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 10-15) 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 which fulfills a CU degree or major requirement
- are sponsored and supported by CU Boulder
To get a better idea of the breadth of existing offerings, look at the Global Seminars currently offered by CU Boulder.
If you are interested in proposing a Global Seminar, please follow these steps:
Set up a meeting with the Education Abroad office:
You must set up your meeting prior to beginning 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 of Good Practice for Education Abroad from the Forum on Education Abroad
The Forum on Education Abroad is recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission as the Standards Development Organization (SDO) for the field of education abroad. These industry standards cover Mission & Goals, Student Learning and Development, Academic Framework, Student Selection, Preparation & Advising, Student Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Measures, Policies & Procedures, Organizational &Program Resources, Health, Security, & Risk Management, and Ethics.
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 education abroad courses.
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: “Faz on the Mountain” by Adrienne Bortree — Conservation Biology & Practice in Brazil's Atlantic Forest Global Seminar — Faculty Director: Timothy Kittel