Faculty Mentoring Program (FMP)
As part of its efforts to internationalize the campus and establish its global presence, Georgia State University is collaborating with its partners to jointly enhance global competence of faculty and students. Since 2013, Georgia State has hosted scholars on a targeted professional development opportunity.
The FMP is a professional development program designed to engage international scholars in customized, field-specific, and cross-cultural activities. Visiting international scholars are paired with Georgia State faculty to engage in academic activities including: teaching in an U.S. classroom, class observations, syllabi development and enhancement, course evaluation, and language enhancement. Georgia State faculty may also engage scholars beyond the classroom. Participants take part in cross-cultural experiences such as sporting and cultural events, visits to historical sites, and possible travel within Georgia and across the United States. Additionally, scholars have the opportunity to increase their confidence in English language skills through a customized Conversation Partner Program and an Intensive English Instruction Program, when requested.
WHY FMP AT GEORGIA STATE?
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Scholars must be affiliated with an international institution, interested in learning about the American educational system, and must also be eligible for the J-1 visa.
- Attending and/or making presentations
- Developing new syllabi
- Improving language through exchange and Georgia State language resources
- Cultural immersion, recreation, and excursions
- Developing relationships
- Co-teaching part of a course or seminar