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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 scheduled to offer three programs over the course of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Twenty-two teachers with the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement program (Fulbright-TEA) will arrive January 28, 2020, and stay in Chico through March 13th. 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 are slated, if successful with the application, to participate in the Study of the United States Institutes for Secondary Educators program (SUSI) from June 3rd to July 1st in Chico followed by July 1st through July 9th travels to Chicago and Washington D.C. The program will provide participants with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education, culture, values, and institutions.

Twenty-five undergraduate students from Iraq will take part in the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program for Undergraduates (IYLEP-UG), a program funded by the United States Embassy in Baghdad, and implemented by World Learning.  The program serves as an in-depth grounding in the theory and practice of leadership, communication, community engagement, and social action within the context of civic engagement in local communities.

Study of the U.S. Institutes