Faculty-Led Global Seminars
Global Seminars offer a unique opportunity for a faculty member to lead a group of university students abroad. Generally, Global Seminars meet the following criteria:
- are taught outside of the United States
- last approximately 12 days to several weeks
- are offered in the summer or between the fall and spring semesters
- are taught and directed by a CU-Boulder faculty member
- involve a group of students (typically 15) going to the same location for the same time period
- offer a CU-Boulder course (or courses) or are part of a CU-Boulder course for which students may receive CU-Boulder credit
- are sponsored and supported by CU-Boulder
Current Global Seminar Offerings
To get a better idea of the breadth of existing offerings, look at the Global Seminars currently offered by CU-Boulder.
Proposing a Global Seminar:
If you are interested in proposing a Global Seminar, please follow these steps:
Set up a meeting with Study Abroad Programs (SAP):
You must set up your meeting prior to completing your program proposal. To request a meeting time, email Sylvie Burnet-Jones, Director of Global Seminars in the Office of International Education
Download the proposal form:
Global Seminar Proposal Form (.doc)
Standards for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs from the Forum on Education Abroad
These are industry standards recognized by the Federal Trade Commission; they cover the following areas: Mission, Objectives, and Purpose, Student Learning and Development, Academic Framework, Extra-Academic Framework, Preparation for the Learning Environment Abroad, Student Selection and Code of Conduct, Organizational and Program Resources, Health, Safety, and Security, Ethics and Integrity.
Opening Doors: Alternative Pedagogies for Short-Term Programs Abroad
by Peter Hovde — NAFSA's Guide to Short-Term Programs Abroad, Sarah E. Spencer and Kathy Tuma, Editors. You can skip to page 7 of the PDF document which is a discussion of various pedagogical approaches to short-term study abroad courses.
Reflections on Field Experience
by Ron Lee — NAFSA's Guide to Short-Term Programs Abroad, Sarah E. Spencer and Kathy Tuma, Editors. You can skip to page 7 of the PDF document where a long-time faculty director shares his perspective.
Education Abroad Faculty Toolkit
This toolkit has been developed to be used primarily by faculty to aid in the development and implementation of embedded programs (i.e. international components to a course taught on campus) but it also includes helpful information for faculty developing a global seminar where the whole course is taught abroad.
Travel and Safety Information
This page will help you learn more about travel and safety conditions abroad.
Photo Credits: “Students Gathered Around Artwork” by Cindy Merlin - Paris, France - Summer 2007 - Art in France Global Seminar - Faculty Director: Frances Charteris