Study Abroad & Exchange

Faculty Opportunities Abroad

Chico State Faculty have various opportunities to teach, research, and collaborate globally. Explore some of the listed options below. 

For more information on global opportunities for Chico State Faculty and Staff, please contact the Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator at 530.898.5415.

Faculty-Led Programs:

Customized faculty-led study abroad programs(opens in new window) are credit-bearing, proposed by Chico State faculty, and developed in collaboration with International Education & Global Engagement (IEGE), Professional & Continuing Education (PCE), and competitive service providers.

Fulbright Scholar Program:

With over 400 awards annually in over 135 countries, faculty can explore opportunities to teach, conduct research, and carry out professional projects through Fulbright(opens in new window).

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service):

DAAD(opens in new window) works to foster connections between scholars and institutions in North America and their counterparts in Germany by offering a number of programs to strengthen the links between academics in Germany and North America.

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL):

COIL(opens in new window) is a way to link faculty and students across the world to deepen global engagement, cultural perspectives, and increase educational impact within current course offerings.

Visiting Professor:

Chico State Faculty have the unique opportunity to support the University Studies Abroad Consortium(opens in new window) (USAC) mission and internationalize their perspectives and Chico State by teaching abroad for a summer term as a Visiting Professors (VPs). The application and selection process occurs a year prior to the summer term. 

CSU International Programs (Seminar Participant & Resident Director):

Faculty/staff opportunities through CSU International Programs are being restructured. Please visit this page for updates.

Visiting Scholars:

Explore the possibility of becoming a visiting scholar through one of our established and active MOUs with an institution overseas.


Faculty Teaching Abroad 2017 - Current

Please join us in congratulating your colleagues as they bring the Chico State Experience to the world, and integrate their international expertise into our campus and local communities. Thank you all for promoting global awareness and global competency!

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  • Summer 2017
    Summer 2017
    Asa MittmanARTEnglandFLP
    Erin KellyEnglishEnglandFLP
    Sarah AndersonILLCAlicante, SpainUSAC
    Juni Banerjee-StevensCounseling and WellnessSan Sebastián, SpainUSAC
    Nicholas Janos   SociologyLüneburg, GermanyUSAC
    Joseph LiuManagementBilbao/Gexto, SpainUSAC
    Maris ThompsonEducationSantiago, ChileUSAC
    Paul Viotti, JrPOLS & Criminal JusticePuntarenas, Costa RicaUSAC
    Jennifer WilkingPOLS & Criminal JusticePrague, Czech RepublicUSAC
  • Fall 2017
    Fall 2017
    Thomas GrotheCommunication StudiesMadrid, SpainUSAC
  • Summer 2018
    Summer 2018
    Lee AltierAgricultureNepalFLP
    Jason NiceHistoryEnglandFLP
    Laura NiceCORHEnglandFLP
    Mahalley AllenPOLS & Criminal JusticeSan Sebastián, SpainUSAC
    Lindsay BriggsHCSVAccra, GhanaUSAC
    Young Cheon ChoCommunication StudiesChengdu, ChinaUSAC
    Tag EngstromBiological SciencesPuntarenas, Costa RicaUSAC
    Dean FairbanksGeography and Environmental Studies Lüneburg, GermanyUSAC
    Kristin MinettiFinance & MarketingVerona, ItalyUSAC
    Fay Mitchell-BrownNursingSan Ramón, Costa RicaUSAC
    Rich RosencranceAgricultureHeredia, Costa RicaUSAC
    Chunyan SongSociologyGalway, IrelandUSAC
    Matthew Stone RHPMVerona, ItalyUSAC
    Peter StrausManagementBilbao/Gexto, SpainUSAC
    Joel ZimblemanCORHChiang Mai, ThailandUSAC
    Jesse DizardAnthropologyAccra, GhanaCSU, IP
    Fay Mitchell-BrownNursingAccra, GhanaCSU, IP
  • Fall 2018
    Fall 2018
    Liahna GordonSociologyMadrid, SpainUSAC
  • Spring 2019
    Spring 2019
    Kate Transchel   HistoryPrague, Czech RepublicUSAC
  • Summer 2019
    Summer 2019
    Sarah AndersonILLCAlicante, SpainUSAC
    Scott BradyGeography and Environmental Studies Viterbo, ItalyUSAC
    Carli RossKinesiologyReggio Emilia, ItalyUSAC
    Young Cheon ChoCommunication StudiesShanghai, PRCUSAC
    Rony GarridoILLCSan Sebastián, SpainUSAC
    Patti HorsleyHCSVReggio Emilia, ItalyUSAC
    Nan LiCommunication StudiesChiang Mai, ThailandUSAC
    Joseph LiuManagementTorino, ItalyUSAC
    Sarah PikeCORHCork, IrelandUSAC
  • Academic Year 2019-20
    Academic Year 2019-20
    Jesse DizardAnthropologyAix en Provence, FranceCSU, RD
  • Fall 2019
    Fall 2019
    Fay Mitchell-BrownNursingChiang Mai, ThailandUSAC
    Liahna GordonSociologyMadrid, SpainUSAC
  • Spring 2020
    Spring 2020
    Kate Transchel   History  Lüneburg, GermanyUSAC
  • Summer 2020 - Spring 2021

    *All faculty programs abroad were canceled due to the Covid-19 crisis

  • Summer 2022
    Summer 2022
    Carli RossKinesiologyReggio Emilia, ItalyFLP
    Gregory CootsonaArts & HumanitiesFlorence, ItalyFLP
  • Summer 2023
    Summer 2023
    Carli RossKinesiologyReggio Emilia, ItalyFLP