Faculty & Student Research Summit

CGS LogoAt Johnson University, we are proud to offer a 100% Online PhD program! We also recognize that pursuing an advanced degree is not an easy task, and we want to ensure that we are supporting our students in every way possible. For that reason we offer an annual retreat to our Center for Global Studies students as an opportunity to meet their faculty and fellow learners, network, ask questions, and relax!

Retreat includes:

  • Practical tips for Coursework, Candidacy, and Dissertation Phases
  • Writing and research tips and secrets for success
  • What to expect throughout your PhD Journey
  • How to transition from "Student" to "Scholar"
  • Opportunities to network with fellow learners face-to-face
  • Time to meet with faculty members to discuss process, research, and next steps

Take advantage of all of these things and more May 28-31, 2019 at the Orlando Marriott World Center in Orlando, FL. Located near our Florida Campus in Kissimmee, the host hotel boasts several amenities and features making it a perfect location to learn, fellowship, and relax.

Hotel Information

Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Marriott Village

8615 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821


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Airport Information

The following airports are within a short cab or Uber ride to the resort. A free shuttle service will also be provided by Johnson University on a schedule TBA.

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827

Sanford-Orlando International Airport (SFB)

1200 Red Cleveland Blvd, Sanford, FL 32773

Schedule of Events:

Tuesday, May 28

  • Faculty and students arrive at resort (All Day)
  • Welcome Reception (TBA)

Wednesday, May 29

  • Morning General Session
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Recreational Time

Thursday, May 30

  • Morning General Session
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Recreational Time

Friday, May 31

  • Check-out (11:00am)

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While we cannot meet every need, we will do our very best to address special requests (lodging, dietary, etc.).