for information on future availability.
Each year, the Office of Global Education and Study Abroad invites one full-time faculty member and one full-time staff member to Copenhagen, Denmark, to attend the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) program's International Educators Workshop (IEW). The IEW is usually held in late fall and spring. The selected faculty and staff members' expenses, including airfare, lodging, meals and transportation, will be covered by DIS and the Park University Internationalization Faculty Development Fund. In exchange, we ask that faculty and staff members use the knowledge they gain to promote study abroad and other international opportunities at Park, and develop a plan to integrate them into their curricula and activities.
DIS is a Danish-government-supported organization that offers high-quality courses for international students in Copenhagen, Denmark. Its website is www.dis.dk. Most students are American, though they have students from all over the world. Park University is one of over 170 official partner universities with DIS from the U.S. and other countries. As such, our students are eligible to study with DIS for a summer, semester or year. Courses are taught in English by top-notch faculty, including many from the University of Copenhagen. Fields of study that are offered include:
The International Educators Workshop is a program designed to introduce faculty and administrators to the DIS program as well as to Copenhagen. You will visit classes, meet with DIS staff and tour Copenhagen.
The two spots in this program are offered on a competitive basis to faculty and staff from all campuses. Staff members must demonstrate a significant interaction with students. Faculty and staff members are responsible for arranging to be away from Park University during the program period. Selection of program participants will be made by the Study Abroad Faculty Advisory Board. To apply, please submit the following to Angie Peterson in the Office of International Affairs and Education. If submitting by e-mail, please put "Professional Development in Mexico" in the subject line.
A copy of your c.v.
A proposal, maximum of two pages, declaring your reasons for wanting to go to Denmark and how you will promote the study abroad programs offered by DIS to the students you work with.
This proposal must articulate how your participation in this program will affect your future work at Park University. Also address how you will advocate for international education upon your return.
Staff members, please include a paragraph describing your level of interaction with students.
Tell us about any additional commitments you would like to make to DIS. For example, one department plans to build the courses offered at DIS into their curriculum and require study abroad for one semester as part of their program.
The deadline to apply for this opportunity is usually in October of each year. Preference will be given to faculty who have not had a previous opportunity to be involved in an international study/exchange program in the past. For more information, or for current deadlines, please contact Angie Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 584-6510.