The proposed work is a first phase in a longer project that will hopefully combine new course directions in comparative education and overseas teaching experiences for undergraduates. In this phase, I will begin scouting potential schools and sites for exchanges and teaching opportunities. In the coming academic year, I plan to teach in China, possibly at the undergraduate/graduate level in educational theory and methods, or at the middle or secondary level in the social studies or English conversation. In building relationships with various learning communities, I hope to lay the groundwork for future students to spend several weeks or months teaching in China. One area our university and accrediting bodies have pushed is a greater global perspective. Living and teaching abroad can accomplish this fantastically. The second phase of the project is actually living and teaching in China during 2010-2011 and making the contacts and relationships that will make future student exchanges possible. At this point I anticipate spending one semester at Beijing and one in Hong Kong, but I am also exploring options in Nanjing and Wuhan. Phase three is the preparation and teaching of a comparative education course within the university's honors program. Ideally we will begin with a global perspective, but I would like to see the course evolve into a sequence of courses that delved more deeply into regional educational issues, perhaps culminating in research or teaching overseas or policy work addressing issues of comparative importance. Exchange opportunities for students and faculty at cooperating institutions would be entirely aligned with moves towards greater global perspectives among our students and those who come to us from abroad.