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International Education

Faculty Resources & Development

Faculty Resources

Propose a Faculty-Led International Course

The Cronin Office of International Education seeks globally-minded and culturally engaged full-time faculty members to lead a Faculty-Led International Course or Global Business Experience (GBE). These intensive 3-credit courses take place overseas during semester breaks, and typically run for 8-14 days. These courses are a fantastic way to further the global education of Bentley students. Faculty can adapt a current syllabus to include an international component, or create a new course. International Service-Learning course proposals are encouraged. The Cronin Office of International Education and the Bentley Service-Learning Center can support faculty to design a service-learning based international course experience.

To learn more about the proposal process, please click here

Faculty Development

Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowships

Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowships

Deadline: Friday, January 7, 2022

The Whiting Foundation provides fellowships to faculty to enable them to study and pursue research off-campus, including abroad.  The foundation's aim is to stimulate the and broaden the minds of teachers so as to improve and "enhance the quality of their instruction," including research that achieves this goal.  Most grants are primarily for travel and related expenses and not for salary substitute, equipment or materials. In 2021, the foundation received 63 applications and made 30 awards averaging $5,410 per fellowship. In 2021, the 30 winners came from 16 different New England Schools. There is no specific limit to the number of winners from any particular school.

The foundation employs an electronic submission process. The guidelines are attached, but please note the key requirements below:

  • All materials, including letters of support, must be submitted via one email with a single pdf attachment
  • Project narratives cannot exceed three pages
  • Curriculum Vitae and detailed budget for estimated travel expenses
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must come from the appropriate dean or department chair; both letters must be on official letterhead
  • A brief “candidate information form” attached
  • Projects must be completed by May 31, 2024
  • Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, April 4, 2022

If you plan to apply, please contact Sue Richman, Director of Foundation Relations and Sponsored Programs:

International Citizens Group Faculty Development Fund

The Cronin Office of International Education encourages full-time Bentley faculty members to apply for funding to participate in international development opportunities. The fund is designed to support Bentley faculty members with up to a $2500 grant to participate in the following activities:

  • Traveling abroad to develop a new faculty-led international course
  • Attending a workshop or conference aimed at internationalizing your teaching
  • Providing a stipend for living expenses while teaching abroad at one of our partner universities

First priority will be given to faculty members who are interested in developing a new faculty-led international course.

To create a proposal for the International Citizens Group Faculty Development Fund, please click here. Proposals are due in the end of January, to be used in the calendar year.

This award is provided by the generosity of Joe Cronin, Sr., the fifth President of Bentley University, and Joe Cronin, Jr., MBA ’94, the President of the International Citizens Group. Joe Cronin, Sr. was a champion of internationalism, doubling the number of international students enrolled during his tenure. Bentley’s Cronin Office of International Education is named in his honor. The International Citizens Group is a specialized international health insurance agency offering world class insurance plans to those living and traveling around the world. Joe Cronin, Jr. is a BC High, Georgetown University, and Bentley University graduate who lives in Hingham, MA with his wife and three children. He ranks his faculty-led international course to Japan as one of his most powerful educational experiences. 

Fulbright Scholars Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers resources to a variety of applicants, from U.S. scholars seeking grants to go overseas, to Visiting Scholars looking for opportunities to do research in the U.S. and opportunities for U.S. institutions to engage in international education. Click here to read more about the many Fulbright programs available.

Workshop on International Skills Enhancement and Conference (WISE)

WISE is the premier conference for faculty leaders, program coordinators, and administrators to develop the knowledge and skills needed to help students advance their intercultural skills and awareness during their abroad experiences. Please visit the WISE conference website to learn more. The Cronin Office of International Education encourages full-time Bentley faculty members to consider proposing a conference session, or to attend the conference. Some funding is available to defray conference costs.

CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars

With a variety of disciplines to choose from, International Faculty Development Seminars provide innovative approaches to learning as well as opportunities for internationalized curricula, all within collaborative settings at locations that are linked to academic content. Faculty are encouraged to review the CIEE seminar information page to learn more.

SIT Faculty Seminars abroad

SIT’s Faculty Seminars Abroad offer deep engagement in a topic through lectures, site visits, and connections to local academics, researchers, and other sources. Faculty will examine topics through multiple, nuanced perspectives, benefitting from SIT Study Abroad’s experiential learning approach. Faculty are encouraged to review the SIT Faculty Seminar page to learn more.

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.

Carnegie African Diaspora Program (CADFP)

The CADFP offers short-term fellowships to African-born academics residing in the United States and Canada. Selected Fellows collaborate with African universities on projects of 14-90 days in the areas of curriculum co-development, graduate student teaching/mentoring and research. Projects are completed in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. Scholars who meet all eligibility requirements can sign up to be on the roster of qualified academics. Scholar applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To learn more, please visit the program website and/or email program staff.

Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program (GDFP)

Similar to the CADFP, the GDFP is a short-term faculty exchange program for Greek-born academics residing in the United States and Canada. Fellows have the opportunity to engage with Greek universities for one project visit of 14-60 days. Activities for this program are curriculum co-development, graduate student teaching/mentoring and research. We are always accepting scholar applications to our roster of qualified academics. To learn more, please visit the program website and/or contact program staff.

Please contact Natalie Schlegel in the Cronin Office of International Education with any questions.

Partner University Teaching and Research Opportunities

WU- Wien University of Economics and Business
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Faculty/Department: Business
  • Teaching/Research Opportunities: International Summer University
  • Details: Guest lecturers invited for one of two sessions (3 weeks each)
  • Timeframe: July or August session (3 weeks each)
  • Contact: Marlene Wuerfl, Program Manager -
Luiss University
Copenhagen Business School
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Faculty/Department: Business
  • Teaching/Research Opportunities: Summer University Programme
  • Details: Guest lecturers invited for a four-week session
  • Timeframe: late June-late July
  • Contact: Dr. Sven Bislev, Academic Director -
John Cabot University
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Faculty/Department: Various
  • Teaching/Research Opportunities: Various departments for summer courses
  • Details: Summer teaching opportunities
  • Timeframe: Summer 1 (June) or Summer 2 (July)
  • Contact: Mary Merva, Dean of Academics -
Grenoble Ecole de Management
  • Location: Grenoble, France
  • Faculty/Department: Various
  • Teaching/Research Opportunities: Festival of Geopolitics 
  • Details: Participate in conferences, debates, round tables, papers, etc. - More Info
  • Timeframe: Takes place in March, apply by October 31
  • Contact: Claire Mourre -
AUDENCIA Nantes School of Management
  • Location: Nantes, France
  • Faculty/Department: Business
  • Teaching/Research Opportunities: FEBS conference (Financial Engineering and Banking Society)
  • Details: Annual call for presentations, due late February
  • Timeframe: June
  • Contact: Desi Schmitt, Director of International Relations -
CIEE Guest Lecturer
  • Location: Berlin, Cape Town, London, Madrid, Paris or Rome
  • Faculty/Department: All
  • Details: Each course is 45 contact hours (60 for language instruction) taught in either a 6-week block during a semester or a 4-week session in the summer- More Info
  • Timeframe: Summer (Three 4-week sessions from late May to mid-August); Fall (Three 6-week blocks from mid-August to mid-December); Spring (Three 6-week blocks from mid-January to mid-May)
  • Contact: Natalie Schlegel -
CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars
  • Location: Worldwide
  • Faculty/Department: All
  • Details: Small grants available for full-time Bentley faculty to participate in an International Faculty Development Seminar aimed at deepening a faculty member's regional knowledge and network- More Info
  • Timeframe: Anytime throughout the year
  • Contact: Natalie Schlegel -
CIEE Program Site Evaluation and Development Team Member
  • Location: Worldwide
  • Faculty/Department: All
  • Details: Participation as a team member evaluating a current/future site for study abroad
  • Timeframe: Anytime throughout the year
  • Contact: Natalie Schlegel -
IES Abroad Faculty Development Seminars
  • Location: Worldwide
  • Faculty/Department: All
  • Details: Small grants available for full-time Bentley faculty to participate in a Faculty Development Seminar Abroad aimed at deepening a faculty member's regional knowledge and network. Locations and topics vary annually - More Info
  • Timeframe: Varies annually
  • Contact: Natalie Schlegel -
USP - University of Sao Paulo
  • Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Faculty/Department: Information Systems & Technology
  • Teaching/Research Opportunities: Contecsi annual conference on Info Systems and Technology Management
  • Details: CONTECSI aims at putting together academics and professionals involved in management and research issues for a state-of-the-art discussion - More Info
  • Timeframe: Annual conference in May. Paper submission due early February
  • Contact:
Washington and Lee University
  • Location: Lexington, VA
  • Faculty/Department: Various
  • Teaching/Research Opportunities: Colloquium on New Frontiers in Global Education
  • Details: The Colloquium will address challenges and opportunities in global education from a host of perspectives
  • Timeframe: Annual conference in March. Panel or paper/presentation proposals submissions due in December.
  • Contact: Mark Rush, Director, Center for International Education - or Dick Kuettner, Director, Global Discovery Laboratories -

Supporting Study Abroad Students

Writing student recommendations in the BentleyAbroad application system

As part of the application process for study abroad programs, students must request a recommendation from a faculty member. We appreciate faculty support in this process, as the recommendation is a vital part of our application review. Faculty recommendations may also be sent to our partner universities and affiliate programs as an application component.

Helpful tips for completing recommendations:

  • Faculty will receive an automatic email when the student initiates the recommendation request in the BentleyAbroad system. Follow the link and use the Recommendation ID provided in the email. It’s helpful to copy and paste the Recommendation ID.
  • Faculty may write one comprehensive recommendation instead of answering the individual questions. Please write the letter in the last recommendation question and answer "see below" in all previous questions.
  • Faculty have the option of logging in to BentleyAbroad with their Bentley credentials to access all pending recommendation requests, and view completed recommendations.
  • Please submit electronic recommendations unless a program specifically requests a hard copy letter. This allows us to have the information stored in our system, as well as the ability to submit the recommendation electronically to our partners.  Please note that in some rare instances a student may have access to their recommendation later in the study abroad process after acceptance decisions have been made if their program requires paper submissions of student records.

Approving courses at institutions abroad

When students wish to take courses at our partner/affiliate institutions, a department at Bentley must approve the course in order to grant credit. We have created a guide to help departments through the process of approving courses from abroad.