Faculty Resources

We provide a wide variety of services for faculty to make it easier for you to do research abroad, find international partners and travel overseas. As part of our mission to make Lehigh an international university, we support all academic activities with a global component.

We help develop and manage faculty-led study abroad programs.

Study Abroad can help you plan a program and get course approval, organize pre-departure orientations for your students, provide 24/7 support during the program, and arrange after-trip assessment. We have some seed money to start new programs and help established ones. 

We can also work with you to help your students and advisees fit study abroad into their academic plans.

We coordinate opportunities to travel and teach abroad.

The Office of International Affairs has helped Lehigh build strong partnerships with universities in China, Southeast Asia, Russia, France and Germany. We can help match your research interests with those of our institutional partner faculty and arrange short term visits with our partners.

The Iacocca Institute offers opportunities to teach over the summer in Bethlehem or overseas as part of their Global Village on the Move program, as well as ways to connect to sources abroad for personal and professional travel.

You don’t have to travel far to give your students an international experience. We frequently arrange and co-sponsor faculty-led trips to the United Nations, and can facilitate contacts for you at the UN.

We provide support services for international students and scholars.

English as a Second Language (ESL) offers programs and courses to help students improve their academic English and cultural competence, as well as tutoring throughout their Lehigh career.

International Students and Scholars offers immigration management and resources to help visitors feel more at home. In addition, they can help you invite a short-term visitor to campus.

We also have a dedicated staff person who can arrange the logistics for international research visitors on short- and long-term visits. We can help you find housing and schools for their families, facilitate immigration paperwork and help get university credentials like an ID and email address.

We offer funding for international research.

The Faculty Grants for International Connections can help you develop or enhance international connections with colleagues in academic or research institutions abroad, with the hope that a focus on areas of mutual interest will lead to expanded international collaborations.

We also offer grants for doctoral candidates and for undergraduates.

We help you make travel arrangements and manage logistics.

We make all travel arrangements for Lehigh delegations traveling abroad. For faculty members traveling on their own, we can inform you about visas, vaccines and other requirements. We also contract with International SOS (ISOS) to administer the university’s international travel portfolio by providing 24-hour international medical, security, and travel assistance.