Hosting a Visiting Scholar
Information for Dickinson Departments
If you are interested in hosting a visiting international scholar, our center can provide support in a number of ways. Beyond general advice, your department may request visa support and funding for the scholar's transportation, accommodation, and living expenses. Requests for funding are considered on a case-by-case basis, with priority given to scholar programs that are related to the Center's programs abroad or have an interdisciplinary focus.
Some scholar programs are best handled as a J-1 Exchange Visitor program. Dickinson College may sponsor J-1 visas for scholars using a Professor category or Short-Term Scholar category. Scholars who are invited to Dickinson for less than two weeks will generally use a B-1/B-2 tourist visa which does not require College sponsorship. For planning and legal purposes, please notify International Student and Scholar services prior to sending a formal invitation or offer letter to an international scholar. Our staff will help you ensure that the scholar is eligible to conduct the proposed activities and is eligible to receive any proposed compensation or expense reimbursement.
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