February 2, 2018


SUBJECT:    Call for Proposals - Global Seminars Summer 2019 - Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

We are pleased to announce the call for Summer 2019 Global Seminars. The Academic Senate approved the Global Seminar program as a permanent study abroad offering for UC San Diego during fall 2009. The Global Seminar program offers the opportunity to teach two four-unit courses in an international location during a five-week summer session, with the benefit of full logistical support through Study Abroad, UC San Diego. According to Academic Senate policy, voting members of the UC San Diego Academic Senate, including ladder rank faculty, LSOE, LPSOE as well as Continuing Unit 18 Lecturers with at least 18 quarters of teaching experience at UC San Diego, are eligible to teach Global Seminars.

Over one hundred seminars have been taught abroad by UC San Diego faculty since the Global Seminars program began in Summer 2008. Planning is well underway for up to seventeen Global Seminars in fourteen cities (Athens, Bangkok, Cape Town, Edinburgh, Geneva, Granada, Jerusalem, London, Mexico City, Paris, Prague, Rome, Sydney, and Weimar during Summer 2018, and Study Abroad UC San Diego hopes to offer another compelling selection of seminars in Summer 2019. Detailed program information and an application may be found on the faculty page of the Study Abroad UC San Diego website:

Click on the PDF links in the body of the web site to access the RFP and other documents.

To learn more about current Global Seminar offerings for this summer, visit the student web page at:

Together with Professor John Haviland, Faculty Director of Study Abroad UC San Diego, and Dr. Kirk Simmons, Dean of the International Center, we invite you to submit a proposal to lead a Global Seminar in Summer 2019.

A committee will review proposals with an aim to offer students a range of destinations, disciplines, and costs. Proposals received by April 15, 2018 will be considered for the Summer 2019 program.

Information sessions about these faculty-led Global Seminar programs will be held on Tuesday February 20th at 4:00-5:00 and Monday February 26th from 4:00-5:00 in Study Abroad, UC San Diego’s office, which is located in Building 409, suite 120. Please come to the front desk. The meetings will be held in the conference room, which is located next to the front desk. Building 409 is a one story wooden building located on Matthews Quad, just south of the Price Center. Speakers will include faculty who have previously taught Global Seminars and Jim Galvin, Director of Program Development.

Please contact Jim Galvin (x4-7857 or with any questions regarding Global Seminars, Kirk Simmons (x4-0685 or with international education questions or Kelly O'Sullivan Sommer (x2-6726 or with study abroad questions.

Elizabeth H. Simmons
Executive Vice Chancellor

John Moore
Dean of Undergraduate Education