It is with great pleasure that Eastern Washington University’s School of Global Learning is able welcome international scholars through special exchange programs, as well as general programs for instructional faculty, researchers and postdoctoral fellows.
EWU sponsors Visiting Scholars in the following exchange visitor catagories: Short-term Scholar category (maximum 6 months), Research Scholar category (3 weeks to 5 years), and Professor category (3 weeks to 5 years). A minimum bachelor's degree is required for all categories.
If you or your department are interested in hosting a scholar, please familiarize yourself with EWU's Visiting Scholar Program and complete the Department Visiting Scholar Application. The application requires department and exchange visitor information. It is helpful to have all of the following information for the scholar readily avalable prior to beginning the application.
The application will also require the scholar's current curriculum vitae or résumé and research, teaching or activity plan. The department may choose to include the department letter of invitation (signed by the Dean of the College or Department Chair) with the initial request, or provide the letter after the School of Global Learning has granted conditional acceptance to the scholar.
All Visiting Scholars are required to come on a J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa, with the assistance of the EWU's School of Global Learning (SGL). The Visiting Scholar Advisor 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, SGL 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 SGL regularly to maintain their visa status. SGL 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 SGL 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 Tiffany Picotte at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in this option.