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The following are just some of the available programs that enable faculty (and staff) to expand their knowledge and enrich their teaching expertise through international exchange and experience:
 
Exchange with Canterbury Christ Church University College, England
STLCC faculty may participate in a semester-long exchange at Canterbury Christ Church University College, England, where they mentor US students and lecture English students. Housing is provided through the program. CCCUC staff/faculty members may visit STLCC during the student recruitment process for the Canterbury Semester Abroad program.

Faculty Exchange with China
STLCC has cooperative agreements with several universities in China that allow for reciprocal faculty and staff exchanges. STLCC partners with Hunan Normal University, Hunan First Normal College, Liaoning Technical University, Xi'an International University, and Southern Medical University. STLCC faculty may travel to China for a three-week program - two weeks of lecturing followed by one week of cultural immersion. These exchanges are open to other Missouri colleges, members of the Missouri Consortium for Global Education.

STLCC participants use Article XXXII funds and pay out-of-pocket to cover the travel expenses. There is no stipend or honorarium. The Chinese universities provide room in university housing, board and local transportation during the two-week lecturing period. STLCC/MCGE participants must cover the costs for room, board and travel during the cultural immersion.

The Chinese visiting faculty stay with host families in the US.

Faculty Exchange with University St. Kliment Ohridski, the Republic of Macedonia
STLCC faculty may participate in a short-term exchange with the Faculty for Tourism and Hospitality in Ohrid, Macedonia, a branch of the University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bitola, Macedonia. Lecturing, cultural immersion, and professional exchanges have taken place since the partnership began in 1999. The two institutions have partnered in several projects.

Exchange with Vietnam
Since 2007 STLCC faculty and staff may participate in a professional development and teaching opportunity through the partnership of the Missouri Community Colleges Association and the Vietnam Association of Community Colleges (VACC). Faculty or staff live in Vietnam for one month to one year and assist English teachers at a Vietnamese community college.
 
The volunteer is not required to have a degree in English or experience teaching English. This partnership is referred to as the Conversational English Language Assistant Program (CELAP).

VACC will provide a college placement, room and board, one to two meals per day during the work week, a bicycle and the letter to obtain the visa.

The MCCA member must pay for his/her transportation to Vietnam, apply and pay for a business visa and complete an application. For details contact Cindy Epperson at cepperson@stlcc.edu.

Other Resources

National Agencies
American Association of Community Colleges
American Council on Education
College Consortium for International Studies
Community Colleges for International Development
The Foundation Center
Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center
Institute of International Education
International Education of Students
League for Innovation in the Community College
Missouri Community College Association
Missouri Consortium for Global Education
NAFSA
Online University
Study Missouri Consortium
Peace Corps
USAID
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
U.S. Department of State, Passport Information
U.S. Department of State, Travel Warnings
The World Affairs Council of St. Louis

International Agencies
Association for the Advancement of International Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
World Bank