Faculty Mentoring Summer

Faculty Mentoring Summer, a professional development program designed to engage scholars from around the world in customized, field-specific, and cross-cultural activities during the month of July or May through July. Visiting scholars are paired with Georgia State University faculty to engage in academic mentoring including: research, class observations, syllabi development, Syllabi enhancement, and course evaluation. Georgia State University 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. Additionally, scholars have the opportunity to enhance their English language proficiency through the Intensive English Program and individual/group tutoring sessions. The summer programs uniquely offer on-campus housing and meal plans.

Mentees Must

• Hold a master’s or doctorate degree. Postdoc and PhD students are welcomed.
• Be interested in learning about the U.S. educational system while collaborating on research and projects with Georgia State University faculty.
• Meet J-1 visa requirements, including English language proficiency and proof of financial support.


• Regular consultations with Georgia State University Faculty Mentor
• Curricula and syllabi development
• Classroom observations and co-teaching opportunities
• Learning about research methods
• Access to the University Library and Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Online Education (CETLOE)

Languages Enhancement 

The two month long Faculty Mentoring Summer Program includes an Intensive English Program course focusing on oral communication as well as weekly individual/group tutoring sessions. The one month long Faculty Mentoring Summer Program offers conversation partners. Program participants also have access to MANGO and the Center for International Resources and Collaborative Language Engagement (CIRCLE) making language-learning softwares available to the scholars.

Program Coordination & Services 

Georgia State University’s Office of International Initiatives will coordinate Faculty Mentoring with the visiting scholar and/or the international institution’s relevant office and Georgia State host departments. 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 fee, and invitation letters).
• Georgia State University Faculty Mentor pairing.
• Logistical support for airport transportation.
• Orientation and farewell events.
• Mentor-Mentee agreement to outline and track goals, roles, and responsibilities.
• Program evaluations and final program report to sponsoring institution.
• An intensive English Program or a conversation partner and weekly individual/group tutoring sessions.
• Access to university resources and services including PantherCard, Recreation Center; Library, CIRCLE, and CETLOE.
• 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, housing, and mandatory medical insurance are not included.

Program Cost Duration

Scholars have the option to participate in the program for one or two months.

Summer 1 Month

Dates: July 4 – Aug 4
Cost: $4,600

Summer 2 Month

Dates: May 24  – July 25
Cost: $6,400

For more information, please contact [email protected].

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