Global Visiting Scholars and Specialists Program (GVSS)

at Fairleigh Dickinson University

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G-MEO Global Visiting Scholars and Specialists Program (GVSS)

at Fairleigh Dickinson University

Global Maximum Educational Opportunities, Inc. (G-MEO) is proud to partner with Fairleigh Dickinson University to offer the Global Visiting Scholars and Specialists (GVSS) Program. The goal of the GVSS Program is to provide sabbatical opportunities for Chinese faculty and/or working professionals across academic disciplines, to enrich the FDU academic community, and to strengthen a better understanding of American life and its people. Provided on FDU’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, N.J., just 16 km from New York City which is easily accessible by mass transportation, the GVSS programs enable visitors to maximize the academic and professional impact of their international experience, fully enjoying the rich cultural opportunities of one of the world's foremost metropolitan centers while based on a safe suburban campus. Most participants will spend one or two academic semesters at FDU. With FDU’s approval, participants may apply to extend his/her stay in accordance with U.S. government rules and regulations. Visit FDU website

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Program Highlight

  • - One or two-semester professional development experience for Chinese academics and professionals
  • - Library resources and facilities to pursue independent research
  • - Supportive colleagues with whom to network and collaborate
  • - Opportunities to audit courses across the curriculum
  • - Intermediate and advanced level intensive English available
  • - Explore the diverse and dynamic New York City metropolitan area


Visiting Scholars should have a faculty appointment in a field taught by FDU at a recognized higher education institution (HEI). Participants should have at least a master’s degree (doctorate preferred) from a recognized higher education institution (HEI). Visiting Scholars with a senior-level faculty appointment will be designated “Senior Visiting Scholar.”

Visiting Specialists should have at least four years of professional experience in a field taught by FDU. Visiting Specialists may have a master’s degree (doctorate preferred) from a recognized higher education institution (HEI). Visiting Specialists with at least eight years of progressively responsible professional experience in a field taught by FDU will be designated “Senior Visiting Specialists.”

In order to audit or enroll in regular FDU courses at either undergraduate or graduate levels, Visiting Scholars and Specialists must demonstrate English proficiency equivalent to TOEFL 70, IELTS 6.0, iTEP 3.7, Duolingo 100, E3PT 65, GTEC 1150, PTE-A 53.


Program Half Year (Fall or Spring) Full Year (Fall & Spring)
Program Fee $8,000 $12,000

*Adult family members accompanying the scholar/specialist may participate in the bi-weekly seminars and special events free of charge. They also may enroll in FDU’s English for Professional Success (EPS) courses, for $3,000 per level.


  • - Visiting Scholars and Specialists will receive an official certificate indicating their participation in the program;
  • - Visiting Scholars and Specialists will receive support from GMEO for identifying housing, transportation, and schools for any accompanying children;
  • - Visiting Scholars and Specialists will be hosted by the Office of International Education at FDU and co-hosted, on a case-by-case basis, with an appropriate academic department;
  • - Visiting Scholars and Specialists will have access to FDU facilities, including libraries, computing, and recreational facilities, however, private office space will not be available;
  • - Visiting Scholars and Specialists will receive invitations to special events and receptions throughout their FDU visit, will be invited to give guest lectures and presentations and will be encouraged to engage in joint research projects with FDU colleagues;
  • - Visiting Scholars and Specialists will be invited to a bi-weekly seminar on campus (or remotely) that will cover US business, society, and culture for visitors;
  • - Visiting Scholars and Specialists have opportunities to audit FDU courses at undergraduate our post-graduate levels (subject to English proficiency on a space-available basis);
  • - Visiting Scholars and Specialists will have opportunities to audit FDU’s proprietary English for Professional Success (EPS) program (subject to a placement test and on a space-available basis;
  • - Visiting Scholars and Specialists will have opportunities to enroll in FDU courses for which they are qualified (based on English language proficiency) on a for-credit basis for an additional tuition charge (and fees, if applicable).

*All travel expenses, including the cost of visa or travel permit, personal expenses, including but not limited to housing, local transportation, and insurance, are the responsibility of the individual Global Visiting Scholars and Specialists.


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David Chang

Dr. David C. Chang was named the ninth President of New York Polytechnic University (now known as NYU Tandon School of Engineering) on July 1, 1994, and was appointed Chancellor in July 2005. In addition to being a full professor at his home institution, Dr. Chang also holds honorary professorships at five major universities in China.

Key Contacts

Contact G-MEO

  • NY Office Phone: 929-238-2840
  • Email:
  • Address: 5 West 37th Street, Suite 210
    New York, NY 10018
  • Chengdu American Center Phone+86 (028) 8550 2761
  • Address: No.17, Section 13, Ren Min South Road, Chengdu, China 610044
  • (Search on Baidu Maps, or search Chengdu American Center directly on Google Maps due to Google search restriction in China)


Fairleigh Dickinson University

The largest private university in New Jersey, FDU is a not-for-profit, nonsectarian, multicampus institution. Founded in 1942, FDU achieved four-year status in 1948 and approval as a university in 1956. The University offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including doctoral programs in pharmacy, nursing practice, clinical psychology, and school psychology; and an AACSB-accredited business school. Degree programs are offered on two New Jersey campuses and at two FDU locations outside the U.S.: Wroxton College, in Oxfordshire in England, and the Vancouver Campus, in British Columbia, Canada. FDU’s 12,000+ full- and part-time students pursue quality career-oriented programs on schedules tailored to their needs — days, evenings and weekends.

The curriculum reflects a mission of global education and a foundation of a nationally renowned Core.

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