Council of American Overseas Research Centers Faculty Development Seminars

08/23/2022 08:11 AM

...for faculty and administrators at U.S. community colleges and minority-serving institutions

The faculty development seminars to India, Mexico, and Senegal are now accepting applications. Note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the seminars to India  and Senegal were postponed and will now take place in winter, while the seminar to Mexico will take place in Spring 2023. We at CAORC have been closely monitoring the guidance of health and government officials in the US and overseas as we consider appropriate actions for our programs. The original program dates for these seminars were postponed to protect the health and safety of our participants, colleagues, and guest speakers overseas.

CAORC offers fully-funded overseas seminars that help faculty and administrators at US community colleges and minority-serving institutions gain international experience with the aim of developing and improving international courses, curricula, and teaching materials at their home institutions.


There is an immediate and growing need for US community colleges and minority-serving institutions to provide a global perspective to students that will broaden students’ cultural horizons and foster critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills for an increasingly interconnected world.


CAORC faculty development seminars are run in partnership with participating Overseas Research Centers (ORCs).

Awarded participants for these seminars will receive round-trip travel, accommodations, and meals for the duration of the two-week seminar. Each seminar will be comprised of approximately 12-15 participants.

For more information on upcoming seminars, please click here.