Global Seminars

What is a Global Seminar?

Global Seminars are powerful, short-term learning abroad experiences offered in the Summer. Each Seminar focuses on a global trend or event that is topical to that city and is organized around a curriculum built on a framework of in-depth reading, thinking and discussion.

In these Seminars, students become part of a community of scholars engaged in intensive study of a particular topic while also living and partaking in special events together. Events may include site visits, conferences, festivals, guestlectures, and other academic experiential activities that give students the opportunity to actively engage with the topic within their city.

Our Global Seminars are an ideal study abroad opportunity for students worried about time and/or have financial constraints. Students will earn 6 credits in just a 4 weeks!


2018 Global Seminars

Wrongful Conviction: London  

This short-term, accelerated program is a unique opportunity to explore real cases of wrongful conviction with a pioneer in the field. Professor Justin Brooks, head of the California Innocence Project, has spent his career working to exonerate wrongfully convicted people. His high profile cases, including that of pro football player Brian Banks, have garnered media attention from TEDx, Time Magazine, LA Times, and others.


Myths and Realities of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: Accra  

This short-term, accelerated summer program disrupts old assumptions, dispel lingering myths, and explores the realities, dilemmas, and challenges that are part of this terrible history of slavery, including the socio-economic and political institutions that resulted from it.


Sounds of Resistance, Music and Politics in Ireland: Dublin  

This short-term, accelerated summer program explores freedom of expression; how music is and has been viewed, produced and consumed; and how religion, politics and history have shaped the music scene in Ireland.


Global Perspectives on Nursing and Comparative Healthcare: London  

This short-term, accelerated summer program compares the healthcare systems of the US and the UK and explores questions of universal healthcare, including issues of inequality in accessing it.