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Summer 2020 Global Seminars

UC San Diego 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.

Summer 2021 Announcement

We are very excited to announce the Global Seminars for Summer 2021!  

Go Abroad 2020 Innovation Award

The Sign Language in Paris Global Seminar has been nominated as a finalist for the Go Abroad 2020 Innovation Award. This UC San Diego Global Seminar is one of five international finalists in the category of Innovation in Diversity. The Go Abroad Innovation Awards are prestigious annual awards within the field of international education. We would like to thank Professor Peggy Lott for teaching this Global Seminar and recognize all those on the Global Seminar team, the study abroad advisers, and the wider campus community who all contributed to this nomination.

Innovation Award Finalists


We are very sorry to announce that all summer 2020 Global Seminars have been canceled. See the full announcement (pdf) for details and the Study Abroad COVID-19 page for answers to frequently asked questions.

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