International Opportunities for Staff and Faculty

Would you like to have a staff member talk to your class about education abroad opportunities?  Are you thinking of creating a new faculty-led short-term study program abroad?

Global Initiatives collaborates with faculty and staff across campus to offer students the opportunity to study or intern abroad!

Faculty-Led Programs

Short-term faculty-led programs offer students unique opportunities for students to enhance academic and cultural learning outside of the United States. Finlandia partners with Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA) to offer short-term study abroad programs for Finlandia University, and outside college and university, students.

Learn more at or by contacting Director of Global Initiatives Cat Fuller.

Request a Class Presentation

Students who have studied abroad often say they were inspired to apply because of a class presentation!

Please email Cat Fuller and provide your name, the name of the class, level of students (freshman, sophomores, etc.), class location and class time. She will contact you to confirm the presentation.

  • We can provide a brief presentation (5-10 minutes) and need about a week’s notice to make the arrangements.
  • If you would like to schedule a longer presentation, we will gladly provide one.  We ask that you contact us at least two weeks in advance to make the arrangements.

Other Opportunities for Faculty and STaff

Leading a short term study abroad program is not the only international opportunity for Finlandia faculty and staff.

Teaching Abroad

Through our partner institutions, there are opportunities to engage in a faculty exchange. These exchanges must be mutual (meaning the partner institution will be sending a faculty member to Finlandia at the same time you are abroad) and the travel must be budgeted within your department. Applications for exchange will be available in March for the following Fall and Spring semesters. Summer exchange is not often available, as most of our partners do not teach during those months.

Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars and 900 visiting scholars receive awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals. Approximately 370,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the Program since its inception in 1946.

For more information, please visit the Fulbright Scholar Program website. Once you have determined the program you would like to apply for, please set up a meeting with Cat Fuller to review the application process and deadlines.

Global Initiatives Staff