February 8, 2011


SUBJECT:    Call for Proposals - Global Seminars Summer 2012 - Faculty–Led Study Abroad Programs

We are pleased to announce the call for Summer 2012 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 Academic Senate faculty 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 the Programs Abroad Office.

Twenty two 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 eleven Global Seminars in ten cities (Amman, Athens, Berlin, Cadiz, Canberra, Edinburgh, Istanbul, Paris, Rome, and Shanghai) during Summer 2011, and the Programs Abroad Office hopes to offer even more seminars in Summer 2012. Detailed program information and an application may be found on the faculty page of the Programs Abroad Office website at:

To learn more about current Global Seminar offerings for 2011, visit the student web page at:

Together with Professor Sharon Rose, 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 2012. A selection committee will review proposals with an aim to offer students a range of destinations, disciplines, and costs. Proposals received by Friday, April 15, 2011 will be considered for the Summer 2012 program.

Two information sessions about these faculty-led Global Seminar programs will be held on Wednesday February 23 from 5:00-6:00 PM and Thursday, March 3 from 5:00-6:00 PM. Both information sessions will be held in the International Center Oceanids Pavilion. Speakers will include faculty who have previously taught Global Seminars and Jim Galvin, Director of Opportunities Abroad and Faculty-Led Programs.

Please contact Jim Galvin (x4-7857 or with any questions regarding Global Seminars and Lynn Anderson (x4-0685 or with international education or study abroad questions.

Barbara Sawrey
Associate Vice Chancellor -
Undergraduate Education