Faculty and Staff: Teach Abroad
Teaching and directing abroad is incredibly rewarding but can also be a demanding endeavor. The MSU Study Abroad Office is here to guide you as you plan your course and choose which provider to propose your program with or to help you create your own MSU Signature Program. There are many options to consider and we can help sort through those options so you can choose what is best for you and your students. Below you will find a summary of the MSU Signature Program opportunities in addition to the study abroad providers MSU works with: CCSA, KIIS, IBS, CEA, and EF.
Regardless of whether you are designing your own program or joining a provider program, these Teach Abroad Resources compiled for you will help with that design from the bottom up. If you have additional resources that we haven't included, please let us know. We are constantly updating and expanding our resources to support MSU Faculty and Staff.
Study abroad takes multiple forms at
Murray State University. One
option for our faculty is the ability to create a new program from the
ground up with your own contacts or the aid of a provider, becoming a Faculty Director. Creating your own program enables you as a Faculty Director to choose new sites or program lengths outside of existing study abroad options. As a Faculty Director, you will choose the sites you wish to visit, tours you want to include, and how much time you spend at each location to emphasize the necessary components of your course. Whether you wish to work
with a program provider to manage the logistical details or plan every detail yourself, the Study Abroad Office will guide you through the process. Annually the application deadline for Signature Faculty-Led Proposals is January 15th.
Current MSU Signature Programs
MSU offers five Discover programs in conjunction with exchange
partners abroad. The Study Abroad Office occasionally releases a call for applications from Faculty and Professional Staff who are interested in the Faculty Director position for Discover Programs, currently located in Corazal, Belize; UNESP in Rio Preto, Brazil; Shandong University in Weihai, China; People's Education Press in Beijing, China; and Daegu University in Daegu, South Korea. Ideally the Faculty Director will either have been a participant in the program previously or will have other experience on location, but it is not impossible
for someone who hasn't participated to be named director should the
applications warrant such an appointment. Vacancies are announced as they become available.
Faculty are invited to submit an application to teach in the fall
semester in Regensburg, Germany exchange program. Program information
can be found at the link above. Additionally, you may contact Fred Miller,
Chair of Regensburg Programs. To apply, complete the online Semester in Regensburg Teach Abroad application. Annually the application deadline is January 15th for the following year.
The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad is a higher education
consortium of 24 colleges and universities with member schools from
Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
South Carolina, South Dakota, and Tennessee. CCSA is headquartered at Belmont
University in Nashville, Tennessee. Murray State has been a member since its beginnings in 1982.
CCSA offers faculty from
member institutions the opportunity to teach on existing study abroad
programs in Australia, Belize, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, India,
Ireland, and Scotland. Existing programs are available during
winter and summer breaks. Faculty are always invited, however, to
propose new programs in any of the available CCSA locations as a new
program available to all consortium-member institutions or as MSU-only
programs. MSU has run spring break programs to London through CCSA since 2005.
Applications to teach with CCSA can be found through the CCSA website. Applications will be endorsed by your Chair, Dean, and one of the MSU Campus Representatives for CCSA below, who you can contact anytime with questions about your application and teaching in the trenches with CCSA:
- Dr. Staci Stone, Department of English and Philosophy, CCSA Campus Representative, England Spring Break 2010 Director, London Winter Faculty 2003
- Ms. Melanie McCallon, Education Abroad Office, CCSA Campus Representative, England Spring Break 2008, 2009, 2011 Director, London/Dublin Director 2007, Stratford/London Director, 2012
Also see other MSU faculty and staff who have taught with KIIS at our Faculty & Professional Staff Leadership Abroad page.
The Kentucky Institute for International Studies is a consortium of
23 colleges and universities from Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee
headquartered at Western Kentucky University. Murray State has been a member of KIIS since the beginnings in 1975. KIIS offers faculty from
member institutions the opportunity to teach on existing programs in
Argentina, Austria, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark,
Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland/Ukraine,
Spain, Tanzania, and Turkey. KIIS also invites faculty to propose new programs in
countries not yet utilized through KIIS that can become an annual option
for the consortium-member institutions.
The KIIS website will provide details on how to apply to teach in a KIIS program. For further information on the ins and outs of KIIS from a faculty standpoint, please see MSU faculty and staff who have taught with KIIS at our Faculty & Professional Staff Leadership Abroad page. Campus Representatives are also available to discuss the KIIS opportunities with you: