Short-Term Global Programs

Faculty may propose to develop and lead several types of short-term global programs. Faculty are encouraged to discuss their idea with the Center for Global Study and Engagement prior to planning the program. Faculty should meet with Center for Global Study Engagement staff between 18-24 months prior to the program date to discuss the program proposal and the process. This lead time is necessary to plan the program, obtain necessary approvals and recruit students.

Summer Programs 

Summer programs are one credit stand-alone courses during the summer (typically 4 – 5 weeks) often hosted at current Dickinson Centers abroad. 

Globally Integrated Programs

Globally Integrated Courses link the study of a global theme or issue in a semester-long course with the opportunity to build on and deepen understanding of the issues through fieldwork or research at a global center or site. The travel portion is typically 7 - 14 days and can occur before the semester begins, at the end of the semester, or during spring break.

Mini-Mosaic

Mini-Mosaics are intensive, interdisciplinary research courses designed around ethnographic fieldwork and immersion in domestic and global communities. Their objective is to encourage students to think reflectively about the diverse world in which they live as they engage in collaborative work with local, transnational and international communities. Global Mosaics provide opportunities for students to apply what they are learning in the classroom—both theoretically and methodologically—to the world beyond and to bring their experiences in the world back into the classroom. The travel portion is typically 7 - 14 days and may take place before, during, or after the semester.

Mosaic

Global Mosaics are intensive, interdisciplinary (semester-long) research programs designed around ethnographic fieldwork and immersion in domestic and global communities attached to 3-4 courses throughout a semester. Their objective is to encourage students to think reflectively about the diverse world in which they live as they engage in collaborative work with local, transnational and international communities. Global Mosaics provide opportunities for students to apply what they are learning in the classroom—both theoretically and methodologically—to the world beyond and to bring their experiences in the world back into the classroom. Mosaics run over a whole semester. The travel portion is typically 7 - 21 days.

 

Propose a Short-Term Global Program