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Important News and Updates:

HTH Worldwide Health and Accident Insurance

MSU employees traveling with students are required to purchase HTH or ITIC insurance. The cost should be charged to their faculty-led program cost center.

MSU employees traveling internationally on university business are not required to purchase additional insurance if they are not traveling with students on an MSU program. The current State of MN insurance rider is sufficient to cover evacuations and repatriation. 

MSU employees may purchase additional insurance at their own cost by visiting the following website:

You can find information about HTH Worldwide health and sickness insurance coverage [PDF] here (274 KiB).

For names of doctors, hospitals and other resources, please click here.

University-sponsored Education Abroad & Domestic Study Away or Field Programs

NEW program proposals are available for download here:  [DOC] International (199 KiB)   [DOC] Domestic (193 KiB)

New and renewal programs will be reviewed based on this [PDF] rubric (296 KiB).

Program renewal applications are sent out individually to faculty leaders. For more information, please contact Caryn Lindsay.

Reporting an Incident While Abroad

Please use this link to report an accident, medical or conduct incident while abroad.

HTH Worldwide Health and Accident Insurance

You can find information about HTH Worldwide health and sickness insurance coverage [PDF] here (274 KiB).

For names of doctors, hospitals and other resources, please click here.

Travel to Countries on U.S. Dept. of State Travel Alert or Warning List

MnSCU System procedure 5.19.3, Part 10, Subpart D requires that employees or students planning to travel to countries on the above list receive special permission. Please complete [PDF] this form (40 KiB) and include with your Request for Out of State Travel form.

Global Citizens Award

The Global Citizens Award recognizes staff and faculty who have provided exemplary service to the international endeavors of Minnesota State University, Mankato, both on-campus through internationalization efforts and through off-campus international programs.  Nominations can be submitted by colleagues or supervisors.  Awardees are chosen by the Global Education Advisory Council and are honored at an awards ceremony with President Davenport during Diversity & International Week in mid-November.

Nominations have closed for the 2013 Global Citizens Award.  The nomination process will open again in October 2014.

Minnesota State Mankato Faculty Links

2009 Professional Development Day Presentations

[PDF] International Opportunities for Faculty & Staff (118 KiB) - presented by Caryn Lindsay

[PDF] Teaching Abroad (601 KiB) (including planning & logistics) - presented by Dr. Linda Good

Grant & Professional Development Opportunities

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) supports scholarship in the humanities and humanities-related social sciences.

Fulbright Scholar Program Grants are made to U.S. Citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Since the program's inception in 1946, more than 250,000 participants - chosen for their leadership potential - have had the opportunity to observe each other's political, economic and cultural institutions.

Social Science Research Council - Council fellowship and grants programs are strategic – they are targeted to a problem, promote individual and institutional change, generate new knowledge and build networks.

Special program with one of MSU's Finnish exchange partner: Fulbright - HAAGA-HELIA Scholar Award Program

MSU faculty interested in pursuing a Fulbright Grant may contact Caryn Lindsay (507-389-1281).

Fulbright-Hays Awards from the U.S. Department of Education

CIEE facilitates International Faculty Development Seminars around the world, featuring lectures, site visits, and discussions with overseas academics and colleagues. Recent programs dealt with contemporary Arab culture in Jordan, the legacy of war in Cambodia and Vietnam, institutions of globalizations in Belgium, and an examination of public health issues and initiatives in Uganda. MSU faculty qualify for discounts because of our CIEE institutional membership!

Higher Education for Development

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) - grants for both individuals and institutions

U.S. Department of Education, International Programs Directory

The Foundation Center - non-profit library of foundations

The Scholar Access Grant from the University of Wisconsin - Madison Global Studies Program is awarded to postsecondary faculty members and instructional staff wishing to incorporate international and global content into their courses.

International Visiting Research Fellowship - Provided by the University of Sydney in Australia. This program allows researchers from the US, and around the world, to spend a period of up to 12 weeks conducting collaborative research at the University of Sydney.

International Teaching and Consulting

Short term international lecturing/consulting opportunities: If you are interested in short-term consulting (leading workshops, seminars, lecturing, advising) for the U.S. Department of State, please forward your c.v. to IPO Director Caryn Lindsay and she will forward them on to the appropriate State Department Office.

AMIDEAST - American - Middle East Education and Training Services

International Career Employment Weekly - including work in international education

The International Educator - job guide and listings

Rotary Grants for University Teachers

Semester at Sea - spend a semester cruising the high seas while teaching

World Learning for International Development

International Education Associations and Conferences

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Upcoming Conferences:
2014  San Diego, CA, May 25 - 30
2015  Boston, MA, May 25 - 29

Preferred Partners for Faculty-Led Programs

Seminars International: A travel consulting organization created in 1968, Seminars International serves the needs of educational groups who seek to enhance their programs through travel.

AIFS Partnership Programs: We are ready to help you create your ideal program that will allow your institution to internationalize your campus and retain tuition dollars, maintain academic oversight and manage risk.

GlobaLinks Customized Programs (Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the South Pacific)

Proworld Service Corps Customized Programs - especially for service learning in developing countries

STA Travel can assist with domestic and international group travel.