The Florida State University is home to 250 international faculty, staff and international visiting scholars. Support for immigration as well as social opportunities for international faculty, scholars and their families is available.
The International Center (IC) can guide The Florida State University departments through the multi-dimensional process of hiring foreign nationals for temporary appointments. Working in cooperation with University Personnel Services and the Dean of the Faculties Office the IC provides immigration assistance associated with employment of international faculty and staff in H-1B visa and Permanent Residency applications.
» Employing International Faculty
The Florida State University hosts a small number of well-qualified international Fulbright scholars and graduate student researchers each year at a variety of academic departments on campus. Fulbright offers a wide range of grant opportunities, primarily administered by The Council for International Exchange of Scholars and The Institute of International Education. Incoming international Fulbright scholars can engage in semester-long research projects or lectures in a seminar course. "Occasional Lecturers" can be invited to give a one-time presentation to a class or as part of a conference. For more information on hosting an international Fulbright scholar, contact the Campus Coordinator for Non-U.S. Fulbright Scholars and Students at The Florida State University's International Center.
The Florida State University hosts a variety of academic visitors from around the world, such as student interns, student graduate researchers, post-doctoral researchers, visiting faculty on sabbatical from their home institution, visiting teaching and research faculty, and academic fellowship recipients. Information is available on how to invite international academic visitors through the J-1 visa program.
» Inviting International Faculty
The Florida State University is a host institution for the Junior Faculty Development Program, inviting visiting faculty from a variety of countries in Southeastern Europe and Eurasia, and from a variety of disciplines. Participating Departments at The Florida State University have included: Art, Communication, Economics, International Affairs, Public Administration and Policy, and Textiles and Consumer Sciences.
The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) provides immigration and support services to international scholars and faculty. The GEC administers the university's
J-1 Exchange Visitor Program and also provides assistance for H-1B visa and Permanent Residency applications. Additionally, the CGE offers a wide range of programs and activities that help our international visitors adjust to Florida State and to the U.S.
» Services for International Faculty