There are dozens of federally funded National Resource Centers (NRCs) at universities around the United States. One of their many functions is to provide curriculum materials, teacher education, travel opportunities for teachers, scholarly speakers, and more. Through these sites you can find a wide array of resources: lesson plans, culture boxes, Skype-based classroom speakers, and more.

Many NRCs also organize summer institutes for teachers. Some institutes have funding available to defray travel expenses for out-of-town participants. Information for the upcoming year will be posted after January 1. If you are an NRC and would like your event added to this list, please contact ORIAS.

Click here to learn more about Title VI National Resource Centers through the federal Department of Education.


Multi-Region Consortium

InstitutionSummer Institute for Teachers
Harvard University
Indiana University
Stanford University

 

University of California, Berkeley

Summer Institute for Community College Teachers: TBA
June 1 - 2, 2017

Summer Institute for k-12 Teachers: The Ocean in World History
July 26 - 28, 2017

University of Chicago  
University of Michigan  
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Global Education Leaders Program
June 19 - 23, 2017
University of Texas, Austin  
University of Wisconsin
Yale University  


Africa

InstitutionSummer Institute for Teachers
Boston University
Harvard University
Howard University
Michigan State University 
Northwestern University  
University of Florida
University of Illinois   
University of Minnesota

Africa in the Classroom, part II
June 19 - 22, 2017, apply by June 5

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Wisconsin
Yale University see Multi-Region Consortium listing above

Canada

InstitutionSummer Institute for Teachers
State University of New York, Plattsburgh
University of Maine

Summer Institute for Teachers of French

June 26-July 1, 2016; apply by April 15, 2016

University of Washington

k-12 Study Canada Summer Institute
June 27 - July 1, 2016; apply by May 1, 2016

Western Washington University

k-12 Study Canada Summer Institute
June 27 - July 1, 2016; apply by May 1, 2016


East Asia

InstitutionSummer Institute for Teachers
Brigham Young University 
(in consotrium with University of Utah)
Series of global and regional one-week workshops, June through August
Columbia University  
Indiana University

NCTA Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School

July 10 - 15, 2016; apply by March 7, 2016

Also, see other NCTA courses here.

Michigan State University

Teaching About East Asia

July 11 - 15, 2016; applications open until course fills

Stanford University see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
The Ohio State University

Summer 2016 Global Teacher Seminar: Water Security for the 21st Century (for Ohio teachers)

June 6 - 10, 2016 - 3:00pm; pre-apply here

University of California Berkeley see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Hawaii
University of Illinois

Offered elsewhere through NCTA. See NCTA courses here.

University of Kansas Offered elsewhere through NCTA. See NCTA courses here.
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota Offered elsewhere through NCTA. See NCTA courses here.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Oregon
University of Southern California Korea Academy for Educators
July 17 - 22, 2016
University of Utah Series of global and regional one-week workshops, June through August
University of Washington

In partnership with NCTA, Japan and the West
July 11 - 15, 2016; apply by March 22, 2016

In partnership with NCTA, China's Past: New Strategies for Teaching the Sources of Chinese Civilization
July 25 - 29, 2016; apply by March 22


International

InstitutionSummer Institute for Teachers
Pennsylvania State University
University of Illinois Bridging Cultures Initiative
July 11 - 16; apply by May 2
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Pittsburgh
University of Washington see program at University of Washinton, Madison, below
University of Wisconsin, Madison Human Rights, Social Justice, and Global Security: Addressing Inequality in an International Frame (for community college teachers)
June 17 - 18, 2016; apply by May 2
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 

Latin America

InstitutionSummer Institute for Teachers
Brigham Young University Series of global and regional one-week workshops, June through August
Columbia University
Duke University
Florida International University

In collaboration with University of New Mexico A Revolutionary Perspective on Education (travel to Cuba)
July 8 - 17; apply by April 29, 2016

Tropical Botany Summer Institute
June 13-24, 2016

Summer Art Institute for Teachers
June 27 - July 1, 2016

Title I Teacher Summer Institute: Global Issues and Digital Media
August 1 - 5, 2016

New York University
Stanford University

Ecology and Sustainability:
Experiences with Mexico's Biocultural Diversity (travel)
July 14-24, 2016; apply by January 18, 2016

Also, see Multi-Region Consortium listing above.

Tulane University

Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba (travel)
June 18 – July 2, 2016; apply by March 28, 2016

University of California, Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Illinois
University of Michigan
University of New Mexico In collaboration with Florida International University A Revolutionary Perspective on Education (travel to Cuba)
July 8 - 17; apply by April 29, 2016
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Pittsburgh
University of Texas, Austin see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Utah
University of Wisconsin - Madison
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Sustainability in Latin America
July 6 - 8, 2016 (details to come)
Vanderbilt University

Diverse Brazil: Brazilian Culture and Language for the K-16 Classroom

June 12-16, 2016


Middle East

InstitutionSummer Institute for Teachers
Columbia University
Duke University
(Part of the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies)
In Partnership with World View, The Global Education Teacher Leader Institute
June 20 - 24, 2016
George Washington University
Georgetown University Experiencing and Teaching About World Religions
August 1 - 5, 2016
Indiana University
New York University
Princeton University
University of Arizona

K-12 Educators' Program to Oman and Zanzibar
June 22 - July 21, 2016; apply by October 16, 2016

University of California, Berkeley see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Chicago
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(Part of the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies)

see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Pennsylvania 
University of Texas, Austin see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Washington
Yale University see Multi-Region Consortium listing above

Russia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia

InstitutionSummer Institute for Teachers
Harvard University
Indiana University (Inner-Asian, Uralic)
Indiana University (Russia, East Europe)
Stanford University see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
The Ohio State University

Central Asia in World History
July 10 - 29, 2016; apply by March 1, 2016

University of California, Berkeley see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Chicago
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Pittsburgh
University of Texas, Austin see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin, Madison

South Asia

InstitutionSummer Institute for Teachers
Columbia University
Cornell University    
Syracuse University
University of California, Berkeley see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Texas, Austin see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin

Southeast Asia

InstitutionSummer Institute for Teachers
Cornell University
Northern Illinois University
University of California, Berkeley see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Hawaii 
University of Hawaii (Pacific Islands)
University of Michigan
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin

Western Europe

InstitutionSummer Institute for Teachers
University of California, Berkeley see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Illinois
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Pittsburgh
University of Texas, Austin see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin