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Center for Global Engagement

CSU Visiting Scholars


Each year CSU hosts 5-10 visiting scholars from around the world in various disciplines and through many departments. Visiting scholars include: the annual Fort Visiting Scholar in European Studies, the Amos Scholar in Latin American Studies, and research and short-term scholars from a variety of fields and backgrounds.

Visiting scholars consist of research scholars, short-term scholars, or visiting professors (whether funded by CSU or by their home institution or government).

Previous scholars who have taught or completed research at CSU have come to us from Germany, Korea, Taiwan, England, Sweden and South America.


Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Eminent Scholar in Latin American Studies

Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Visiting Scholar in European Studies


NOTE: All exchange visitors or scholars are to be processed through the Center for Global Engagement.


Procedures for Inviting and Hosting a Visiting Scholar:

If you, or your department, are considering bringing a visiting scholar / exchange visitor to CSU for any length of time make sure to:

  • Contact Dr. Eric Spears, Executive Director, Center for Global Engagement at least 3 months prior to the scholar's expected arrival to discuss proper procedure

    Phone: 706-507-8545

  • Complete the Exchange Visitor Authorization Form
  • Obtain signatures from your Dept. Chair and Dean
  • Forward  to CGE

Dr. Spears and the CGE staff will assist your department in completing the required paperwork, as well as with the visa process.

The Center for Global Engagement will assist your department in bringing the visiting scholar to CSU by:

  • Contacting the visitor to obtain all information needed for their visa
  • Obtaining mandatory health insurance
  • Scheduling HR orientation upon arrival


Financial Support for Visiting Scholars

Please keep in mind that, with the exception of the Fort and Amos Visiting Scholars, departments hosting visiting scholars are responsible for providing financial support, office space, equipment, housing and other assistance.


CSU Visiting Scholar Apartments


We are very pleased to be able to offer quality accommodations

in the form of our new Visiting Scholar Apartments

to our international exchange visitors, as well as to other guests and speakers to our campus!

Located at 25 W. 10th St., these 1- and 2-bedroom apartments were made possible by funding provided by the M. M. Fort Foundation.
There is no charge for international exchange or visiting scholars to use these apartments. There is a charge for all other guests (see pricing below).


Apt. #1 - 2 bedroom

Master Bedroom  1 King bed w/bath
Guest Bedroom - 2 Twin beds w/bath
Kitchen -
Refrigerator / Microwave / Stove / Dishwasher / Stacked washer-dryer
Utensils / Dishes / Pots & pans

Dining area -
Table & 4 chairs

Living Area -
Couch w/Queen pull-out bed

Cable television / Wi-Fi
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Apt. #2 - 1 bedroom


Bedroom - 1 Queen bed w/bath

Refrigerator / Microwave / Stove / Dishwasher / Stacked washer-dryer
Utensils / Dishes / Pots & pans

Dining area -
Table & 6 chairs

Living Area -
Seating area

Cable television / Wi-Fi

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Reserving the apartment(s):

  • Check availability - contact Christine Murphey, Administrative Coordinator, CIE
    Tel.:  706.565.3082
    Email -

  • Complete the Booking Form
    email or deliver to:

    Christine Murphey
    Administrative Coordinator
    Center for Global Engagement
    International House

Booking Form