Global Seminars with CU Faculty

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Global seminars are study abroad credit courses led by CU faculty and taught at an international site. These courses have been approved by the individual department, the college where the course resides, and the CU-Boulder Study Abroad Committee. Visit the Study Abroad Program's Office of International Education website for a list of current global seminars.

Global Seminar Application Process

Step 1- Attend an information session on the specific Global Seminar that you are interested in. Review the Study Abroad calendar to learn when these interest meetings are held.


Contact the faculty director for the Global Seminar to set up an appointment to learn more about the program and/or review the information online. Brochures are available online for current global seminars.

Step 2- Open an application through the Study Abroad office located at the Center for Community, room 355. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Program deadlines vary from Feb. 1 to March 1, so apply early!

Step 3- You will receive notification by email from the Study Abroad office that you have opened an application to participate in a Global Seminar.

Step 4- Complete your application online at using your CU Identikey and password.

Step 5- The Study Abroad office will review your application and contact you for an interview.

Sample Seminars

Global Seminars that have been taught in the past by engineering faculty - and may or may not be taught in the current year - include:

Culture Wars in Rome, Italy - Maymester - HUEN 3700
Taught by Professor Wayne Ambler of the Herbst Humanities Program. This course draws on evidence from Roman literature, politics, art, and architecture to investigate the cultural contrasts among three different Romes: ancient pagan, aristocratic Rome; medieval Christian, theocratic Rome; and modern secular, democratic Rome. Contact:
Self Awareness and Images of the Other, in Xi'an, China -HUEN 3750
Taught by Professor Anja Lange of the Herbst Humanities Program at Xi'an Jiao Tung University in China. Chinese and American concepts of self and society, of individual, collective, and national identities will be analyzed. Xi'an is rich in art and cultural history as the seat of 13 Chinese dynasties before the country's capital was moved to Beijing. Contact:

More information

Students can contact participating faculty, visit the Study Abroad website, or contact the Engineering Dean's Office to learn more about these opportunities.

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