Global Scholars


Global Scholars Professional Development programs can be customized for your needs

Earn a certificate and advance your career goals at the University of Oregon.



Global Scholars Professional Development programs are designed to support global scholars’ academic sabbatical, leadership training, pedagogical improvement, cultural immersion or other customized experiences at the University of Oregon. We provide scholars with resources, connections, insights, translation and consulting services which are critical to the overall success of their experience while in the United States. Through a customized approach, scholars will participate in lectures, workshops, discussions, school trips, business visits and cultural activities. Training sessions can be arranged for various lengths of time throughout the year, on the University of Oregon campus, or through an online-and-campus hybrid model. When successfully completing a program, a scholar will receive a certificate of completion issued by the Global Studies Institute of the University of Oregon.

Explore Sample Programs

Visiting Scholar
Provide university lecturers and researches 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
A twelve-week program focused on developing bilingual pedagogical skills and research capabilities, improving English language skills, developing sociocultural knowledge and competence.

English Teacher Training
A twelve-week program providing first-hand knowledge and practical training of teaching and researching in English, primarily serving English professors and instructors.

Higher Education Administration
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
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.

Customized Research Project
A customized program supporting university professors and researchers to perform subject-related research, attend seminars or workshops, observe classes, visit departments or make outreach to the outside campus communities. Research areas can be decided based on the academic offerings by the University of Oregon.


Contact Us
For inquiries, please email the professional development coordinator: Kylie (aka Yihua) Post or call (+1) 541-346-5774.

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.