Global Learning Summer Institute & Faculty Fellows Program

Would you like to learn about creative tools, strategies, and frameworks for designing courses that will prepare your students to live, work, and lead in our globalized world?

Do you have a course that you would like to infuse with a global dimension, or enhance with new global learning activities?

Penn State Global, EPPIC, and the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence have partnered to bring professional development opportunities for faculty in global learning outcomes. As part of Penn State Global’s (PSG) strategic plan, PSG launched the Global Learning Summer Institute & Faculty Fellows Program to support full-time Penn State faculty of any rank in incorporating global learning-oriented activities and student learning outcomes within domestic courses to enhance the internationalization of undergraduate curricula. These fellowships aim to provide mentorship to faculty from a range of disciplines to add global dimensions to undergraduate courses across Penn State.

About the Program

The Global Learning Summer Institute & Faculty Fellows Program is a faculty professional development opportunity that supports the university Mission and Penn State Global’s strategic plan to grow access to global learning for all students during their undergraduate education.

Faculty participants are not required to have prior formal experience with global learning and teaching - all that is needed is interest in developing a new capacity as a global learning educator. Each Fellow will work on a course they nominate for revision, improvement, or development. The focus of a Fellow’s work during the Institute can be on an entire course or a module/unit.

Fellows are expected to complete the following components over the course of their fellowship year:

  • Confirm acceptance of Fellowship offer;
  • Participate in a virtual orientation (TBD);
  • Participate in the Global Learning Summer Institute (June 2-4, 2024 at Bald Eagle State Park);
  • Teach the redesigned course in the following fall or spring semester (AY ‘24-‘25);
  • Present on experiences and reflections of course changes after teaching the course during the Global Learning Course Showcase in SP '25;
  • Prepare and share a brief for your department head on the outcomes of the experience;
  • Serve as a mentor to at least one future Fellow;
  • Provide feedback to PSG on the Faculty Fellows program, internationalization of the curriculum resources, and global learning professional development;
  • Participate in Community of Practice and Fellows meetings (4-5 virtual meetings throughout the 2024-25 academic year).


Any full-time Penn State faculty at any rank who is seeking to implement Global Learning in an existing undergraduate course and will teach that course in Fall '24 or Spring '25.

Amount of the Award

A $1,000 stipend from Penn State Global is included, as well as Summer Institute lodging, meals, and reimbursement for travel to/from the Institute.


This is a 12 (twelve) month commitment, May 2024 - May 2025.

Application Timeline

Penn State Global, EPPIC, and the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence will be responsible for final selection decisions. Approximately 18-20 Faculty Fellows will be selected.
All applications must be received by Friday, February 16.
Selected Fellows will be notified by Friday, March 8 and are expected to confirm acceptance of their Fellowship offer by Friday, March 22.

The application timeline will be shared at least a month before the application opens. Once open, application should be submitted via the Application Form at the bottom of this page.


Please contact Melissa Brun ( or Brian Brubaker ( for questions. 

Resources to Assist Global Learning Course Development


Application Form for Global Learning Summer Institute