Cultural Immersion Grant - Each spring the International Programs Committee awards a grant of up to $3,000 to immerse a College staff member in an unfamiliar culture outside the United States for 1-2 weeks (this may be an English-speaking country) during the summer. Activities can include language learning, participation in organized seminars or other professional development opportunities. The time abroad does not count against annual leave. Download the application and budget forms. Deadline January 11, 2013. Grants will fund projects completing between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.
Previous recipients include:
Ms. Diane Land, 2007 - watch her presentation!
Ms. Tammy Errigo, 2008
Mr. Mark Hannah, 2009
Ms. Cindy Marchant (staff exchange), 2010
Ms. Toni Francis, 2011- watch her presentation
Please note Berry does not support travel of faculty, staff and students to countries under a US Department of State travel warning. No institutional funds will be used to support travel to these countries.
Taking a group abroad? Non credit-bearing programs are often organized by coaches and other staff members. Click here for information.
Semester at Sea provides work abroad opportunities for the exploration and study of many of the people, places and cultures around the world. Professional opportunities are available for staff employed in administrative positions for each voyage. Staff positions are available in many roles, including but not limited to Academic Dean, Nurse, and Photographer.
CIEE International Development Seminars are short-term, concentrated, educational experiences designed to open eyes to a variety of issues shaping the world today. Expect one or two intensive weeks of: lectures given by local faculty; lively discussions; and coordinated site visits to academic, economic, educational, environmental, historic, political, religious, and social institutions. Administrators from the community college through university level with any academic concentration are encouraged to apply. Participants do not need to be experts on the seminar topic or region. Visit the CIEE website!
Center for Global Education These short-term travel seminars take learning adults around the world on one- to three-week experiences that bring participants face-to-face with people of other cultures. Participants have a unique opportunity to examine the root causes of poverty and oppression, explore the dynamics of development, and discover the spirit of hope lived out by people working for social change. Visit their website for more information.
Berry College employees traveling abroad on IP grants must purchase travel insurance. Click here iNext Insurance Enrollment Form for enrollment form .
Study Abroad Information
Procedures for students applying to study abroad are available. If your advisee is planning to study abroad, click here!
A number of guide books and culture-specific resources are available on loan from International Programs, Krannert 326.
Interested in presenting on your international experience? Contact the IP Director to arrange it.