What is the Globally Integrated Semester (GIS)? 

With the suspension of regular spring study abroad programs, Dickinson is offering students the opportunity to participate in a global learning, cohort experience. Students will take a globally integrated course connected to a Dickinson program abroad during their spring semester, participate in globally themed workshops throughout the semester and, COVID-19 conditions permitting, travel to the Dickinson program site linked to their globally integrated course for 3 weeks after the end of the spring semester.   

Students who are accepted to these programs will: 

  • Register for 3 courses as usual  
  • Register for 1 globally integrated course connected to a program site abroad  
    • About the courses: Courses will be taught by Carlisle-based faculty, global center-based faculty or be team taught by faculty in Carlisle and abroad.  
  • Participate in a globally themed, 4-part workshop series throughout the semester co-facilitated with faculty and staff in the Center for Global Study and Engagement (on-campus and abroad), the Center for Sustainability Education, the Center for Civic Learning and Action and the Office of Equity and Inclusion.  These mandatory (non-credit bearing) workshops explore 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 for 3 weeks to complete their globally integrated course sequence after the end of the spring semester. 

FEES AND FINANCIAL AID 

Students will be charged a fee of $2900 for these programs for the travel portion which will be the same across all programs.  Students who are eligible for financial aid will receive some level of aid based on their need.  The costs of the course credits are wrapped into spring tuition. 

COURSE CREDIT 

Students will receive 1.5 credits if they complete the full course sequence --> 1 credit for the semester-long course and .5 credit for the 3-week on-site course.  Students will receive 1 grade for both the semester-long course and the 3-week on-site course.  If travel is not possible students will still receive 1 credit for the semester-long course.   

NEXT STEPS 

Staff in the CGSE will be reaching out to eligible students in the coming days to answer questions, open applications, advise students what courses to register for, etc.  We encourage you to make an appointment with an advisor in the CGSE. Make an appointment.   

For more information, read the FAQs

Applications will be due December 15th


DICKINSON SITES TIED 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 240 Brazil in a Latin American Context 

  • 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 200/201 or 4 semesters of Spanish (at least SPAN 202) 
Students may choose from one of the following courses:
 

FREN 246: Intro to Francophone Studies

  • Semester-long course taught by: Benjamin Ngong, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies 
  • 3-week course abroad taught by: Cameroon-based faculty
  • Pre-requisite: FREN 236

POSC 252-01 African Government and Politics (crosslisted AFST 220-10) 

  • Semester-long course taught by: Ed Webb, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies 
  • 3-week course abroad taught by: Cameroon-based faculty
  • Pre-requisite: One course in POSC if taking it as POSC 252 or one course in AFST if taking it as AFST 220.
Students may choose from one of the following courses, based on their Chinese level:
 

CHIN 102: Elementary Chinese 

  • Semester-long course taught by: Nan Ma, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies
  • 3-week course abroad taught by: China-based faculty
  • Pre-requisite: CHIN 101 

CHIN 202: Intermediate Chinese 

  • Semester-long course taught by: Christine Liu, Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies 
  • 3-week course abroad taught by: China-based faculty
  • Pre-requisite: CHIN 201 

CHIN 232: Advanced Chinese 

  • Semester-long course taught by: Christine Liu, Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies 
  • 3-week course abroad taught by: China-based faculty
  • Pre-requisite: CHIN 231 

CHIN 362: Advanced Chinese II 

  • Semester-long course taught by: Christine Liu, Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies 
  • 3-week course abroad taught by: China-based faculty
  • Pre-requisite: CHIN 361 

SCIE 258: History of Science*

  • Semester-long course taught by: Marie Helweg-Larsen, Resident Director, Dickinson in England: Math & Sciences  
  • 3-week course abroad taught by: Marie Helweg-Larsen, Resident Director, Dickinson in England: Math & Sciences  
  • Pre-requisite: None 
*Students enrolled in the course must commit to travel portion to Copenhagen, Denmark. 

HUMN 315: Rings of Norwich*

  • Semester-long course taught by: Karen Kirkham, Resident Director, Dickinson in England: Humanities 
  • 3-week course abroad taught by: Karen Kirkham, Resident Director, Dickinson in England: Humanities 
  • Pre-requisite: None 
*Students enrolled in the course must commit to travel portion to Norwich, England. 
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 363: From "baragouiner" to "kiffer:" Mutilingual French Identities

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

GRMN 251-02: Germany and the Cold War: Emergence, Duration and Demise of the Bipolar World Order of 20th Century

  • Semester-long course taught by: Janine Ludwig, Academic Director, Dickinson in Germany 
  • 3-week course abroad taught by: Janine Ludwig, Academic Director, Dickinson in Germany 
  • Pre-requisite: GRMN 202 

Dickinson in Iceland

Earth Science 250 Arctic Studies**

  • Semester-long course taught by: Ben Edwards, Professor, Earth Science 
  • 2-week course abroad taught by: Ben Edwards, Professor, Earth Science 
  • Pre-requisite: None
**This course program will be worth only 1 credit and have a two-week travel portion.  Students who do the travel component will complete coursework in Iceland and receive a final grade for the 1-credit course at the end of the travel portion to Iceland. 
Students may choose from one of the following courses:
 

POSC 250-01: West European Government & Politics

  • Semester-long course taught by: Kristine Mitchell, Associate Professor, Political Science and International Studies  
  • 3-week course abroad taught by: Italy-based faculty
  • Pre-requisite: None 

ARTH 205: Introduction to Renaissance & Early Baroque Art of Italy and Bologna*

  • Semester-long course taught by: Elisabetta Cunsolo, Faculty at Dickinson Center in Bologna 
  • 3-week course abroad taught by: Elisabetta Cunsolo, Faculty at Dickinson Center in Bologna 
  • Pre-requisite: Only open to students in European Studies GIS program 
*Students enrolled in the course must commit to travel portion to Bologna, Italy 
Students may choose from one of the following courses, based on their Italian level:
 

INTD 390: Intercultural Seminar (crosslisted with ITAL 323)

  • Semester-long course taught by: Bruno Grazioli, Resident Director, Dickinson in Italy: Italian Studies 
  • 3-week course abroad taught by: Bruno Grazioli, Resident Director, Dickinson in Italy: Italian Studies 
  • Pre-requisite: Italian 231, Italian 232, or equivalent 

ITAL 231: Reading and Writing Contemporary Italian Culture  

  • Semester-long course taught by: James McMenamin, Associate Professor Italian or Luca Trazzi Lecturer Italian, and Elisabetta Cunsolo, Faculty at Dickinson Center in Bologna 
  • 3-week course abroad taught by: Elisabetta Cunsolo, Faculty at Dickinson Center in Bologna 
  • Pre-requisite: Italian 201 

SPAN 238: Spanish for Business Professionals  

  • Semester-long course taught by: Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich, Lecturer in Spanish 
  • 3-week course abroad taught by: Spain-based faculty
  • Pre-requisite: SPAN 202 or 205

Questions?

Review the FAQs