February 25, 2016


SUBJECT:    Call for Proposals - Global Seminars Summer 2017 - Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

We are pleased to announce the call for Summer 2017 Global Seminars.

The UC San Diego 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.

Over fifty 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 fifteen Global Seminars in twelve cities (Amman, Athens, Berlin, Edinburgh, Granada, London, Paris, Parma, Quito, Rome, Seoul, and Tokyo) during Summer 2016, and Study Abroad UC San Diego hopes to offer another compelling selection of seminars in Summer 2017. 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 Scott Baden, 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 2017.

A committee will review proposals with an aim to offer students a range of destinations, disciplines, and costs. Proposals received by Friday, April 15, 2016 will be considered for the Summer 2017 program.

Two information sessions about these faculty-led Global Seminar programs will be held. One will be held on Monday, February 29, 2016 from 4:00-5:00 PM in the International Center Oceanids Pavilion and the other is on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 4:00-5:00 PM 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, Kirk Simmons (x4-0685 or with international education questions or Kelly O'Sullivan Sommer (x2-6726 or with study abroad questions.

Barbara Sawrey
Associate Vice Chancellor for
Academic Affairs and
Dean of Undergraduate Education