Published: Oct. 19, 2021

The world still awaits, and Education Abroad is now offering eight new Global Seminars. See what's new and apply now to spend a few weeks studying abroad this summer.

Students in mountains abroadWhat is a Global Seminar? Global Seminars are short-term international programs taught by CU faculty in the summer or over winter break.

Global seminars:

  • Last approximately 2–6 weeks for 3–8 credits depending on content
  • Include a CU Boulder course taught abroad, fulfilling degree or major requirements
  • Provide a small group experience that allows students and faculty to build strong connections
  • Offer an international experience for students who cannot study abroad for a semester or year

Revolutions in Paris

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Expand your knowledge of French history and politics through experiential learning in Paris. Immerse yourself in the history of the French Revolution and the Paris Commune by exploring the palaces, prisons, and streets where it all happened. Taught by Michaele L. Ferguson, associate professor of political science and a President’s Teaching Scholar whose research focuses on radical/grassroots democracy and revolutionary politics. 

Filmmaking Abroad: Acting & Directing

Edinburgh, Scotland  THTR/CINE 3020
Develop your acting and/or filmmaking skills by participating hands-on in a film shoot in Scotland. Learn to collaborate with fellow students of different backgrounds and understand the various responsibilities and job relationships that go into filmmaking. Co-directed by Assistant Professor Geoff Marslett of the Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts and Associate Professor Chip Persons of the Department of Theatre & Dance. 

Exploring Ancient Mexican Peoples & Ruins

Oaxaca, Mexico  ANTH 4300  
Learn about the impressive history of the peoples of Mexico prior to colonization by visiting ancient archaeological sites, including ongoing excavation and research of a 1,200-year-old city. Discover the diverse cultures of the Zapotec, Mixtec and Chatino peoples of Oaxaca, Mexico. Study with Professor Arthur Joyce, whose research focuses on the pre-Columbian peoples of Mesoamerica, particularly surrounding issues of power, political dynamics, and landscape.   

International Business & Management

Zagreb, Split & Dubrovnik, Croatia  INBU 3300
Study in the coastal country of Croatia and gain an understanding of the critical relationship between business and culture. The course introduces students to all the international business disciplines as you visit companies, organizations and institutions throughout Croatia. Study with Faculty Director Antonio Papuzza, international business consultant, certified at the International Coach Federation, and business faculty member. 

Exploring Social Justice through Teaching English

Yerevan, Armenia  LING 4640  
Take a practicum teaching English as a second language to Armenians while exploring social justice issues in the beautiful South Caucuses of Eurasia. Learn about Armenian culture and history, including Armenian identity, literature, mythology, interactions with neighboring countries and resiliency. Study with Rai Farrelly, senior instructor and TESOL coordinator in the Department of Linguistics. 

French Film & the New Wave

Paris, France  CINE 3402
Explore the famously scenic city of Paris, France, from the historic and contemporary “lens” of French cinema and its relation to culture. Enjoy film screenings, lectures and site visits throughout Paris during the three-week course. Taught by Professor Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz of the Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts. 

Scandinavian Witchcraft & Magic

Reykjavik, Iceland  SCAN 3302
Live in Reykjavik and visit sites of witchcraft trials, witchcraft museums and cultural institutions. Gain an appreciation of Scandinavian folk culture, customs and history of the Viking Age and Scandinavia’s medieval past while learning on the land where legendary tales of magic, horror and ghosts were said to have taken place. Taught by Mathias Nordvig, assistant teaching professor and head of the Nordic Studies program.                                                                               

Don't miss the info session at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, on Zoom.

Lisbon as a Global City: Cosmopolitanism, Diversity & Innovation

Lisbon, Portugal  PORT 3170 
Explore the cosmopolitan and multicultural city of Lisbon, which played a fundamental role in the Age of Discovery, and which has contemporary social and cultural significance. The program includes trips to emblematic buildings, monuments and museums as well as workshops on culinary, music and street art (particularly graffiti). Learn with Faculty Director Marcelo Schincariol, instructor of Portuguese.           

Don't miss the info session at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, on Zoom

Check out the many other Global Seminars also running this summer to find your perfect fit! Apply today to get a spot. There are also several more Global Seminar info sessions taking place over the coming month.