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Jim Galvin

Director, Program Development


  • Semester at Sea
  • Global Seminars (all)


  • Environmental Systems
  • Global Health Minor field experience abroad 

Walk-in Hours:

  • Tuesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

First time meeting Jim? Please schedule an appointment by calling our office at (858) 534-1123 or stopping in at our front desk Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm.

Jim Galvin is Director of Program Development at the University of California, San Diego. He is responsible for managing the summer faculty-led Global Seminars as well as third-party study abroad programs.

Jim graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, with an M.A. in Diplomatic History.

He has conducted site reviews of study abroad programs in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Jim has co-authored articles and given conference presentations about topics such as best practices in curriculum integration, how study abroad improves time to graduation, managing successful faculty-led programs, and building partnerships between universities and international education organizations.

Jim is committed to making study abroad accessible for all students because it is a life-changing experience.

Jim Galvin