Global Scholars

Global STEM
Global Scholars Professional Development Program

We support global scholars’ academic sabbatical, leadership training, pedagogical improvement, cultural immersion or other experiences at the University of Oregon. Earn a certificate by completing customizable programs designed to advance your career goals.


Who Can Participate?

Leaders, administrators, professors, and researchers from non-US academic institutions who are interested in professional development opportunities in the US at the University of Oregon.

Higher Education or K-12

J-1 Visiting Scholars and B-1 Business Visa holders

What is the Format?

In-person trainings on the UO campus

Online/UO campus hybrid trainings

Hybrid trainings and virtual sessions

Varying lengths: 1 hour, 2 weeks, 3 months, 1 year, etc.

What Types of Activities Are Offered?

Professional Development opportunities are customizable to match your goals

Common activities include:
Lectures, workshops, discussions, school trips, business visits, cultural activities


How it Works

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Global STEM Education Programs

One-hour to two-week, customized programs for STEM educators to improve teaching and learning. Programs may include topics such as designing authentic assessments, practical skills for students, virtual education, mentorship, and more. Programs are led by Program Director and Senior Instructor at the UO, Elly Vandegrift.

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Explore Sample Programs

ISSS Staff

International Student Services Management 中文
A two-week program focused on introducing best practices on how American universities attract, retain and serve international students and the services provided to support their academic, social, cultural and emotional success.


J-1 Visiting Scholar Bridge Program 中文
Provide foreign university lecturers and researchers support during their academic sabbatical at the University of Oregon; A quality frame-work to ensure successful scholarship, skill development, and cultural immersion.

Higher Education Bilingual Instruction 中文
A twelve-week program focused on developing bilingual pedagogical skills and research capabilities, improving English language skills, developing sociocultural knowledge and competence.

Higher Education Administration 中文
A two-week program designed to develop transformational, visionary leaders in higher education with the knowledge, skills, perspectives, and strategies necessary to lead effectively in the globalized world. Trainings can be combined with other U.S. campus visits.

K-12 Leadership 中文
A one-week program giving school principals first-hand knowledge of how U.S. K-12 schools operate across a wide range of administrative functions. In addition to lectures from university faculty, participants visit live instructional settings in schools and classrooms to observe master teachers and principals.


Let's Plan Your Program

For a customized experience, please contact us at least two months in advance. If a visiting scholar visa (J1) is required for a program, a minimum of three months is suggested for adequate time of visa processing. 

Kylie Post

Kylie (Yihua) Post

Professional Development Coordinator

(+1) 541-346-5774

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Elly Vandegrift

Global STEM Program Director & Senior Instructor