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Exchange Visiting Scholar Program

Visiting Scholars partner with the Center of International Education faculty to further their shared research interests.

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The Center for International Education welcomes Visiting Scholars from universities around the world who can contribute to CIE’s mission and goals.

To apply to be a visiting scholar, please review the Visiting Scholar Procedures. For additional information about the Visiting Scholars Program, please email us at

Visiting Scholars partner with CIE affiliate faculty to further their shared research interests. Visiting Scholars have come to Mason from all over the world. We have hosted researchers and scholars from Australia, Azerbaijan, Canada, China, Germany, Korea, Kuwait, Republic of Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and the Ukraine. Topics of research include: cross-cultural interpretation of the English translations, international university ranking and its impact on Arab universities, the evolution of English language hegemony, and analysis of American kindergarten educational process for comparison with Korean institutions. In addition to completing independent and collaborative research, Visiting Scholars are expected to offer at least one seminar regarding their research and expertise during their time at Mason.

List of Scholars in recent years





  • Wang Shuang –China, faculty sponsor, Dr. Rebecca Fox
  • Hoch Jang – Korea, faculty sponsor, Dr. Min Park
  • Jianghua Luo – China, faculty sponsor, Dr. Nada Dabbagh
  • Sawsan Zarah – Saudia Arabia, faculty sponsor, Dr. Ilham Nasser