Faculty Pedagogical Summer

The Faculty Pedagogical Summer is a short-term professional development program designed to enhance participants’ “teaching” skills. In a customized course, scholars are introduced to new approaches and participate in cross-cultural activities, classroom observations, development, and redesigning of courses for feedback. 

Mentees Must

• Hold a master’s or doctorate degree. PhD and posdoc students are welcomed.
• Be interested in new approaches and enhancing pedagogical skills in their teaching environment.
• Meet J-1 visa requirements, including English language proficiency and proof of financial support.


Expanded knowledge of pedagogical skills
• Exposure and application of emerging educational technology
• Redesigned courses with new/enhanced teaching methods
• Cross-cultural classroom management
• Cultural activities including excursions to Atlanta tourist attractions

Pedagogy Course

The Pedagogy Course is a collaboration with Georgia State University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Online Education (CETLOE). In addition to 16 hours of customized instruction, visiting international scholars will have access to learning environments and teaching equipment (CETLOE recording and learning studios, active learning classrooms, etc.). CETLOE will determine course content and participants’ focus based on a survey administered prior to the program. Offerings may range from active learning and assessing the impact of experiential learning to digital literacy and virtual reality. Learn more at http://cetl.gsu.edu

Program Coordination & Services

Georgia State University’s Office of International Initiatives will coordinate the Pedagogical Summer with the visiting scholar and/or the international institution’s relevant office. Services include, but are not limited to:

• Coordination of admission and visa application (English language proficiency interviews, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) application and fees, and invitation letters).
• Organizing the Pedagogy courses with CETLOE.
• Logistical support for airport transportation.
• Orientation and farewell events.
• Program evaluation and final program report to sponsoring institution.
• Access to university resources and services including PantherCard, Recreation Center, Library, The Center for International Resources & Collaborative Language Engagement (CIRCLE), and Writing Studio.
• Two weekend excursions.
• CityPASS (Ticket book) to explore Atlanta’s attractions including The Coca-Cola Museum, and the Georgia Aquarium.
• On-campus housing and flexible meal plan.
Please note: Airfare, visa fees and mandatory medical insurance ore not included.

Program Cost & Duration

This program is for four weeks and will be held July 4 – August 4, 2023. The cost per scholar is $4,300. For more information, please contact [email protected].

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