February 12, 2019


SUBJECT:       Call for Proposals - Global Seminars Summer 2020 - Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

We are pleased to announce the call for Summer 2020 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, members of the UC San Diego Academic Senate, including ladder rank faculty, LSOE, LPSOE as well as Continuing Unit 18 Lecturers with eighteen 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 eighteen Global Seminars in sixteen cities during Summer 2019 (Athens, Berlin, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, Kyoto, Madrid, London, Paris, Reykjavik, Rome, St. Andrews, Sydney, and Tokyo). Study Abroad UC San Diego hopes to offer another compelling selection of seminars in Summer 2020. Detailed program information and an application may be found in the "Teach a Global Seminar" section at 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, Associate Professor Ivano Caponigro, Faculty Associate Director of Study Abroad, and Dr. Kirk Simmons, Dean of Global Education, we invite you to submit a proposal to lead a Global Seminar in Summer 2020.

A committee will review proposals with an aim to offer students a range of destinations, disciplines, and costs. Proposals received by April 15, 2019 will be considered for the Summer 2020 program.

Information sessions about these faculty-led Global Seminar programs will be held on Wednesday February 20th at 4:00-5:00 p.m. and Tuesday February 26th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Study Abroad, UC San Diego's office, which is located in Building 409, suite 120 (inquire at 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 Global Education for further information:

. Jim Galvin (x4-7857 or - Global Seminar questions . Kirk Simmons (x4-0685 or - Global Education questions . Kelly O'Sullivan Sommer (x2-6726 or - Study Abroad questions

Elizabeth H. Simmons
Executive Vice Chancellor

John Moore
Dean of Undergraduate Education