Published: Jan. 10, 2022 By

The world still awaits! Learn more about Education Abroad's new international programs and the approaching application deadlines. 

What is a Global Seminar?

  • Short-term international programs taught by CU faculty in the summer
  • Last approximately 2–6 weeks for 3–8 credits depending on content
  • CU Boulder courses taught abroad that fulfill degree/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

International Business & Management

 Zagreb, Split & Dubrovnik, Croatia  May 8–27  Apply by Feb. 1
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, coach certified at the International Coach Federation and business faculty member. 

Revolutions in Paris

 Paris, France  May 9–28  Apply by Feb. 1  Info session Jan. 24
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 Ferguson, associate professor of political science and a President’s Teaching Scholar whose research focuses on radical/grassroots democracy and revolutionary politics. 

Exploring Ancient Mexican Peoples & Ruins

 Oaxaca, Mexico  May 14–28  Apply by Feb. 1
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. 

Lisbon as a Global City: Cosmopolitanism, Diversity & Innovation

 Lisbon, Portugal  June 1–23   Apply by March 1
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. 

Exploring Social Justice through Teaching English

 Yerevan, Armenia  June 22–July 27  Apply by March 1
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. 

Find upcoming Global Seminar info sessions on this page, and check out the many other Global Seminars running this summer to find your perfect fit! 

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic together, Education Abroad is here to support students and remains steadfast in our mission of providing CU Boulder students with access to an extensive portfolio of high-impact programs abroad to promote academic, personal, and professional growth in a safe environment. Visit the Education Abroad COVID-19 FAQ page for more information.


Info sessions

London Finance Seminar & Internship (INBU 4910 & FNCE 4060)
Study international finance in London this summer! This program includes a part-time internship and a course on international financial markets. There are lectures from prominent financial professionals and several site visits. Join the Zoom info session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Norway: Identity, Arts & Ethics Info Session (SCAN 3101)
Spend this May in Norway! Earn 3 credits in two weeks and explore Norwegian culture and history through museums, concerts and castles. Experience stunning geography in a cross-country train ride and participate in the famous Bergen International Festival. Join the Zoom info session at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Taiwan: Excavating Taiwanese History Info Session (ASIA 4300)
Attend this new summer Global Seminar in Taiwan. Explore the island's uniquely important role in history to understand the nature of and reasons for the great tension that exists over its status in our own time. Select participants will receive a scholarship. Join the Zoom info session at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21.

France: Underground Paris Info Session (FREN 3450)
Earn 3 upper-division credits during three weeks in Paris this summer! Learn about the figurative underground of Paris' forgotten or hidden history while exploring its physical underground of catacombs, jazz caves and metro. No language background required. Join the Zoom info session at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24.

France: Revolutions in Paris Info Session (PSCI 4028)
Earn 3 credits in three weeks abroad in Paris this May! Expand your knowledge of French history and politics with experiential learning. Discover the details of the French Revolution and the Paris Commune in the palaces, prisons and streets where it all happened. Join the Zoom info session at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24.

Senegal: Cultures of Activism Info Session (FREN 3400)
Spend May differently this year and travel to Dakar, Senegal, for a three-week, 3 credit course! Explore social justice and global development in the context of Senegal's rich cultural heritage while collaborating with a Senegalese activist theater troupe. No language background required. Join the Zoom info session at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26.

Brazil: Conservation Biology Info Session (EBIO/ENVS 4340)
Earn 4 credits this May experiencing Brazil’s Atlantic Forest! Experience operational conservation programs in the Pontal do Paranapanema, participate in community-based conservation solutions, witness Iguaçu Falls National Park and much more. Learn more at the Zoom info session at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27.

Dublin: Writing in Ireland Info Session (WRTG 3020)
Complete your writing requirement abroad in Ireland next June! You'll create your own Irish Odyssey digital story and explore both Dublin and the Irish countryside, including taking part in the exciting Bloomsday Festival. Join the Zoom info session at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9. 

Armenia: Social Justice through Teaching English Info Session (LING 4640)
Discover Armenia through the perspectives of English teaching, culture learning and social justice. You will earn a total of 6 credits and live for five weeks in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. Join the Zoom info session at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16.

Portugal: Lisbon as a Global City Info Session (PORT 3170)
Earn 3 credits in 3 weeks abroad in Lisbon, Portugal this June! One of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon will be the center of our exploration of how multicultural heritage has created new social, economic and cultural dynamics that have molded and created the city we see today. Join the Zoom info session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17.