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Center for Global Engagement

CSU Visiting Scholars

Each year CSU hosts 5–10 visiting scholars from around the world in various disciplines and through many departments. Visiting scholars include: the annual Fort Visiting Scholar in European Studies, the Amos Scholar in Latin American Studies, and research and short-term scholars from a variety of fields and backgrounds.

Visiting scholars consist of research scholars, short-term scholars, or visiting professors (whether funded by CSU or by their home institution or government).

Previous scholars who have taught or completed research at CSU have come to us from Germany, Korea, Taiwan, England, Sweden and South America.

Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Eminent Scholar in Latin American Studies

Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Visiting Scholar in European Studies

Note: All exchange visitors or scholars are to be processed through the Center for Global Engagement.

Procedures for Inviting and Hosting a Visiting Scholar:

If you, or your department, is considering bringing a visiting scholar / exchange visitor to CSU for any length of time make sure to:

Dr. Spears and the CGE staff will assist your department in completing the required paperwork, as well as with the visa process.

The Center for Global Engagement will assist your department in bringing the visiting scholar to CSU by:

  • Contacting the visitor to obtain all information needed for their visa
  • Obtaining mandatory health insurance
  • Scheduling HR orientation upon arrival

Financial Support for Visiting Scholars

Please keep in mind that, with the exception of the Fort and Amos Visiting Scholars, departments hosting visiting scholars are responsible for providing financial support, office space, equipment, housing and other assistance.

CSU Visiting Scholar Apartments

a room with several couches and a kitchen in the background

We are very pleased to be able to offer quality accommodations in the form of our Visiting Scholar Apartments to our international exchange visitors, as well as to other guests and speakers to our campus!

Located at 25 W. 10th St., these 1- and 2-bedroom apartments were made possible by funding provided by the M. M. Fort Foundation. There is no charge for international exchange or visiting scholars to use these apartments. There is a charge for all other guests (see pricing below).

Reserving the apartment(s):

To check availability and to receive a booking form, please contact::

Christine Shaw
Center for Global Engagement
Phone: 706-507-8544

You will be sent a Booking Form to complete


Length of Stay 1-Bedroom Apt 2-Bedroom Apt
1 night $75 $100
2 nights $125 $150
3 nights $150 $175
4-6 nights $250 $350
1-2 weeks (7-14 nights) $350 $500
1 month $500 $700

Apt. #1 - 2 bedroom / 2 bath


Master Bedroom
1 King bed w/bath

Guest Bedroom
2 Twin beds w/bath

Refrigerator / Microwave / Stove / Dishwasher / Stacked washer-dryer
Utensils / Dishes / Pots & pans

Dining area
Table & 4 chairs

Living Area
Couch w/Queen pull-out bed
Cable television / Wi-Fi


a living room with two couches and shelves
a large bed with tan sheets
a bedroom with two small beds

Apt. #2 - 1 bedroom / 1 bath


1 Queen bed w/bath

Refrigerator / Microwave / Stove / Dishwasher / Stacked washer-dryer
Utensils / Dishes / Pots & pans

Dining area
Table & 6 chairs

Living Area
Seating area
Cable television / Wi-Fi

an apartment room with a couch and kitchen
a living room scene with a couch and a large window in the background
a bedroom with a large bed with white sheets

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