International Programs and Services

Faculty play an integral role in Lincoln University’s global engagement. The Office of International Programs works with professors, departments, and offices to assist students with advising on international opportunities, to coordinate faculty-led study abroad programs, and serve international students and visitors. Faculty also pursue global research and funding opportunities. 


Faculty play a key role in advising students on: 

  1. aligning study abroad with academic goals  
  2. research with global perspectives
  3. international careers  

Study Abroad Committee


The Study Abroad Committee serves as an advisory body for the Office of International Programs (OIP).  In conjunction with the OIP, the committee develops policies and procedures both to maintain the high academic standards of Lincoln University study abroad programs and to ensure effective collaboration with study abroad partners.  The Study Abroad Committee likewise collaborates with OIP to train Lincoln University faculty and evaluate subsequent proposals for the Faculty-Led International Travel for Education (FLITE) program.  The committee is also responsible for encouraging Lincoln University faculty to participate in Fulbright Scholar programs which involve teaching and/or research, and the sponsorship of visiting international scholars.

  FLITE: Faculty-Led International Travel for Education

Teaching a class in an international setting is an exciting way to enhance student learning. The Faculty-Led International Travel for Education (FLITE) program presents a structure for interested faculty to incorporate international travel into their academic instruction, by leading a group of LU students on a short-term (10 days – 4 weeks) experience.

Submit a FLITE proposal to the Study Abroad Committee        

FLITE Proposal (attachment - word doc)


  • November 1st  - Summer 
  • February 1st - Fall and Spring

Dr. Dafina Blacksher Diabate
Director - Office of International Programs


Lincoln University Named HBCU Institutional Leader by the Fulbright Program


Fulbright and other faculty and staff opportunities

Fulbright programs

Fulbright-Hays programs 


Contact: Dr. Michael Ayewoh

Chief Research & Sponsored Programs Officer


Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers approximately 470 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.


Contact Dr. Ayewoh to learn of other opportunities available for faculty through Fulbright. 

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

Contact: Dr. Emmanuel Babatunde

Chair and Professor, Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice


Through the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program, U.S. colleges and universities collaborate with scholars from other countries to assist in internationalizing U.S. campuses, curriculum and communities.

2019-2020 Scholar in Residence: Dr. Jonathan Gbolagade is a fungi researcher from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria

Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants

Contact: Dr. Abbes Maazaoui

Professor, Department of Languages & Literature


The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program is designed to develop Americans' knowledge of foreign cultures and languages by supporting teaching assistantships in over 30 languages at hundreds of U.S. institutions of higher education. The program offers educators from over 50 countries the opportunity to develop their professional skills and gain first-hand knowledge of the U.S., its culture and its people.

2020-2021 Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants





Anissa Bounouara




Norhan Magdy




Silvina Gijon





Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

Students interested in applying should contact one of the Fulbright Program Advisers listed below. 

Fulbright Program Advisors: 

Dr. Dafina Blacksher Diabate

Director, Office of International Programs



Dr. Michael Lynch

Director, Center for Undergraduate Research