New Faculty Resources at WORLD

We are excited to welcome you to international learning at Stetson University. Find below a short list of opportunities for new faculty. We invite you to let us know of your interests in advancing international learning and global competence. Schedule a meeting with us….and Welcome!

New Initiatives

Lunch & Learn Series

A recurring series offered every spring where faculty and staff come together to share the learn about opportunities in international learning, share obstacles and wins, and create new ideas around international education. Enjoy virtual lunch sessions and the company of your colleagues while learning from your peers. Lunch social begins at 11:30; presentation and discussion begins at noon.

February 3, 2021 Faculty Travel Awards Previous awardees share how these funds support their work as WORLD class educators. Learn how you can apply.

March 10, 2021 Faculty Led Study Abroad Programs; Learn of the process and support systems in place to help you plan and run a successful Faculty Led Study Abroad program.

April 7, 2021 Intercultural Communication: Make It Work to Your Advantage. Our colleagues are the experts. Let’s learn from them the best practices in developing and managing your class so it is truly inclusive.

Annual Open House

2020-21 Virtual Open House : October TBA

Travel Awards

WORLD is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of travel awards each year. Awards support work done by faculty to internationalize the campus and curricula. Funds are available to support individual faculty and teams to explore emerging opportunities in different parts of the world that have broad impact on student and organizational learning.

Faculty Study Away: Funds are available to support international learning by faculty and institutional teams to enrich academic development, expand intercultural competence, and boost innovative approaches to learning, problem-solving and critical thinking. 

Exploratory Travel: Funds are available to support individual faculty and teams to explore emerging opportunities in different parts of the world that have broad impact on student and organizational learning.  

International Faculty Development Seminars (IFDS): IFDS aims to help Stetson faculty learn how to build and lead their own study abroad programs. The centerpiece of IFDS is an immersive week-long experience where faculty participate in study abroad typically in Latin America or the Caribbean. The program takes place biannually in mid-May. Costs are covered through the travel award. Join us at the spring 2020 Lunch and Learn to learn more.

Study Abroad

Faculty can show our Study Abroad 101 during their online classes.  Faculty are encouraged to watch the video as well so they can understand the different program options available for students.  For faculty that will advise students on their academics, they should familiarize themselves with our study abroad opportunities.  We have programs for ALL majors at Stetson.  Stetson students should be encouraged to speak with WORLD to learn about the best program and location that will meet their academic needs and complete graduation requirements. 

WORLD welcomes ALL faculty to consider leading a short term study abroad program.  For details on how to submit a proposal or for more information, check out our Faculty Led Proposal Process videos.  Please contact Wendy Viggiano if you have questions or if you would like to lead a program in the future. 

Other Faculty Resources

WORLD offers a large library of intercultural communication books and simulation learning materials that you can use. To borrow the materials in the list below contact Roxanne.

Simulations Available

  1. Barga Simulation — 30 mins – 60 mins depending on group size. A simulation game designed to teach students the impact cultural context can have on human interactions. By appointment only. Contact Roxanne.
  2. Acirema Simulation — 60 mins – 90 mins depending on group size. A simulation game designed to teach empathy for the international student experience. By appointment only. Contact Roxanne.

Lending Library: please excuse us while this section is under construction

Helpful links:

International Education in Action: ACE American Council on Education

Meet the Staff

Schedule a Meeting

8:00 am-4:30 p.m. M-F 386-822-8165

Paula or Calendly.com/Phentz — new initiatives, travel awards, general issues

Roxanne  or Calendly.com/rlewis1-world — international students & scholars, lunch & learns

Wendy or Calendly.com/wviggiano — study abroad, Peace Corps Prep, ambassadors, fairs