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Study Abroad/Global Education

Maymester & Summer programs

Study Abroad with CU Denver faculty after Spring semester

​Business School

London Calling: Global and Sports Management     

London Calling: Global Sports & Entertainment Management (Maymester)

This course is designed to provide high level access to exciting global organizations in the sports and entertainment industry.


Leadership and Entrepreneurship in Ireland (Maymester)

Students will gain a unique perspective of leadership and entrepreneurship by working on a real-world project directly with an Irish company. Learn firsthand about Ireland's history, business opportunities, economic challenges, and wonderful culture from practicing leaders. 
Window on China   

Window on China (Maymester)

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


College of Architecture & Planning

Urban Planning: Bodrum Peninsula      

Planning & Design Studio: Turkey (Summer)

This intensive, 6 credit, multi-level studio examines the diverse effects and manifestations of tourism development in Bodrum, a peninsula in the southwest corner of Turkey along the Aegean Sea.

Urban Planning: Bodrum Peninsula     

The Architecture & Urban Context of Rome (Summer)

Rome offers an unmatched wealth of diversity in western architectural history. Consequently in its vibrant urban environment issues such as architectural design, preservation and adaptive reuse, planning, infrastructure and landscape may be studied.

International Urban Design Studio - Copenhagen​ (Summer)

Urban Design Studio will expose students to the complexities and elegance of successful urban design in one of the most progressive parts of the world.

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Finland Design: Study & Sketching Architecture & Landscape​ (Summer)

Finland is recognized internationally for the quality of its design and particularly admired relationship to nature. Design excellence in general is highly appreciated and widely supported to an extent practically unknown elsewhere. Students meet and engage with local design professionals and Finnish students.

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College of Arts & Media


Photography in Florence​ (Summer)

Photography in Florence investigates the relationship between artistic theories, historically significant works of art, and early photographic processes in the unique setting of Florence, Italy. Students use large format cameras on location and learn 19th century photographic processes such as albumen and salted paper printing.  


Digital Scandinavia   

Scandinavian by Design (Summer)

Scandinavian design culture and practice is dedicated to design that can improve the quality of life both locally and globally. Through site visits, studio tours, guest lectures, readings and assignments students in “Scandinavian by Design” will gain first-hand experience of the many variables that have and continue to influence the Scandinavian mindset in relation to art, design, visual culture, process and execution.

College of Engineering & Applied Science

The Engineering Business and Culture of the Environment in the East​ (Maymester - CANCELLED)

This is an exciting interdisciplinary course to introduce students to: 1) modern Chinese science and engineering practice; 2) how to do business in China related to these disciplines and 3) cultural and language survival skills while in China. 

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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


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.​


Along the Yangtze (Maymester)

Along the transect, students will examine China’s legacy of foreign occupation, the emergence of new spaces of industrial development, the dynamics of urban growth, the modernization of agriculture and rural village life, and the refashioning of human-environmental relationships..​


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 s​ystems embedded within the natural environment, another complex adaptive system, on which they depend for support.



Colorado School of Public Health

Intensive Study of Public Health Services in Cuba   

Intensive Study of Public Health Services in Cuba (Summer)

Cuba is well known for implementing a health system that focuses on access to preventive and primary care services, use of data to guide resource allocation, and community-based interventions. Even though the economic situation in Cuba significantly influences the level of available health resources, health statistics provide evidence of the achievements of many health programs. Much can be learned about the provision of public health services by studying Cuba’s health system as well as their health work in other countries.​

University Honors and Leadership


Ireland in Context​ (Maymester)

This program is an intense, transformative, life-changing 3-week learning opportunity that we will experience together in context — through travel, cultural ambassadorship, pub culture, food, art, music, history, politics, medicine, language, films, plays, and building deep connections with people, places and ideas — across Ireland and Northern Ireland. 


School of Education & Human Development


Mexican Perspectives on Migration​ (Summer)

Mexico holds a unique position as a country that both sends and receives migrants and refugees as well as serving as a site of massive transmigration.  In addition, thousands of people are repatriating to Mexico from the U.S., either voluntarily or as a result of deportation.  What compels this enormous human movement?

School of Public Affairs

International Development in East Africa: Uganda​ (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.

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