If you or your department are interested in hosting a scholar, please contact the Global Programs Administrator, Megan Abbey at firstname.lastname@example.org. EWU sponsors Visiting Scholars in the following catagories:
All Visiting Scholars are required to come on a J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa processed through the EWU Office of Global Initiatives "OGI." The Global Programs Administrator will work directly with the department and prospective scholar to document the proposed program, determine eligibility of the scholar for the visa, and issue the Form DS 2019 that the scholar will take to their visa interview. If the visa is granted, OGI will be the primary support for the scholar. We assist with housing, airport pick up, access to EWU systems and facilities, and orientation to Spokane and Cheney. The scholar will be required to attend an immigration orientation and communicate with OGI regularly to maintain their visa status. OGI will also reach out to the host department throughout the program to support the visit as necessary.
Academic departments and designated faculty member(s) work in collaboration with OGI to provide a mutually enriching professional and cultural experience for the scholar, university and regional community. Departmental responsibilities are as follows:
In certain cases, the Academic Department may choose to coordinate all logistical support for the Visiting Scholar. Please notify OGI if interested in this option.