Coordinator of International Learning (COIL)

Coordinator of International Learning
Chair, Department of Communication
326 McEwen Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3410


International Brown Bag Lunch Schedule for Spring 2014 - note change of room to McEwen 214

Professor Ted Schwalbe - 2/3 - SUNY Global Turkish Fellowship for Faculty Exchange

COIL info

Ted Schwalbe
Ted Schwalbe, Coordinator of International Learning (COIL)

Role: The COIL’s role is to coordinate campus efforts to further internationalize the academic curriculum. This includes working with a variety of faculty, academic programs and departments, and campus administrators to encourage ways to increase faculty and student learning about global issues.

PDF list of Fredonia Fulbright faculty from 1981 to present

Fulbright Scholar Grants for Faculty and Professionals PowerPoint

Faculty/Staff International Travel Information Form


COIL News and Events


2013-2014 Brown Bag Luncheon Series

The next brown bag of the year will take place Monday, March 3, 2014 from 12-12:50 in McEwen 214. Dr. Jessica Akey will present on health care in Botswana that she studied last summer through a CIEE Faculty Development Seminar. See flyer

 AASCU Japan Studies Institute accepting applications

SUNY Fredonia will fund one faculty application for the AASCU Japan Studies Institute taking place in San Diego June 9-22. Applications due February 21. See announcement.

Fulbright Scholar competition for 2015-16 now open

Applications are now being accepted for the traditional Fulbright Scholar program. Deadline is August 1. visit for information. SUNY Fredonia has had tremendous success with this program and many faculty have been able to participate in this prestigious program.

SUNY Fredonia 2013-14 CIEE Faculty Development Seminar Competition Results

Helen Myers, Professor in Department of Theatre and Dance, and Ted Lee, Professor in Department of Biology were selected by the committee to be funded for their proposals.  

Announcement of Competition Winners

 SUNY Summer Travel Award to St. Petersburg, Russia

Faculty in Humanities or Social Sciences are welcome to apply to the 3-week program July 14-August 1. Application deadline is 2/4/14.

See Announcement

New No Cost Insurance Available for Faculty/Staff Traveling Internationally

SUNY Central came up with a new (no cost) insurance package for all faculty/staff for work-related international travel.  SUNY Central asked all campuses to appoint a contact person for the program that faculty/staff could contact before and during travel should the need arise. V.P. Horvath asked me to be that contact person.

In order to provide faculty/staff with this information, I need to know who is traveling. Since everyone has to fill out a regular travel authorization form that is signed by chair (regardless of who is funding travel), it seemed to make the most sense for department secretaries to let me know who is traveling internationally. That is why they were sent the simple additional form for international travel. This form is available on the right side of this web site.

 A two-page description of the new insurance program which also includes some information about supplemental health insurance plans is available from

Overseas Insurance Programs



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