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 three programs over the 2022-2023 academic year.

Twenty-two teachers with the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement program (Fulbright-TEA) will arrive January 24, 2023 and stay in Chico through March 7th. 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 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.  The three-year project will provide three separate groups of international educators a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education, culture, values, and institutions.

It is hoped that twenty-five Iraqi university students will take part in the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP-UG) during the summer of 2023.  The ITP staff members have successfully worked with this program during the summers of 2021 and 2022.

Study of the U.S. Institutes