We value the partnerships with academic departments in promoting study abroad opportunities. Students indicate that CHC students utilize faculty advisors, web resources, GEO advising, and friends and family as their primary resources during the study abroad planning process. Each person – faculty advisor, teaching professor, and the Global Education Office– plays a crucial role in ensuring that CHC students get abroad and have a successful experience.
At the same time, faculty and department advisors encourage students and carefully review curricular “fit” and academic requirements among other things. To support academic and departmental colleagues, GEO offers:
- Forms and resources on this website
- Classroom presentations
- Study abroad pre-departure orientations
- Major-specific advising information
- Exchange development advice
- Funds for faculty to visit targeted overseas programs
Thanks to all of our academic and departmental partners who facilitate our students’ overseas experiences.
International Teacher ID Card (ITIC)
ITIC is the only internationally-recognized form of proof of your status as a full-time teacher. It gives you access to thousands of discounts, including STA Travel airfare, accommodation, sightseeing, restaurants, and shopping (in-store and online) here in the U.S. and internationally.
Get Rewarded for Being a Teacher!
With an ITIC card you're part of the great ISIC global community with around 4.5 million users. You can take advantage of thousands of similar benefits, services and savings that the ISIC student card offers, at home and away. Don't forget to carry your card around with you!
Benefits of the International Teacher Identification Card
- NEW: MasterCard ® Prepaid Card
- Discounts with retailers like Macy's, Target.com and many more
- International recognition of your full-time teacher status
- 24-hour Help Line emergency service
- Discount and Specials at hotels and hostels around the world
- Basic sickness and accident travel insurance for International trips
- Discount on airface from STA Travel
- 10% at over 800 Macy's Stores in the U.S.
- Up to 50% Off parking rates at Park 'n Fly
- 10% off tires and 15% car repairs at Firestone
- 10% off at over 100 Uno Chicago Grill's in the U.S. and overseas
- See more discounts
Eligibility and Validity
In order to be eligible for an ITIC, you must be a teacher, professor or instructor engaged in full time employment at an accredited educational establishment for a minimum of 18 hours per week and for a minimum of one academic year. The ITIC card is valid 1 year from date of issue. ITIC cards are issued through the Global Education office at Chestnut Hill College. Once you purchase your ITIC you will receive an email requesting teacher status verification, plus instructions on how to upload a photo to be printed on the card. Be sure to respond to this email so we can send your card as quickly as possible.
Once you purchase your ITIC you will receive an email requesting teacher status verification, plus instructions on how to upload a photo to be printed on the card. Be sure to respond to this email so we can send your card as quickly as possible.
Faculty Program Development
Every program involving faculty working with students outside of the United States must be approved by the International education Committee. This includes independent study classes and not-for-credit courses. International Education Committee has developed a set of guidelines for developing proposals. These Guidelines apply to all CHC schools proposing overseas study programs. CHC faculty must initially submit their proposals to the Director of Global Education. The Global Education Office will work with CHC faculty to develop a complete proposal, which will then be submitted by us to IEC for approval. Proposals may be submitted at any time at least one year prior to proposed trip.