February 25, 2009


SUBJECT:    Call for Proposals - Global Seminars Summer 2010 -
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

We are delighted to announce the call for Summer 2010 Global Seminars. Pending continued Academic Senate approval of this specialized, pilot international education program, faculty teach two four-unit courses in international locations during a five-week summer session, with the benefit of full logistical support through programs abroad offices.

Since the Academic Senate’s approval of the pilot Global Seminars program in Summer 2008, eight seminars have been taught abroad by UC San Diego faculty. Planning is well underway for up to ten Global Seminars in seven countries and eight different cities (Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Sorrento, Cadiz, Istanbul, Berlin, and San Miguel de Allende) during Summer 2009, and the Programs Abroad Office hope to offer even more seminars during Summer 2010. Detailed program information and an application may be found on the Programs Abroad Office website,

Together with Professor David Mares, Faculty Director of Programs Abroad, and Lynn Anderson, Dean of International Education, we invite you to submit a proposal to lead a Global Seminar in Summer 2010. A selection committee will review proposals with an aim to offer students a range of destinations, disciplines, and costs. Proposals received by Monday, May 4, 2009 will be considered for the Summer 2010 program.

To learn more about these faculty-led programs abroad we invite you to a Global Seminar information session with Jim Galvin, Director of Opportunities Abroad and Faculty-Led Programs, and faculty who have taught a Global Seminar. Information sessions will be held on Monday, March 2, 4:00-5:00 p.m., and Thursday, April 9, 5:00-6:00 p.m., in the International Center Pavilion.

Feel free to contact Jim Galvin (x4-7857 or with any questions you may have about Global Seminars and Lynn Anderson (x4-0685 or with any international education or study abroad questions.

Paul W. Drake
Senior Vice Chancellor

Barbara Sawrey
Associate Vice Chancellor -
Undergraduate Education