Curriculum Development for Open Online Course Design for Enhancing Cultural Awareness and Diversity
The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States by providing training opportunities for faculty, teachers, and upperclassmen and/or graduate students in foreign countries where the United States has diplomatic representation. Awards are made under the program to conduct overseas group projects in research, training and curriculum development.
- To provide educational and research experiences to ENMU students and New Mexico K-12 teachers to integrate these culturally diverse experiences into their classroom teaching and life.
- To inspire the community and public to open their eyes to the other sides of the world and promote critical thinking skills by paying attention to global issues.
- To gain professional and personal growth, such as cultural awareness and a greater appreciation of the importance of accepting diversity in their classrooms and life in general.
Application and Candidate Selection
To be considered for admission into the program, the following are required:
- A completed online application,
- Current Resume/Vitae (including verification of Enrollment or employment), and
- A Personal Statement
A selection committee will interview a project participant in November 2023, a candidate will be asked some questions about how this project participation will influence their professional practice and plans for influencing their learning experiences from this project.
Candidates will be notified by December 15, 2023.
Eligible GPA Project Participants
- A citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States; and
- Currently employed full-time in a U.S. school system, institution of higher education, Local Education Agency or State Education Agency (not applicable to students); and, at least one of the following:
- A teacher in an elementary or secondary school
- A faculty member who teaches modern foreign languages or area studies;
- An experienced education administrator responsible for planning, conducting, or supervising programs in modern foreign languages or area studies at the elementary, secondary, or postsecondary levels;
- A graduate student or junior or senior in an institution of higher education, who is a prospective teacher in the areas of social sciences, humanities and foreign languages. The student should meet the provisions set by his or her local and state education agencies.
Project Duration and Phase
Dates: Jan. 2024 through May 2024
Phase: 20 Hours of Online Seminar (Canvas)
Dates: June 1-30, 2024
Phase: 28 days of training and traveling.
Dates: July 2024 through Dec. 2024
Phase: 25 Hours of Online Seminar and Course Development (Canvas)
Host University in Korea: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS)
HUFS is a leading global institution established in 1954. Since its founding, HUFS has pioneered the way forward for Korea, leading the country's economic growth and globalization. HUFS is recognized as one of the best universities in Asia for educating foreign languages and area studies. The mission of the university is to foster creative experts who can contribute to world peace and cultural exchanges on the international stage.
The awarded amount of the grant is $133,046 for 13 Fulbrighters. The federal grant will cover 93.54% of traveling costs in Korea. The grant does not allow the use of the funds for project-related expenses within the United States.
The Fulbright-Hays Short-Term Curriculum Development GPA grant covers the following expenses:
- International travel to Incheon (ICN), Korea from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
- Accommodation and food for the duration of the program.
- Program-related transportation in Korea
- Entrance fees to museums and performance shows.
- Educational training program materials during the program in Korea.
The grant does not cover:
- Program Administration fee: Approximately $715.
- Local travel (within the US) from the participants’ homes to DFW Airport
- Mandatory health insurance for international travel
- Passport and K-ETA (Temporary Exemption)
- Inoculations and other health-care expenses related to travel.
- Personal shopping and gifts
For More Information Contact
Dr. Jihyun Woo
Assistant Professor of Career Technical Education
Office Location: Agriculture (AG), Room 103