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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.​


International Development in East Africa: Uganda & Rwanda​ (Maymester)

This summer course in Uganda is designed for practitioners, public administrators, and policy analysts who are interested in addressing policy related to international development, public management, and public health practices.



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.

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.

Seoul Goes Global                                   

Korea 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.


Sustainable Development & Health in Bhutan  (Summer)

Students will engage directly with issues of sustainability and health in the Bhutanese highland region of Punakha. The course will use an integrated combination of classroom and field experience.


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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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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.

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The Victorian Metropolis: London (Maymester)

In this course, students will use London to investigate the worlds of the Victorians: their habits, their class divisions, their politics, their work and leisure activities, their cultural productions

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Foundation & Innovation: Culture & Science in France (Maymester)

In this Maymester course, students will be immersed in France as a world leader in culture, food, wine, science and technology. Students will have the opportunity to delve into mult-faceted France through diverse experiences that both include and transcend the usual fare


Latin America


Leadership Through a Third Eye: Costa Rica  (Maymester)

"Leadership Through a Third Eye" is an Ethnic Studies Course that will introduce students to both traditional and non-traditional leadership models.

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.

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.

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