International Education and Global Engagement

Current Projects

International Training Programs (ITP) implements short-term study and professional development programs in collaboration with both private and government funders. Each program is individually designed to meet the needs of the participants. ITP has the capacity to provide a rigorous academic experience through its partnership with California State University, Chico, as well as a variety of site visits within the local community and throughout northern California.

Not only do participants from around the world benefit from these programs, but our university faculty, students, and local community, especially schools and citizens who host, learn about each other and extend the meaning of friendship.

ITP is currently planning and hoping to offer the following programs over the 2022-2023 academic year, and summer of 2023.

Twenty secondary educators will take part in the second year of the three-year funded 2021-2024 Study of the United States Institutes for Secondary Educators program (SUSI) during the summer of 2023 (June 7th through July 5th in Chico, CA, and July 5th through the 13th in Chicago and Washington D.C.).  The three-year project will provide three separate groups of international educators a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education, culture, values, and institutions. The 2023 group will be the second of the three groups.

Twenty-five Iraqi university students will take part in the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP-UG) during the summer of 2023 (July 14th to the 27th ).  The ITP staff members have also successfully worked with this program during the summers of 2021 and 2022.  Fourteen Iraqi high school students will take part in the IYLEP Embassy High School Program (IEH) during the summer of 2023 (July 28th to August 10th).

Study of the U.S. Institutes