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Zuheir Sofia Endowed International Faculty Seminar

Eligibility and Selection Process



Applications will be made available to faculty in the fall prior to the program. Examples of successful applications from past seminars are available here on the application webpage. The number of spots available will vary from year to year and will be announced at the time that applications are made available.

 To be eligible for the Seminar, the following requirements must be met:

  • Full-time faculty member employed by WKU;
  • Department and College endorsement (to be indicated on application form);
  • Cost-share from university or grant-based sources;
  • Capable of meeting the potential physical demands of the Seminar--which may vary depending on location. For more information on the expected physical demands, contact the Coordinator of OIP ( or the designated Faculty Leader.
 **No children/dependents will be permitted to accompany ZSEIFS participants.


 Applications will be evaluated by OIP, an International Education Advisory Council Representative, and multiple ZSEIFS alumni, based on this scoring rubric.


NOTE: Although we will preference faculty members who have had fewer (or no) international professional development opportunities, faculty with international experience are eligible for participation in the Zuheir Sofia Endowed International Faculty Seminar. However, faculty who have experience in the target country/region are not likely to be considered eligible.

For details regarding deadlines and announcements, see Timeline.

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 Last Modified 9/18/17