National Resource Centers

There are dozens of federally funded National Resource Centers (NRCs) at universities around the United States. One of their many functions is to provide resources to help teachers internationalize American education. To do this, they 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, and Skype-based classroom speakers, just to name a few.

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 summer 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

The Internet: Tangled Webs, Global Promise
August 6 - 9, 2018 @ Harvard University camus
$75 to attend; some travel funding available for community college educators from outside MA

Indiana University 2018 Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization
May 20 - 23, 2018 @ Indiana University, Bloomington
open to faculty, staff, administration in higher ed
$100 for (optional) pre-institute workshop + $475 for institute
Stanford University

 

University of California, Berkeley

Migration & Diaspora
May 31 - June 2, 2018 @ UC Berkeley campus
free; open to community college and AP-level HS teachers

Architecture: Space, Power and Community
June 25 - 27, 2018 @ UC Berkeley campus
free; open to in-service and pre-service k-12 teachers

University of Chicago  
University of Michigan World History and Literature Initiative
June 25 - 27, 2018 @ UM-Ann Arbor campus
$50 for the full 3-day session
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Global Education Leaders Program (offered via World View)
June 18 - 22, 2018 @ UNC Chapel Hill
$850 for in-state teachers / $950 + lodging for out-of-state teachers
University of Texas, Austin Windows into Other Times and Places: Explore a World of Art and Performance
June 12 - 15, 2018 @ UT Austin campus
University of Wisconsin

Yale University Building Religious Literacy: Teaching on African and Middle Eastern Religions
July 9 - 13, 2018 @ Yale University campus
$180


Africa

InstitutionSummer Institute for Teachers
Boston University African Perspectives in World History (collaboration between the African Studies Center at BU and Brown University's Choices program)
June 28 - 29, 2018 @ Brown University
$175 to attend
Harvard University see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
Howard University
Michigan State University 
Northwestern University

African Summer Institute for Teachers (collaboration between Northeastern Illinois University and Northwestern University)
July 7 - 27, 2018 @ Northeastern Illinois University campus
free for teachers

University of Florida

Summer Teacher's Institute
dates tba
teacher stipend

University of Illinois   
University of Minnesota

Taking Action: Acting Locally Linking Globally (collaboration between University of Minnesota and National Youth Leadership Council)
June 18 - 21, 2018 @ UMN Twin Cities campus
$100 for teachers, but some stipends available for teachers who attend this plus the following workshop

Taking Action Curriculum Development (collaboration between University of Minnesota and National Youth Leadership Council)
June 25 - 29, 2018 @ West Bank UMN
*must also attend Taking Action: Acting Locally Linking Globally
free; some stipends available

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
Québec: D'hier à aujourd'hui 
(conducted in French)
June 24 - 29, 2018

University of Washington

Western Washington University


East Asia

InstitutionSummer Institute for Teachers
Brigham Young University 
(in consotrium with University of Utah)
Columbia University  
Indiana University

Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School Workshop
July 8 - 13, 2018 @ Indiana University, Bloomington
by application, stipend & lodging available

Also, see other NCTA courses here.

Michigan State University

 

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

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

 

University of Kansas  
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota  
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Oregon
University of Southern California 2018 NCTA Summer Study Tour To China And Taiwan
June 27 - July 13, 2018 in China and Taiwan; apply by March 15, 2018
*open to teachers who have completed 30 hours of NCTA-sponsored programs
$1700
University of Utah Series of global and regional one-week workshops, June through August
$90 per workshop
University of Washington

Art and Politics: Episodes in East Asian History
July 16 - 20, 2018 @ University of Washington, Seattle
$150 registration fee; $100 for dorm lodging (but dorm-lodgers may receive a $300 travel stipend)

Meet the Masters: Work with authors, teachers and librarians to find books that will bring East Asia into your classroom
July 23 - 26, 2018 @ University of Washington, Seattle
*open to teachers grades 2 - 8
$150 registration fee; $100 for dorm lodging (but dorm-lodgers may receive a $300 travel stipend)


International

InstitutionSummer Institute for Teachers
Pennsylvania State University
University of Illinois  
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Pittsburgh Summer Institute for Pennsylvania Teachers (collaboration between University Center for International Studies and College in High School Program)
June 25 - 29, 2018 @ University of Pittsburgh
free for teachers
*only open to PA teachers
University of Washington  
University of Wisconsin, Madison  
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

