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Other Opportunities Abroad

The University of Idaho is happy to offer international opportunities to their faculty and staff. Find more information below!

The University of Idaho (U of I) and the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) invite faculty and professional staff who would like to spend a month overseas learning a new language and/or culture and who want to promote internationalization at the U of I to apply for a Faculty/Staff International Development Award (FIDA).

FIDA recipients attend a USAC summer program as students, studying the local language and/or taking regional classes, enhancing their understanding of different cultures. Countries available include Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Poland, Spain or Thailand.

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time assistant, associate, or full professors, or professional staff (full-time board appointed or exempt). Preference is given to applicants with limited experience living abroad and with limited first-hand knowledge of USAC. Applicants must be returning on contract to the University of Idaho the following academic year.

Award Details: The number of awards given annually varies. Historically, two to five awards have been given. Award covers tuition for selected one-month summer USAC program plus a stipend of $2,750 to be used for airfare, living expenses and incidental expenses. Housing, food, insurance, optional tours, and additional course costs are not included in the tuition waiver.

Deadline: Mid-November for awards during the following summer.

Program Details:To learn more about the summer USAC programs available (descriptions of each location, tours available, course offerings, dates, and much more), go to and indicate “Summer” as the term at the top of the page. Note: Be sure to look at the specific sites/summer terms listed in the FIDA application as not all USAC summer sites are available for the FIDA. Download an application below and get started now!

FIDA application

Applications should be submitted to Kate Wray Chettri in the International Programs Office in LLC Building # 3, Ground Floor (campus zip 1250).

For more information: If you have questions regarding the U of I/USAC Faculty/Staff International Development Award (FIDA), please contact Kate Wray Chettri in the U of I International Programs Office at 208-885-8475 or

CIEE faculty seminars are more than guided tours. They are intensive educational experiences designed to explore fascinations, challenge preconceptions and open eyes to global issues shaping the world today. Each program features lectures, site visits, and discussions with overseas colleagues. Participants return to campus poised to incorporate an international dimension into administration, course design, research, and teaching. Ninety-six percent of attendees polled indicated that the seminar had a significant impact on his/her professional life.

Choose from unique and challenging seminar themes offered in an array of countries that span the globe. Analyze the political and socio-economic transformation of Southern China, unravel the mystery of India, or encounter contemporary Arab culture and society in Jordan.

Study with CIEE, the leading non-profit, non-governmental international education organization. Since 1990, CIEE has offered over 150 seminars worldwide, helping over 2400 faculty and administrators like you increase their international awareness and transform their campus and curricula.

Eligibility: Faculty or administrators at the college or university level with any academic concentration are encouraged to apply. Participants do not need to be experts on the seminar topic or region.

Length/Dates of Seminars: Vary according to program, but range from 7-14 day itineraries, some with extension possibilities. All seminars are offered in the summer months, from late May through late July.

Seminar Fees: Vary according to program, but range from $2,300 to $3,600. Fees generally cover the academic program (all lectures, site visits, study tours, and seminar materials), accommodation in single rooms (unless informed in advance), two meals daily (typically breakfast and lunch), welcome and farewell receptions, transportation to included activities, entrance fees for included excursions, on-site representative, one CIEE airport pick-up/drop-off coordinated around the majority of arrivals and departures, international medical insurance and 24-hour worldwide assistance provided through the iNext travel card, pre-departure support (including IFDS advisors, detailed online pre-departure information, and visa assistance).

Not included: The cost of a passport, international airfare, port of entry visa fees (if applicable), visas that vary from seminar group processing, most dinners, international departure taxes, excess baggage charges, porterage, tips, or any incidental expenses.

Deadlines: February 15. We encourage you to apply early as seminars fill quickly.

Funding: CIEE's Ping Fellowships provide assistance to faculty and administrators from CIEE or CIEE Academic Consortium member institutions, community colleges, or Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to participate on IFDS programs. Awards are in the amount of $1,500 and are applied toward the applicant’s program fee.

Fellowship Application Deadline: January 15 for the following Summer

For more information: Go to Catalogs are also available in the U of I Study Abroad Office. Contact the U of I Study Abroad Office at 208-885-7870 or

Visit for complete offerings.

  • Faculty Research Grant
    • For scholars holding Ph.D.s who have been researching/teaching full time for at least two years
    • Grant for one to three months; all disciplines
    • $2,678 - $3,260 per month
    • Deadlines: May 15 & October 15 of each year
  • Faculty-led Group Study Visit Grant
    • 10-15 students (plus one accompanying faculty member) for a 7-12 day trip to Germany
    • DAAD offers up to around $13,829 to subsidize room and board
    • Deadlines: May 1, November 1, February 1 of each year
  • DAAD Visiting Professorships (for German Universities to host an international lecturer)
    • Funding to serve as a visiting professor at a German university
    • Duration: one semester to two years
    • Application submitted by the German host
    • Deadlines: July 15 and January 15 of each year
  • Short-Term Lectureships (for U.S. universities to host a guest lecturer from Germany)
    • Host institution must provide a monthly honorarium of $2,200, remaining costs & salary paid by DAAD
    • Duration: one to six months
    • Application submitted by the German host
    • Deadlines four times annually, see website for details
  • RISE Worldwide
    • Host a German bachelor’s student for the summer as a research assistant in your lab
    • For any science/engineering field
    • Deadline late November, see website for details
  • Germany Today
    • Four weeks of language classes at a Goethe-Institut in Germany
    • Annual week-long tour of German universities and research institutions
    • For faculty and administrators
    • DAAD covers all costs except airfare to Germany
    • Takes place every June
    • Deadline: Feb/March of each year, see website for more details
  • Science Tour
    • Annual week-long tour of German research institutions, university research and research done by German industry
    • For faculty and administrators
    • Themes rotate each year, examples are: Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
    • Deadline: October of each year, the trip is in December

International Programs Office

Physical Address:
901 Paradise Creek St.
LLC Bldg. #3
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 1250
Moscow, ID 83844-1250

COVID-19 Information for international students, employees and scholars

Phone: 208-885-8984

Fax: 208-885-2859