Experiential Learning Program for Visiting Scholars

Part a concerted effort by Ohio State’s College of Education and Human Ecology to foster collaboration and increase college engagement at the global level, our Program hosts scholars from Zhejiang Normal University in Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province, China for two months to explore the topics of American culture, the English language, research methodologies, standards-based education systems, and US workplace context.

Many of the scholars will become teachers or instructors themselves, and previous scholars said that the full immersion in these cultural experiences intrigued them to the point of reimagining their teaching practices.

Our associates develop and implement student-centered, evidence-based curriculum for these scholars on how to develop assessments for workforce development and career education, the business of education, educational technology, and the Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process including a hands-on task analysis workshop.


Funded by Zhejiang Normal University


Project Contact Traci Lepicki

Ivan Stefano
Ivan Stefano
Director of Workplace and Professional English at ESL Programs at The Ohio State University
“Together with Dr. Ding, I co-design the program curriculum, which includes research methodology, American culture, and CETE sessions…My impression of the scholars has been very positive.  They are an enthusiastic group who is eager to learn and who is enjoying their experience here.”