For Faculty and Professional Staff

Faculty Workshop for Interdisciplinary Studies

Study abroad has experienced some really exciting changes over the past year as we navigated our way through the pandemic. American students were brought home from their programs abroad and international students were called home to their countries. It was a very chaotic time, but the adaptive nature of the people in the field has led to some very exciting updates. This pdf outlines some of the changes we have experienced. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Welcome to Our New Faculty Liaison to Study Abroad!

In summer 2019 we welcomed Kara Roche as our new faculty liaison to study abroad, and we couldn’t be more excited to provide our faculty with such an exciting liaison. One of her first initiatives is to visit London Metropolitan University to tour the on-site facilities as we develop a transfer program. Site visits give professors interested in offering a faculty led study abroad program the opportunity to experience first hand what it will be like to take students to a foreign country as part of a course. Let her know if you are interested in a site visit. We continue to move forward with the Business Department/LMU collaboration and any questions can be forwarded to Professor Roche.

Membership in the Massachusetts Council for International Education (MaCIE) provides an opportunity for MWCC faculty and professional staff to request a lecturer to visit the campus to give a lecture and/or be a resource related to international education. This Lecture Series in being updated to accommodate our new virtual platform. Stay tuned!

Grants are available to lecture, conduct research, or participate in seminars abroad. Learn more:

The 2020-2021 Netherlands Exchange Program

Because of the pandemic, the Netherlands Exchange Program is not accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. We look forward to participating in this incredible program in the future.

This program provides the opportunity for one on one exchanges between community college faculty and staff and their counterparts at similar institutions of higher education in the Netherlands. The program consists of nine days of professional exchange and three days (weekend) to explore the country.

This is an incredible opportunity to have a professional experience abroad at an affordable cost. The Exchange program is based on home stays, therefore, the only costs to the participants are the airfare and their personal expenditures.

Faculty/staff in the U.S. host a faculty/staff person from the Netherlands at their home from October 10 to October 24, 2020.

In May, the U.S. partners travel to the Netherlands to visit their Dutch partners (May 8, 2021 – May 22, 2021).

A number of faculty and staff from Massachusetts Community Colleges have participated in the program in the past, and the reports have been overwhelmingly positive.

The application deadline is Friday, March 13, 2020.

Talk with past MWCC participants: Tina Wilson, Heidi McCann, and Paul Swerzenski

Visiting Lecturers

Membership in the Massachusetts Council for International Education (MaCIE) provides an opportunity for MWCC faculty and professional staff to request a lecturer to visit the campus to give a lecture and/or be a resource related to international education.

Refer a Student for Study Abroad

For-credit opportunities available: year long, semester long, summer and short term study.

Contact:

Tracey Betts Sarefield
Study Abroad
978-630-9428
tbettssarefield@mwcc.mass.edu