What is the Globally Integrated Semester (GIS)? 

A Globally Integrated Semester (GIS) is designed to provide students a global experience while based in Carlisle for the Spring 2022 semester, followed by a short-term study abroad experience in May/June of 2022. Students will enroll in one of the globally integrated courses listed below, participate in globally themed workshops during the semester, and travel to the corresponding Dickinson global center at the end of the spring semester to continue their academic program. Courses will be taught by Carlisle-based faculty, global center-based faculty or be team taught by faculty in Carlisle and abroad.  

GISs utilize the academic and programmatic connections between Dickinson's Carlisle campus and our global centers abroad. While GISs were originally created to provide global opportunities to students who were unable to experience a traditional study abroad program due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, they have resulted in new and creative offerings for Dickinson students. GISs are open to all Dickinson students who meet the course prerequisites, including students graduating in 2022. 

Students who are accepted to these programs will: 

  • Register for three courses for the Spring 2022 semester
  • Register for one globally integrated course for the Spring 2022 semester 
  • Participate in a globally themed workshop series during the semester exploring our interdependence & local-global connections and weave together skills and concepts in global & intercultural learning, sustainability, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity and civic learning & action.
  • COVID-19 conditions allowing, travel abroad to complete their globally integrated course sequence after the end of the spring semester. 

 

DICKINSON SITES CONNECTED TO A GLOBALLY INTEGRATED COURSE(S): 

 

Dickinson in Argentina 

SPAN 231: Argentine Adventures through Contemporary Literature 

  • Semester-long course taught by Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger, Associate Professor of Spanish 
  • 3-week course abroad taught by Eliana Torres, Resident Director, Dickinson in Argentina
  • Pre-requisite: SPAN 202 
 
Students may choose from one of the following courses, based on their Portuguese level:

PORT 102 Elementary Portuguese 

  • Semester-long course taught by Giselda Pereira, Resident Director, Dickinson in Brazil 
  • 3-week course abroad taught by Giselda Pereira, Resident Director, Dickinson in Brazil 
  • Pre-requisite: PORT 101 

PORT 200 Portuguese for Speakers of a Romance Language 

  • Semester-long course taught by Giselda Pereira, Resident Director, Dickinson in Brazil 
  • 3-week course abroad taught by Giselda Pereira, Resident Director, Dickinson in Brazil 
  • Pre-requisite: PORT 231 and PORT 242 is strongly encouraged 

PORT 231 Portuguese for Speakers of a Romance Language

  • Semester-long course taught by Carolina Castellanos Gonella, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
  • 3-week course abroad taught by Giselda Pereira, Resident Director, Dickinson in Brazil 
  • Pre-requisite: PORT 231 and PORT 242 is strongly encouraged 

PORT 242 Brazilian Cultural and Social Issues

  • Semester-long course taught by Carolina Castellanos Gonella, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
  • 3-week course abroad taught by Giselda Pereira, Resident Director, Dickinson in Brazil 
  • Pre-requisite: None

 

Students may choose from one of the following courses, based on their French level:
 

FREN 245 Contemporary France

  • Semester-long course taught by Dominique Laurent, Associate Professor of French
  • 3-week course abroad taught by Julia Carnine, Academic Director, Dickinson in France
  • Pre-requisite: FREN 236 

FREN 364 (FLIC): The Start of the Anthropocene? Environment and Sustainability in Enlightenment France" 

  • Semester-long course taught by Hanna Roman, Assistant Professor of French
  • 3-week course abroad taught by: Julia Carnine, Academic Director, Dickinson in France
  • Pre-requisite: FREN 240/245/246 

FREN 365: Francophone African Novelists of Diaspora

  • Semester-long course taught by Ben Ngong, Associate Professor of French
  • 3-week course abroad taught by Julia Carnine, Academic Director, Dickinson in France
  • Pre-requisite: FREN 240/245/246 

INBM 300 The Entrepreneurial Mindset

  • Semester-long course taught by Professor Steve Riccio, Senior Lecturer, International Business and Management
  • 14 day course abroad taught by Steve Riccio and Janine Ludwig, Academic Director, Dickinson in Germany 
**This course program is one credit only and has a 14 day travel component. Students who do the travel component will complete coursework in Germany and receive a final grade for the one credit course at the end of the Germany component.

 

Dickinson in Iceland

Earth Science 250 Arctic Studies**

  • Semester-long course taught by Ben Edwards, Professor, Earth Science 
  • 10 day abroad taught by Ben Edwards, Professor, Earth Science 
  • Pre-requisite: None
**This course program is one credit only and has a 10 day travel component. Students who do the travel component will complete coursework in Iceland and receive a final grade for the one credit course at the end of the Iceland component.
 

HIST 234: Fascism, Socialism, and Daily Life: Europe, 1914-1945 

  • Semester-long course (Spring 2022) taught by Karl Qualls, Professor of History  
  • 3-week course abroad taught by Ed Webb, Associate Professor, Political Science & International Studies, Resident Director, Dickinson in Italy
  • Pre-requisite: None 

 


FEES AND FINANCIAL AID 

The fee for the travel component of the Globally Integrated Semester is $2900 (the cost of academic portion of the course is included in spring tuition). This fee does not include airfare. Students who are eligible for financial aid during the academic year will receive some level of aid based on their need. Graduating seniors are not eligible for aid.

COURSE CREDIT 

Students who successfully complete a GIS will receive 1.5 credits --> 1 credit for the semester course and .5 credit for the on-site course (Please note that Dickinson in Iceland and Dickinson in Germany are one credit courses only).  Students will receive one grade for both the semester course and the on-site course.  If travel is not possible students will still receive one credit for the semester course.   

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 14*

*Applications after the deadline may be considered; however, late applicants are not eligible for financial aid.

 

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