The Office of International Affairs helps faculty and staff engage internationally and supports global teaching, research and service activity.
The following is a sampling of some of the support we can provide.
Register Travel with ISOS
International SOS manages and administers Lehigh University's international travel portfolio by providing 24-hour international medical, security, and travel assistance. International SOS is the world's largest medical and security assistance company, with more than 6,500 professionals in 24-hour Assistance Centers, international clinics, and remote-site medical facilities across five continents. International SOS is the leader in their field, ready to help you with all of your medical and security needs.
International SOS coverage and benefits apply to faculty, staff, students and volunteers who are either participating in university-sponsored programs outside of the United States or traveling on university-sponsored business outside of the United States. These people are covered for the official duration of the program or business activity 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Invite a Visiting Scholar
The Office of International Students and Scholars provides guidance on immigration issues related to inviting a visiting scholar to Lehigh and hiring a foreign national. Learn more...
We also have a dedicated staff person in Global Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives 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. Contact Jen Topp at firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 758-2875 for more information.
Lead an International Experience for Students
The Study Abroad Office helps develop and manage faculty-led study abroad programs. We 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. To learn more, contact Katie Radande, Director, Study Abroad, at email@example.com or (610) 758-4735.
In addition, the Iacocca International Internship Program invites faculty and staff to submit proposals for group programs. Learn more…
Get Funding for Your Work
The Global Teaching and Learning Fellows (GTLF) initiative supports faculty with internationalizing new and existing courses. This initiative is a partnership between OIA and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.
We also offer grants for doctoral candidates.
The Office of Fellowship Advising coordinates faculty and staff applications for Fulbright scholarships. The Fulbright Program offers university faculty year- or semester-long grants to research and teach overseas, as well as short-term consulting grants. This process begins with a one-on-one consultation to match faculty interests and skills with open scholarships. We also offer application review by a team of faculty who have received Fulbright scholarships themselves.