International Visiting Scholars

The Office of International Programs welcomes international scholars for research visits to the College of Law through our International Visiting Scholar Program.

This flexible program provides researchers the opportunity to work with our renowned faculty, observe course lectures, use our state-of-the-art facilities, access our vast print and digital library collections and reference librarians, and share their expertise with our College of Law community. Visitors are incorporated into the academic life of the College, assigned a faculty adviser, and may participate in and attend public lectures and faculty workshops. Visitors will be provided a work-space in the College for their personal use.

Research Invitations:

Candidates seeking an invitation to visit must submit a Visiting Scholar Application along with the following supplemental material:

  • CV or resume;
  • A proposal describing the research purpose of your visit; and
  • a statement of the visitor’s English language proficiency (including TOEFL, IELTS or other test scores, as applicable).

Upon receipt of a Letter of Invitation from the College of Law, visitors will work with the Office of International Programs and Syracuse University’s Center for International Services to prepare documentation necessary for your J1 Scholar visa.

Contact Faculty Director of International Programs, Arlene Kanter, or Assistant Dean of International Programs, Andrew S. Horsfall, for the Visiting Scholar Application and with any questions you may have.

Cost of Visit:

It is anticipated that visitors will be charged a fee of $2,000 USD per semester to the College of Law. This fee may be pro-rated for shorter visits.

Visitors will be responsible for any costs associated with their visit such as visa applications, housing, secretarial support, computers or printers, telephones, parking, transportation, research funds, medical benefits or insurance, visa fees or other expenses. The Visiting Scholar may hire a student research assistant, paid for by the Visiting Scholar or as a volunteer.