Global Seminar Program Leader Information
What is a Global Seminar?
Global Seminars are affordable, short-term, cohort-based programs that allow students to interact closely with a University of Minnesota program leader. Global Seminars use the host country as a classroom and are experiential and interdisciplinary.
Global Seminars have a dual mission to serve University of Minnesota students and academic departments.
- to make study abroad accessible to all University of Minnesota students
- to serve as a gateway to further international opportunities
- to cultivate community through shared academic experiences abroad
- to internationalize their curriculum
- to provide international opportunities for leadership
- to establish academic and professional connections abroad
- to encourage broader international engagement at the University of Minnesota
Global Seminars have the following features:
- Short-term (either during Winter Break or May Session)
- Designed around a particular theme or topic
- May be discipline-specific or cross-disciplinary
- Three credits at the 3000-level
- No prerequisities
- Enrollment of up to 25 students
The Global Seminars model works well for program leaders who:
- Want the highest level of support from the Learning Abroad Center for program development and administration
- Are able to fit their course into a pre-established program timeline & framework
- Are interested in being part of a cohort of program leaders or have limited experience leading programs abroad