Global seminars

Students sitting in tall grass for their lecture while looking over the ocean during their Global Seminar experience.

Want to study abroad, but prefer to travel and study with a group? Global Seminars are each unique in terms of location, course content, length, and cost. These programs offer you the chance to take UBC credit courses taught by UBC faculty members in an international location. Imagine the amazing learning opportunities…studying migration in the Azores, or traditional Mayan land rights in Mexico.

Our 2024 Summer Programs are now closed for applications – you can see the list of programs below. Stay tuned for our 2025 Summer programs as they will be listed in early Fall


Want to Go Global but don’t have the funding? There are multiple awards you can apply for to help fund your global experience.


Global Seminar Refund Policy

To withdraw your application after you’ve completed the application, you must contact Go Global by email to request a withdrawal.

Once you accept your spot in a program and your deposit has been charged to your SSC account, refunds cannot be issued.

  • If you withdraw after you accept your spot in the program: you are responsible for the full program fee, regardless of whether the fee has been charged yet on the SSC. In cases where expenses can be recovered from our program partners, we may be able to reduce or refund a portion of the fees but this will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

If you have questions, please connect our advisors at

UBC has switched to a new system called Workday for courses starting in September 2024. All actions relating to Winter 2024/25 registration and beyond will now be done in Workday. See our step-by-step tutorials for how to use navigate Workday.

2024 Summer session students should continue to use SSC.

2024 programs - now closed

The following programs have early deadlines and are now closed. Many of these will likely be available next year, please check back in early Fall 2024.

Past programs (2023)

These programs have been run in the past and potentially may run in the future. We have an updated list of Global Seminars each September

Global Seminar Proposals (for faculty)

Are you a UBC faculty member interested in developing a Global Seminar program? Explore how to initiate and create a new Global Seminar.


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