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[PDF] Faculty-led Handbook (1 MiB) (Revised Feb. 2015)

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 involvement, 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 November 16 - 20, 2015.

The Global Citizens Award ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 17 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in CSU 253/4/5.

[DOC] Global Citizens Nomination Form (29 KiB)

[PDF] Global Citizens Past Recipients (185 KiB)

HTH Worldwide Health and Accident Insurance

Faculty and staff who are traveling with students on University-sponsored international programs are required to purchase the same insurance coverage as the students (HTH or ISIC, determined by the International Programs Office).  The purpose is to make sure that leaders and students are covered by one insurer (and therefore stay together) in case of an emergency evacuation.  The cost to cover the faculty leader(s)' insurance will be charged to the program cost center by the IPO.

Faculty and staff who are traveling international on university business are NOT required to purchase HTH or ITIC insurance.  The current State of Minnesota employee insurance rider covers insurance eligible employees automatically and is sufficient to cover any evacuations or repatriation.  See

Faculty and staff who wish to purchase additional accident and health insurance for their international travels may make such purchases from one of the following websites: and more information about the [PDF] HTH Worldwide health and sickness coverage (274 KiB) through the MnSCU agreement

If you have any questions please contact the Kearney International Center.

Reporting an Incident While Abroad

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

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.

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.

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.

The Foundation Center - non-profit library of foundations

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.  MSU faculty interested in pursuing a Fulbright Grant may contact Ginny Walters (507-389-1262).

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

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

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Higher Education for Development

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

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.

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.

U.S. Department of Education, International Programs Directory


International Teaching and Consulting

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 National Conferences:

  • 2015: Boston, MA, May 24 - 29
  • 2016: Denver, CO, May 29 - June 3
  • 2017: San Francisco, CA, May 28 - June 2
  • 2018: Philadelphia, PA, May 27 - June 1
  • 2019: Washington, D.C., May 26-31

  Upcoming Regional Conferences:

  • 2015: Des Moines, IA, October TBA
  • 2016: Missouri, October TBA


Preferred Partners for Faculty-Led Programs

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.

Intrax Custom Groups: especially for service learning in developing countries

ISA Custom Programs: Providing customized program organization to faculty for 15 years.

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.

STA Travel: Can assist with domestic and international group travel.  Contact the International Programs Office for Minnesota State Mankato account manager information through STA Travel.