Hosting a Visiting Scholar

Millersville University hosts international visiting scholars from various countries. Scholars typically guest lecture, teach courses, participate in conferences, and collaborate on research, but may also come to the U.S. for purposes of observing, training, or lecturing. It would be impossible to quantify the benefits derived by our faculty, students, and broader community from the exceptional diversity of perspectives brought by international scholars. These individuals enrich our community’s intellectual and research endeavors, international connections, and global perspectives.

Academic departments are encouraged to take advantage of Millersville University’s designation as a U.S. Department of State approved Exchange Visitor Program to invite international scholars to Millersville University for a few weeks to a semester or longer. Departments should designate a faculty host to work with the Office of International Programs & Services (IPS) to assist the visiting scholar to prepare to come to the U.S. and once they arrive to campus. 

In order to provide the prospective exchange visitor with adequate time to obtain a J-1 visa as well as to successfully support them through their experience at MU, please review the details below.