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 2023-2024 academic year, and summer of 2024. 

Twenty-one educators from twenty-one countries will take part in the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA) from January 24th through March 14th of 2024 (January 24th through March 11th in Chico and March 11th through the 14th in Washington D.C.). The project will provide educators with relevant professional development in General Pedagogy,  Discipline Specific (Language Development) Pedagogy, Instructional Technology, English as a Foreign Language, site-based school visits, and weekend cultural excursions to northern California sites of interest.

Twenty secondary educators from twenty countries will take part in the third year of the three-year funded 2021-2024 Study of the United States Institutes for Secondary Educators program (SUSI) during the summer of 2024 (June 2nd through July 30th in Chico, CA, and June 30th through July the 7th 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.

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 2024 (mid to late July).  The ITP staff members have also successfully worked with this program during the summers of 2021, 2022, and 2023.  It is also hoped that two hundred high school and middle school students will visit over the course of four weeks (groups of fifty for seven days and six nights during four consecutive weeks from mid-July through mid-August) to explore life in the University setting attending presentations from CSU, Chico discipline-specific faculty members.

Study of the U.S. Institutes