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Summer 2016 Global Seminars

UCSD Global Seminars are five-week long summer study abroad experiences led by a UCSD professor. Students enroll in a package of two courses for a total of eight UCSD quarter units. Class sizes are between 15–28 students, so there are excellent opportunities for one-on-one interaction with some of the best faculty at UCSD. All courses are taught in English.


  • Announcing new Global Seminars in Quito, Ecuador; Seoul, South Korea; and Tokyo Japan for summer 2016.
  • The program in Oaxaca, Mexico has been postponed until summer 2017.
  • The Literature in Paris program has been canceled for summer 2016.
  • Applications accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis from November 1 through March 1.
  • Thank you to everyone who applied by the February 1 "early bird" deadline, and congratulations to Tushara Govind, who won the raffle for a $100 travel voucher from STA Travel.
  • There is still space in several programs, and we will accept late applications through Monday, March 28.

Who's eligible:

  • UC San Diego students in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Visiting students from another UC campus in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Visiting students from other universities in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Anyone who has already completed an undergraduate degree
  • All applicants must be at least 18 years old by beginning of the program.
  • International students must have a valid US visa that expires after the end of the program abroad.
  • If you have a question about going abroad with a disability, please contact globalseminar@ucsd.edu.

Map of Continents

North America South America Europe Middle East Asia

Find your program:

Choose a seminar by field of study:

Global Seminar courses may fulfill additional major, minor, or general education requirements beyond those listed below. Download the syllabi from the program overview page, and check with your academic advisor(s) to confirm.

Choose a seminar by region:

Choose a seminar by term:

Exact program dates listed on program overview page.

Get in touch with UCSD Global Seminars

Study Abroad UC San Diego
International Center
9500 Gilman Drive #0018
La Jolla, California 92093-0018
Phone: (858) 534-1123
Email: globalseminar@ucsd.edu
VAC: http://vac.ucsd.edu