We encourage you to explore this website to find out how faculty and staff can become involved and play a vital role in furthering international education opportunities.
Read our Faculty Newsletter (Spring 2010) for updated news and information.
Download the Programs Abroad Faculty Brochure (pdf)
Programs Abroad Powerpoint Slide for Faculty
Please download this slide and insert it in your class lectures to introduce students to the available Study Abroad options:
Global Seminar Opportunities for Faculty
Since 2008, UCSD has offered a new study abroad option, Global Seminars. Global Seminars are 5-week summer programs (2 courses = 8 units) taught by UCSD faculty in different countries around the world. They are enriching experiences for both students and faculty, involving both in-class time and local excursions. Faculty are compensated for teaching the courses through a base salary and a benefit package (including airfare, accomodation, per diem, health insurance and other incidentals).
2011 Global Seminars will be held in Australia, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Spain, Turkey, and UK (Scotland). See the Global Seminars website for information on 2011.
Teach a Global Seminar
Faculty Calendar 2010-11 (pdf)
Learn more about Teaching a Global Seminar in 2012 by attending a faculty information session:
- Wednesday, February 23rd from 5:00 - 6:00 pm
- Thursday, March 3rd from 5:00 - 6:00 pm
International Center Oceanids Pavilion
Additional Information About Global Seminars
Testimonials from Global Seminar Professors:
Prof. John Moore, Professor of Linguistics:
“The GS program brings faculty and undergraduates together in a unique way. Classes are rigorous, but being on location makes the classes memorable, and students rise to the occasion. It is an adventure that bonds together fellow travelers: faculty connect with students in small classes and excursions, and students form lasting friendships.”
Prof. Joe Pasquale, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering:
“In my 22 years at UCSD, nothing can compare to the wonderful time I had teaching my Global Seminar, Mathematical Beauty in Rome. I remain deeply affected by the students I have had, and the memorable experiences that we shared. I cannot more strongly recommend this program to other faculty.”
Prof. David Mares, Professor of Political Science:
“I have to say they are the best courses I have taught in 27 years at UCSD."
Matthew T. Herbst, Ph.D. Director, Making of the Modern World Program Eleanor Roosevelt College:
“For me personally, there has never been a teaching experience so intensely rewarding as the GS program. The GS format breaks down traditional barriers (and their comforting shelter) between student and professor. Most beautifully, faculty become a very special person in the lives of young people who are reaching out to engage another culture and its history while navigating this in a foreign environment, language, and currency, and looking to you, not to hold their hand (they are not interested in that) but to give them the tools of understanding to use confidently for their own exploration and adventure. The program is as rewarding as it is demanding, so in that respect it needs to be approached carefully. For those who do, however, the experience will be well worth the effort for the students as much as for the faculty. "
Academic Integration is a program designed to integrate Study Abroad options into academic planning and advising. We have been working to develop tools to improve access to discipline-specific information for students, and to make the job of faculty and staff advisors easier. We encourage you to participate in this effort.
- Discover ways to get involved with the University of California Education Abroad Program overseas, at the university systemwide level, and on the UCSD campus
- Faculty Development Seminar: Law and Human Rights, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 14 to 24, 2011
This seminar offers participants the opportunity to explore and discuss topics specific to The Netherlands and as broad as the globe, with a special visit to the International Court in The Hague.
Participants are invited to submit proposals to present current research and scholarship on topics related to the themes of the seminar, which include:
• Human Rights in the Historical Perspective
• The Netherlands and Human Rights
• International Courts
• Human Rights in a Global Perspective
Members and Associate Members are invited to nominate faculty. Participants from IES Abroad Member institutions will be asked to contribute $800. The contribution from participants from Associate Member institutions will be $1,100.
Please see our website for further information and nomination forms for both our 2011 Faculty Development seminars: Law and Human Rights and the Comparative Health Studies: The U.S. & Chile.