Global Seminars

Applications now open for Summer 2023!
Register for information sessions on the program pages!

Take a focused and structured UBC course led by a faculty member with a small cohort. Immerse yourself in a specific topic and experience course content brought to life.

Global Seminars are unique UBC courses involving participatory engagement with partners in another part of the world. Through immersive and experiential activities, you will engage in scholarship that tackles important global issues.

  • Earn UBC course credits
  • Add academic and extracurricular experience to your portfolio
  • Enjoy a break from your regular UBC course load

Most programs are open to students in different departments and faculties!

Summer 2023 Global Seminars Open for Application - Deadline December 13, 2022

Most programs are open to students in various departments and faculties!  

Learn more and sign up for info sessions at the links below

Students apply through the Go Global Gateway. Go to “search experiences” from the top menu, search “GSP,” then press “apply search.” Scroll down to the program you wish to apply to and select Apply for “Summer” to initiate an application.

After the deadline, students’ applications will be reviewed by Go Global and the faculty program directors. You may be asked to participate in an interview as part of the selection process.

Many programs offered by UBCO are open to Vancouver students

For Summer 2023, UBC Okanagan is offering several great programs in Japan, Mauritius, Mexico, Tanzania and more! See: https://students.ok.ubc.ca/global-engagement-office/go-global/global-seminars/.

Funding

Select programs are funded 50%-100% by Global Skills Opportunity (GSO) or Arts Research Abroad (ARA) funding.

All qualifying students will receive a $1,000 Go Global Award. We encourage students with financial need or other barriers to going abroad to apply for the Global Pathfinder Award.

Indigenous Global Connections - Global Seminar funding for Indigenous Students

Thanks to generous funding from Universities Canada Global Skills Opportunity program, Indigenous students have the opportunity to participate in any Global Seminar Program (outside of the US, France and Australia) and Go Global’s Indigenous Global Connections cohort program with full program funding up to $10,000 to cover program fees, flights and tuition.

Global Skills Opportunity Logo As part of the 2023 Indigenous Global Connections program, you will be part of dialogues, discussions and presentations with other Indigenous students before and after your Global Seminar program. You will reflect on your experience to make connections on themes of indigeneity, land-use, sovereignty, colonialism, international solidarity, and global citizenship.

Funding: Full program funding up to $10,000 to cover full program fees, flights and tuition costs. There will be 8 - 12 funded spots available. IGC funding will top-up any other funding received (ARA, Pathfinder, GSO, etc.)

Eligibility:

  • Apply and be accepted into a Summer 2023 Global Seminar program (outside of Canada, USA, France or Australia.)
  • Students who self-identify as being First Nations, Métis or Inuk (Inuit)
  • Students must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • Undergraduate students currently in 2nd year or above
  • Students on both campuses are eligible

Application process:

  • Apply for a Global Seminar by December 13 following the instructions on the program page. In the application, identify yourself as being interested in the Indigenous Global Connections program.
  • We will contact interested students directly with next steps.

Contact us: Please use Go Global's Ask Us Webform and we will respond to your inquiry.

Information Session: Tuesday November 29 at 11:30am over Zoom. Please register at https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Ivc-msqz0tE9atmK-gnQrcfbsesWWfd9MC.

Previous Global Seminars
  • Beijing: CONS 453 Ecological Restoration and Urban Forestry in China
  • Israel: CNRS 335/535 Archaeological Field School, Horvat Midras
  • Italy: Italian Language and Culture
  • Peru: EDCP 467A and EDCP 467B: Summer Institute: Ecology, Technology & Indigeneity in the High Amazon
Faculty and Staff

UBC Faculty interested in learning more about running a Global Seminar, please see here: https://global.ubc.ca/running-ubc-global-seminar.

Contact Go Global

Please use Go Global's Ask Us Webform and we will respond to your inquiry.

Drop-in advising hours

Go Global offers both in-person and virtual drop-in advising through Zoom during the times below:

  • Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm PST
  • Wednesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm PST

Virtual Go Global 101 Info Sessions - Group Advising

All info sessions will be held from 12:00PM - 1:00PM Fridays on Zoom.

Zoom link: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/67453736113?pwd=bDNFbU5oYmNMOVJ5RDNXNUJiVy83Zz09

  • Friday, November 25
  • Friday, December 2
  • Friday, December 9