Frequently asked questions about NAFSA’s Global Dialogue Fellowship Program.

What is the application deadline?

The application and all supporting materials must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

What is the timeline of the 2020 program?

Applications are due June 10, 2020. Notifications to applicants as to the status of their application will go out in late August 2020. Finalists will start the fellowship as Global Dialogue Fellows on October 1, 2020. They will participate in scheduled teleconference calls and online discussions starting in October 2020 and throughout the two-year term. The Global Dialogue Fellows will attend the NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida in May 29-June 6, 2021 and the NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado in May 28-June 5, 2022. The fellowship will end in August 2022.

What are the benefits of attending the NAFSA Annual Conference?
How will Global Dialogue Fellows be selected?

A group of senior international educators from U.S. higher education institutions will serve as the selection committee. They will review all applications and supporting documents to ascertain the dedication of the individual to international education and the potential of the individual to help build internationalization capacity in the home institution.

Who will my mentor (Global Dialogue Partner) be?

NAFSA will recruit senior international educators from universities and colleges in the United States who are willing to share their knowledge and experience to support a Global Dialogue Fellow and will match each Global Dialogue Fellow to a Global Dialogue Partner.

Will I receive a stipend or health insurance during the time that I'm in the United States?

You will receive an allowance for meals for the duration of each of the two NAFSA Annual Conferences you will be attending. You will also receive travel insurance.

Will I receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of program?

Yes. NAFSA will provide individuals who complete the program and submit their final report with a certificate of participation.

Is internet connectivity a requirement?

Yes. The primary method of communication will be email; therefore, all Global Dialogue Fellows must have regular and reliable Internet access.

If I'm not selected this year, may I reapply?

Yes, depending on the list of eligible countries. Information will be available soon.

How can I become a Global Dialogue Partner?