Farmer to Farmer (F2F) is a volunteer program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that matches volunteer agricultural experts with farmers in developing countries.
U.S. volunteers provide technical assistance to smallholder farmers in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe. Assignments average about three weeks and all travel expenses and stipend are paid to the volunteer.
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.
There are many opportunities to host visiting scholars and help them navigate the city, the university, and their education. Host a Borlaug, Cochran, or Muskie Fellow, or other international student.
Thinking about offering a faculty-led study abroad program during Winter or Spring Break 2020? Education Abroad is seeking proposals for new and innovative short-term programs that support one or more of the following outcomes and goals:
Create multi-disciplinary project-based learning opportunities that explore pressing global problems and challenges
Increase access to opportunities for underrepresented students in study abroad
Further undergraduate research opportunities
Expand the UMD study abroad program portfolio to underrepresented regions including Africa, Eastern Europe, South and Southeast Asia
Further integrate education abroad into the major
Focus on academic disciplines that are underrepresented in study abroad including but not limited to public health, agriculture, sociology, government & politics, and college of computer, mathematical and natural sciences
Many opportunities to work abroad and assist in international education exist through the University of Maryland, the federal government, and other entities.
Review policies concerning consulting services and schedule overload.
In order to deepen the University of Maryland's existing international connections, the Office of International Affairs (OIA) periodically offers a Global Partnerships-Faculty Travel Grant Competition. Grant funds support one or more faculty member to travel to one or more existing UMD partner institutions either to improve the implementation of existing formal collaborations or to develop new formal collaborative projects and programs. Awards are up to $5,000 per project, with an additional 20% of the amount of the grant required to be provided by the home academic department, college, or school of the grantee. Funds may be applied to transportation, accommodations, food, and other travel-related expenses. Up to four grants will be funded each round.
For more information on the Global Partnerships Travel Grants Program for Faculty and Researchers, please contact Dr. Joseph Scholten in the Office of International Affairs.