Connecting the Americas Scholars Program (collaboration between Duke Office of Durham & Regional Affairs and the UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies)
June 23 - 30, 2018 in Guanajuato Mexico, plus local meetings in Durham, NC
*open to full-time Durham Public Schools teachers
$500 per participant

Florida International University

Race and Ethnicity in Latin America (collaboration between Florida International University, UW-Whitewater, UW-Madison, and UW-Milwaukee)
July 11 - 13, 2018 @ UW-Milwaukee campus
$80 for in-service teachers/$25 for pre-service teachers
*dorm housing available for $60/night

28th Annual Summer Tropical Botany Institute for Teachers (collaboration between Florida International University, Miami Dade College, and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden)
June 11 - 22, 2018 @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, FL
free registration & materials
PD credits available
*email kmutis@fairchildgarden.org to participate

New York University
Stanford University

Institute Abroad: History of the Americas: Mexican Revolution & Nation-Building (collaboration between Stanford Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford Center to Support Excellence in Teaching, and El Colegio de México)
July 24 - August 1, 2018 in Mexico City
$1000 + airfare; some financial aid available

Tulane University

Teaching Brazil: Expanding Perspectives on Colonial History (collaboration between Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, and University of Georgia)
July 7 - 17, 2018 in Brazil
~$1673 for curriculum-writer participants; ~$3044 for regular participants

University of California, Los Angeles
University of Chicago see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Florida

Global Teacher Leader Institute (collaboration between University of Florida and Autonomous University of Campeche)
June 9 - 17, 2018 in Campeche, Mexico
$1500; some teacher stipends available

University of Georgia  Teaching Brazil: Expanding Perspectives on Colonial History (collaboration between Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, and University of Georgia)
July 7 - 17, 2018 in Brazil
~$1673 for curriculum-writer participants; ~$3044 for regular participants
University of Illinois
University of Michigan
University of New Mexico  
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Connecting the Americas Scholars Program (collaboration between Duke Office of Durham & Regional Affairs and the UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies)
June 23 - 30, 2018 in Guanajuato Mexico, plus local meetings in Durham, NC
*open to full-time Durham Public Schools teachers
$500 per participant

University of Pittsburgh
University of Texas, Austin see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Utah Series of global and regional one-week workshops, June through August
$90 per workshop
University of Wisconsin - Madison Race and Ethnicity in Latin America (collaboration between Florida International University, UW-Whitewater, UW-Madison, and UW-Milwaukee)
July 11 - 13, 2018 @ UW-Milwaukee campus
$80 for in-service teachers/$25 for pre-service teachers
*dorm housing available for $60/night
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Race and Ethnicity in Latin America (collaboration between Florida International University, UW-Whitewater, UW-Madison, and UW-Milwaukee)
July 11 - 13, 2018 @ UW-Milwaukee campus
$80 for in-service teachers/$25 for pre-service teachers
*dorm housing available for $60/night
Vanderbilt University

Teaching Brazil: Expanding Perspectives on Colonial History (collaboration between Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, and University of Georgia)
July 7 - 17, 2018 in Brazil
~$1673 for curriculum-writer participants; ~$3044 for regular participants


Middle East

InstitutionSummer Institute for Teachers
Columbia University
Duke University
(Part of the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies)
Dimensions of the Middle East: Foundations, Cultures, and Geopolitics
June 24 - 29, 2018 @ Duke University; apply by March 25, 2018
*free for teachers + all travel and lodging costs will be fully funded
George Washington University

Georgetown University China in the Middle East and Africa
August 6 - 9, 2018 @ Georgetown University
free for teachers
Indiana University
New York University
Princeton University
University of Arizona

 

University of California, Berkeley see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Chicago see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
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

University of California, Berkeley see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Chicago see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Pittsburgh 2018 Summer Institute for Pennsylvania Teachers
June 25 - 29, 2018 @ University of Pittsburgh
*for PA teachers who wish to offer transferrable college credit courses to their high school students
free + $200 stipend to teachers
University of Texas, Austin see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin, Madison

68.77.89: Czechoslovakia from Invasion to Revolution
July 11 - 13, 2018 @ UW-Madison
*for Iowa and Wisconsin teachers


South Asia

InstitutionSummer Institute for Teachers
Columbia University
Cornell University    
Syracuse University

Climate Change
June 2018 (exact dates TBA) @ 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 Brussels Study Tour
June 17 - 23, 2018 in Brussels; apply by March 2
$275 administrative fee paid by participants / 1,000€ grant provided to each participant to help fund arifare and lodging.
University of Texas, Austin see Multi-Region Consortium listing above
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin