International Studies Partnership Program

Program Introduction

Do you have innovative ideas that will internationalize your lessons and introduce the languages and cultures of East Asia to your students, but you need support? Do you also wish to share your work with fellow educators?

The International Studies Partnership Program (ISPP) from the Center for Latin American Studies supports selected faculty fellows from community colleges to work collaboratively on a project with a faculty resource colleague at the University of Arizona to create new instructional materials. These new materials must aim to internationalize undergraduate community college course curricula focusing on Latin America. Community college educators from various fields, including humanities, social sciences, and sciences, are encouraged to apply. Selected fellows receive a $500 stipend, University of Arizona library privileges, and support from their faculty resource colleague.

Application Requirements

Working in collaboration with University of Arizona faculty and utilizing university resources, fellows will create, redesign, or expand a course unit or syllabus to include substantial Latin American content. For the purposes of this project, Latin America is defined as Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, or South America. To ensure the viability of the finished product, CLAS requires that applicants consult with their department heads during the application period to ensure that the proposed unit/class can be taught. Faculty from anywhere in the United States are invited to apply. 

Scope of Participation

During the term, each fellow will be paired with a University of Arizona faculty resource colleague with expertise related to the subject of the proposed project. Fellows are expected to communicate – by email, Zoom, phone, or in person – with their faculty resource colleague at least three times during the semester. CLAS recommends meeting once at the outset of the project, once midway through the semester, and once when the project has been fully developed.

Fellows are expected to complete their project within four (4) weeks after the end of the term. However, depending upon the scope and topic of the project, there is the possibility to renew the fellowship for a maximum of three more semesters for a total of four semesters. Fellows should use the teaching material developed throughout the project in their lessons. The teaching materials developed during this collaborative project will be published, with attribution, on the Community College Curriculum Internationalization website (currently under reconstruction) in return for the completed project. We strongly encourage participants to engage in at least one CLAS workshop, schedule permitting.

Fellowship Terms

In return for the completed project, fellows will receive a stipend of $500 per semester, University of Arizona library access, faculty resource colleague support, and CLAS support. The stipend will be issued after the successful approval and completion of the project.

Application Form

Applications are currently closed. A new call for proposals will open in 2024.