The American Cultural and Professional Development Experience is a 10 week summer program that provides international faculty opportunities to experience American culture, to attend professional development workshops, to learn about American journal publishing practices, and to gain instruction in academic English.

As part of the American cultural experience, the program will provide evening and weekend excursions to Chicago’s museums, restaurants, and historical sites. Trips to other Illinois historical and geographical locations will also be offered.

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  • American Cultural and Professional Development Experience

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    As part of the American cultural experience, the program will provide evening and weekend excursions to Chicago’s museums, restaurants, and historical sites. Trips to other Illinois historical and geographical locations will also be offered.

    Participants will be able to meet and coordinate with Governors State faculty to discuss pedagogy and research practices. Participants will attend presentations on various intercultural topics such as global warming and globalization.

    As part of the academic English instruction, participants will be given instruction in speaking and listening, reading and writing, multimodal literacy, and optional courses in TOEFL test preparation.

    Participants can sign up for a free online orientation course provided 3 weeks prior to the beginning of the summer program. This course prepares students for the cultural and professional development experience as well as extends the language training beyond the classroom.


    Includes: Housing, 2 meals a day, local transportation, textbooks, all course instruction, evening and weekend trips, insurance.