Each year, IES Abroad offers development opportunities for faculty members from the IES Abroad Consortium. IES Abroad Faculty Development Opportunities are designed to bring together U.S. faculty, international faculty, and local experts for an intellectual exchange of ideas. IES Abroad opportunities explore a wide-range of academic topics and attract many experts; past opportunities have included language pedagogy workshops, comparative health studies, and seminars that explore changes in the European Union.

We are pleased to offer the following four opportunities to faculty. Click on any of the links to learn more:

Nomination and Selection Process
We invite study abroad coordinators, academic deans, and department heads from the IES Abroad Consortium to nominate a faculty member for Faculty Development Opportunities. Nomination forms can be found within the descriptions below. A selection committee will meet to review applications and choose participants.

We will be offering two grants for faculty members from full member consortium schools each semester for opportunities to teach at an IES Abroad program. Candidates should be prepared to teach one course for a semester or in a summer program. Please note adjunct faculty are not eligible.

We welcome faculty members who have interests in teaching courses related to the Center’s curriculum at the following IES Abroad Centers:




Rio de Janeiro


European Union Program in
Freiburg, Germany



Buenos Aires




IES Abroad will provide:

  • Transportation to and from the center
  • Teaching stipend
  • Housing allowance of $4,000 for a semester or $2,000 for the summer


  • March 1, 2016, for Fall 2016
  • June 1, 2016, for Spring 2017 and Summer 2017

How to Nominate
Please complete this form.

Please email AcademicPrograms@IESabroad.org.

We will be offering two grants for research associates for Member and Associate Member consortium faculty members.  Research associates will be in residence at any IES Abroad Center for up to one month over a summer or semester program. Associates should be prepared to teach up to two guest lectures in IES Abroad courses, and the associate's research interests should relate to the Center's curriculum. Please note adjunct faculty are not eligible.

IES Abroad will provide:

  • Assistance with introductions for research and introduce faculty members to local colleagues on site
  • Cover transportation to the Center from the United States or from another location
  • Housing allowance of $1,000 


  • March 1, 2016, for Fall 2016
  • June 1, 2016, for Spring 2017 and Summer 2017

How to Nominate
Please complete this form.

Please email AcademicPrograms@IESabroad.org.

To give IES Abroad faculty the opportunity to teach on U.S. campuses and help you internationalize your campus, we are seeking residency opportunities for IES Abroad faculty members at our Member and Associate Member consortium colleges and universities. The residencies would be for up to two weeks, and IES Abroad faculty members would be prepared to serve as guest lecturers in courses and participate in faculty discussions or other activities on campus as appropriate. We ask colleges to cover resident faculty’s housing during the visit. 

IES Abroad will provide:

  • Transportation to the participating college
  • Stipend for expenses

Please complete this form.

Please contact Michael Steinberg, Executive Vice President of Academic Programs, at msteinberg@IESabroad.org  or 312.261.5023.

IES Abroad Research Symposium: Emerging Economies & Markets
Santiago, Chile: 
July 5-11, 2015

Nomination Deadline: April 15, 2015

IES Abroad invites proposals on topics centered upon Emerging Markets and Economies for its Faculty Symposium to be held in Santiago, Chile from July 5-11, 2015. This Symposium will bring together researchers from IES Abroad’s Consortium Member Schools and scholars in South America currently working in a range of fields related to economic development and emerging markets. The Symposium will accept proposals from all related research areas, but with particular interests in:

  • Emerging Economies in South America
  • Sustainable Development of the Global Economy
  • Emerging Economic and Political Conflicts as Threats to Prosperity
  • Frontier Markets
  • U.S.-Latin American Trade Relations
  • Regional Economic Cooperation: Barriers and Best Practices
  • International or Social Entrepreneurship
  • Cross-cultural Sales and Marketing
  • Health Economics
  • The Triple Bottom Line
  • Base of the Pyramid Markets
  • Poverty Alleviation Through Business Strategy

The format of the Symposium is designed to allow for extensive discussion and exchanges of ideas amongst a limited group (generally 10-15) of participants. As such, presentations will be scheduled in hour-long blocks, allowing 30-40 minutes for each speaker’s presentation and ample time for discussion. Presentations should be delivered in English.

The Symposium will also include cultural opportunities in and around Santiago, group meals, and other events designed around the Symposium themes. The group will visit businesses focused on international trade, as well as government entities and NGOs involved in economic development and regional commerce.

IES Abroad will provide:

  • Airfare to and from Santiago
  • Airport transfers in Chile
  • Lodging for the duration of the seminar
  • Group meals
  • Expenses directly associated with planned activities.   

IES Abroad will coordinate travel arrangements, including flights. Participants are responsible for incidental expenses and meals not taken with the group.

IES Abroad shares costs with participants or can provide an invoice to institutions that prefer to cover all costs associated with the seminar.  Participants from IES Abroad member institutions will be asked to contribute $1,200. The contribution from participants from Associate Member institutions will be $1,400.  IES Abroad will apply this contribution to seminar expenses.

Nomination Process 
Please complete this form. Nominations are due April 15, 2015. 

A selection committee will meet to review applications and choose seminar fellows. The committee will seek a balance of academic and field interests among the candidates.

Please note: Although an institution may nominate up to two faculty members, IES Abroad will select only one nominee per institution. Preference will be given to faculty members from institutions that actively support and send students to a variety of IES Abroad programs.

Participation Requirements
Seminar nominees must be full-time professors at IES Abroad Member or Associate Member institutions. Nominees must be able to demonstrate that they are actively engaged in teaching and/or research on topics relating to the specific seminar theme. Participants are invited to submit proposals to present current research or course lectures on these topics.

Why support participation in an IES Abroad Faculty Seminar?

  • The small group format (typically no more than 20 participants) allows for very active exchanges and debates
  • All participants have the oportunity to present a paper or take part in a panel discussion
  • Site visits to local, regional or international sites of interest are an integral part of faculty seminars
  • The seminars involve local faculty and experts, which allow for rich international exchanges and lasting relationships with faculty in like fields
  • Through visits to the IES Abroad Center and discussions with faculty and staff, participants gain a better understanding of and insight into study abroad and IES Abroad programming

For further information about the nomination or selection process, email AcademicPrograms@IESabroad.org.

Past Seminars

  • Sexuality and Gender in a Multicultural World
    IES Abroad Amsterdam; July 6-12, 2014
  • Paradise Lost? Challenging Perspectives on a Changing Europe
    IES Abroad European Union; June 30 - July 14, 2013
  • Second Language Research Symposium
    IES Abroad Madrid, Spain; June 10 - 14, 2013
  • The King's Speech: Power and the Transformation of Media in the 21st Century
    IES Abroad London, England and Milan, Italy; May 21 - 27, 2012
  • Conflict Transformation in the 21st Century: Meeting the Other
    IES Abroad Rome, Italy; May 28 - June 8,2012
  • Leadership Across Cultures
    European Union (Freiburg, Germany) and Barcelona, Spain; June 9 - 17, 2012
  • Comparative Health Studies: The U.S. & Chile
    IES Abroad Santiago; June 2011