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Study Abroad/Global Education


Field School Tanzania (Summer)

This intense field-based training and research course provides students the opportunity to participate in a hands-on four week learning experience that focuses on human origins and adaptability with a special emphasis in paleoanthropology and cultural anthropology.​



Italy - Managing Across Cultures (Maymester)

This course will familiarize you with theory and research methods in the areas of global communication, construction and negotiation of Italian national identity (italianità), cross-cultural awareness and a hands-on management with a global mindset.

Narratives of the New China: Engagement & Exploration    

Narratives of the New China: Engagement & Exploration (Maymester)

The purpose of this course is to provide students with first-hand experience in experiencing and analyzing the narratives China has constructed to present a transformed image ​of itself to the world, prompted by its hosting of the 2008 Olympics.

Nobel Cause: Peace and Justice in Guatemala                 

Nobel Cause: Peace and Justice in Guatemala (Maymester)

The University of Colorado Denver Communication Department and the PeaceJam Foundation have joined forces to offer UCD students the opportunity to participate in a service learning project in Guatemala working with the grass roots Foundation created by Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum.

Seoul Goes Global                                   

Seoul Goes Global​ (Summer)

This program will explore one of the world’s largest, most dense, and most technically advanced cities. Students will encounter the challenges involved in transitioning from traditional life to becoming a global economic powerhouse. We will explore the dynamics of democratization movements in authoritarian countries, the challenges of rapid urbanization, and the tensions involved when globalization introduces “Western” dynamics into traditional cultures.

Sustainability In Grenada, West Indies    

Sustainability In Grenada, West Indies (Maymester)

Representative of the West Indies in general, the tri-is​land nation of Grenada represents a unique learning environment for studying sustainability.


The Costa Rican Experience (Maymester)

Students will analyze and then experience in the field how human societies and economies are complex systems embedded within the natural environment, another complex adaptive system, on which they depend for support.


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Window on China          

Window on Ch​ina (Maymester)

The objective of the course is to introduce students to important historical, political, and economic perspectives on doing business in China today.

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Food Fight in Spain​ (Winterim)

Food exemplifies how we view ourselves and others and can be the center of political and social issues.  From the Spanish home kitchen to the trendiest restaurant kitchen, from the daily markets to the olive groves and vineyards we will analyze how Spaniards and Catalans use food to create competing regional, national and global identities. 

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Geography by Rail: Morocco (Winterim)

This experience introduces students to the important role geography plays in everyday life. 

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