Community College Resources

6th Annual Community College Conference: "Internationalizing Your Community College Curriculum"

January 21st-January 22nd 2022 (virtual conference)

The University of Arizona’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), and Center for Educational Research in Culture, Language, and Literacy (CERCLL)invite you to join us for the 6th Annual Community College Conference, “Internationalizing Your Community College Curriculum,” January 21st-22nd, 2022 via Zoom! Community Colleges are doing important work educating a large percentage of post-secondary students to become part of a globalized world. As such, it is vital to internationalize the curricula of community college classes. Many instructors are already doing so. This is an opportunity to learn and to share with colleagues across community college departments and campuses how you internationalize your curriculum, and how you intend to move forward with internationalizing the curriculum in the near future. As one of the few conferences in the Southwest designed specifically for Community College faculty, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to teach and learn from each other. We have speakers from all over the country, and we look forward to discovering the great ways they incorporate learning about the world into their curriculums. We anticipate interesting conversations in the breakout rooms, and hope you will join us.

Cost: FREE


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We offer several programs and resources to aid community college instructors in incorporating topics about Latin America in their curriculum.

International Studies Partnership Program

Applications Open for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Fellowships

The University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Center for Latin American Studies are once again offering a paid fellowship: the International Studies Partnership Program.

The fellowship includes a $500 stipend per semester for up to two semesters to support selected faculty from Pima Community College, Cochise College, and the Maricopa Community College District to work collaboratively with colleagues at the University of Arizona main campus on projects aimed to internationalize undergraduate course curricula. We welcoming applications from a variety of fields, including humanities, social sciences, and sciences. 

You can add international content to a current course offering or develop a new course (with the permission of your deans/department chairs. We welcome applications from a variety of fields, including humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Apply Here! 

Application deadline: Friday, May 14th, 2022

Community College Curriculum Internationalization Conference

The Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies organize an annual Community College Educators Conference each January. The Conference is designed to provide community college educators with resources to promote international curriculum at the community college level.

Past conferences have been, “Borders, Migration and Refugees,” “Understanding Global Identity,” and “Globalizing the Community College Curriculum”

This year’s conference, "Internationalizing Your Community College Curriculum" will be held on January 21-22. 


Community College Educational Resources Database

The Curriculum Internationalization Resources for Community College Educators website provides a way for U.S. Department of Education-designated Title VI National Resource Centers to share information, curricular materials, and suggestions – many of which were created by community college faculty. The site is hosted by the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Indiana University Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center; however, it includes resources posted by many other National Resource Centers. See affiliated centers.