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.

Learn more and register your travel with ISOS

International Travel Insurance Program Summary of Benefits (pdf)

Support for Teaching Multilingual Learners

The International Center for Academic and Professional English (ICAPE) is not just a support service for Lehigh students. We also support faculty in helping them meet the needs of students in their classes. Learn more...

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...

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 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.

Note on Export Control

Export controls are federal regulations that limit the export of physical items, technology, data and information out of the U.S. for national security or economic reasons. Export control laws may apply when individuals travel outside the United States, depending on their destination, what they bring with them, and what they plan to do while abroad. Lehigh faculty, staff and students are responsible for engaging the Export Control Office as required when traveling on university business. Please review Research Integrity’s export control policies and guidance, particularly the information for faculty and the information for international travelers, to ensure that you comply with all relevant export control laws and university policies.