Teaching Support

Go abroad or bring the world to your classroom. We are here to help.

There are various resources across campus and at the Ahlers Center for International Business that provide international teaching support depending on if you want to make an impact locally or in another part of the world.

  • Teaching Abroad. The Ahlers Center manages the USD School of Business graduate course offerings and coordinates the undergraduate courses with the International Center. Faculty proposals to teach abroad will be submitted via online form.  Faculty members must review the proposal guidelines and requirements prior to completing the application form.

    Preference will be given to full-time faculty. If you submit more than one proposal, please state your priorities for the course and location selection. The timetable for 2021 proposal submission and acceptance is:

    October 1, 2019:
    Proposals to teach abroad in Intersession, Second Year Experience Abroad (Intersession), and Summer 2020 are due.

    November 5, 2019:
    Faculty notified regarding status of their proposal.

  • On-campus, across the border or within the local multicultural community of San Diego. Funding sources at the University include: 
    • Enhanced Student-Faculty Interaction Fund through the Provost Office. This is a revolving application for funds up to $500 for expenses.
    • Impact Linda Vista Initiative through the Mulvaney Center and CAS. Funding of $650 to faculty and $650 to the local partner.
    • The Ahlers Center can help with logistics and will offer a faculty stipend of $2,000 for course integration and help fund any additional expenses not covered above.

"Teaching abroad has been the highlight of my career. Nothing brings academic theories to life like witnessing international business environments in cultures different from your own. Faculty immersion in business strategy and operations are invaluable for student learning."
Simon Croom, Professor of Supply Chain Management
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