Visiting Faculty Program Elements and Costs

Bemidji State University will accommodate a NorthStar visiting scholar for one semester, 6 months or an entire calendar year and provide the following:

  • A fully furnished bedroom in an apartment or house, including most utilities and kitchen supplies
  • Office space, research facilities, Internet and campus intranet access
  • Semester-long seminars on the U.S. education system, culture, regional history and government
  • Semester-long on campus, within community, and local cultural, social and outdoor activities
  • Access to selected university courses, the library, Gillette Wellness Center and other campus facilities
  • A Bemidji State University faculty member as a mentor and facilitator
  • Sightseeing and field trips in Minnesota
  • Airport pick up
  • Free English Learning Center lessons that meets once a week in a semester when there is a total of 6 or more program participants

UPDATE: For winter semester, we recently adjusted the program start date to Mid February (after Lunar Chinese New Year), and the program end date to the end of May. Please contact Josefina Li for questions regarding program dates and duration.

The following costs are not included in the program fee:

  • Round-trip travel costs to Bemidji
  • Visa fees where applicable
  • Personal expenses and food
  • Health insurance (required; approximately $975/semester or $1,600/year)
  • Super fee (required; approximately $200/semester)
  • Additional English Language Center instruction classes for Credits