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 offering three programs over the 2021-2022 academic year.

Nineteen teachers with the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement program (Fulbright-TEA) will arrive September 14, 2021, and stay in Chico through October 28th. The program will provide participants with the opportunity to enhance their expertise in their teaching discipline and equip them with a deeper understanding of best practices.

Twenty secondary educators participated in the Study of the United States Institutes for Secondary Educators program (SUSI) from June 7th to June 25th via the Zoom distance format and will follow with continued professional development throughout the academic year. The ongoing activities will provide participants with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education, culture, values, and institutions.

Sixty secondary educators will take part in the recently funded 2021-2024 Study of the United States Institutes for Secondary Educators program (SUSI).  The three-year project will provide three separate groups of international educators a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education, culture, values, and institutions.

Study of the U.S. Institutes