Go Global Office of Global Engagement

Global Seminars

Experiential learning on location around the world

Global Seminars are small-cohort, faculty-led UBC courses giving students the opportunity to explore and engage in a more meaningful way. Professors hand-pick locations to ensure the environment enriches the learning. Whether it’s practicing field archaeology in Romania, improving your French in Lyon or interacting with community leaders in the African Savanna, Global Seminars are totally immersive. Expect a transformative and unforgettable session while earning UBC course credits and tackling issues of global relevance.

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Each Global Seminar topic is unique and compelling. Investigate ancient urban landscapes in Cyprus, work with community leaders in Indonesia to assess and influence policy or delve into the bio-economy of Chilean forests. Offerings vary year to year.


Preparing to apply

Applications open annually in October and the deadline to submit is in mid-December. The process is simple and funding options are available. Choose your program and find out how to get started. 


After you've been selected

You are signed up for a Global Seminar, now what? Here is everything you need to know and what you need to do to prepare for your experiential course abroad. 


Faculty & staff resources

If you are a UBC faculty member interested in teaching an accredited course off-campus in a global context, Global Seminars are a match. We've partnered with 50 professors for seminars in 24 countries since 2012.