The Globis Asia Study Abroad Program offers students a tremendous opportunity to experience the unique culture, politics, and historical sites of Japan, China, and the Korean Peninsula. During the six-week program, students will visit some of the most important cities, monuments and cultural sites in the world: The Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, the atomic bomb peace memorial in Hiroshima, breathtaking Buddhist temples and Zen gardens, the bustling mega-city of Seoul, and the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

The Global Studies Certificate in Global Studies

The Undergraduate Certificate in Global Studies is designed to offer a global perspective, to facilitate the ability to communicate in different languages, to help develop an appreciation for other cultures, and to promote informed analyses of global issues.

In order to provide students with diverse opportunities for studying global issues, Global Studies courses will be also be offered in the Verona Study Abroad Program and the Aisa Study Abroad Program, thus giving UGA students the opportunity to work towards a Global Studies Certificate in an appropriately realistic European or Asian setting relevant to such studies. In addition, international students residing in Europe or Asia will be able to earn a certificate by studying at our offices in Italy or Japan, taking courses that are part of the UGA study abroad programs offered there. By adding this opportunity for international students, we will achieve the objective of integrating the student body by including local international students as well as UGA students in our study abroad programs.

Global Studies Certificate in an appropriately realistic European or Asian setting relevant to such studies. In addition, international students residing in Europe or Asia will be able to earn a certificate by studying at our offices in Italy or Japan, taking courses that are part of the UGA study abroad programs offered there. By adding this opportunity for international students, we will achieve the objective of integrating the student body by including local international students as well as UGA students in our study abroad programs.

Altogether, 30 semester hours or the equivalent is required for the certificate, with an overall GPA of 3.0. Courses taken in conjunction with other academic programs such as majors or minors can be used for the Certificate. The program encompasses four areas:

  • Global Core (e.g., theories and methods in global studies)
  • Foreign Language
  • Area/Cultural Studies (e.g., cultures and foreign areas)
  • Global Issues (e.g., ecology, peace, development, and demography)

A wide spectrum of courses is available from diverse disciplines for each area. At least half the required credit hours must be generated from courses offered by the University of Georgia. Students are expected to identify one or more career goals that will serve as focus for developing an individualized curriculum that meets the requirements. If you would like to apply for the Global Certificate please review available courses, complete the PDF form below and submit it to Globis.

Global Studies Certificate Application [pdf]

Study Abroad in Asia

The Globis Asia Study Abroad Program offers students a tremendous opportunity to experience the unique culture, politics, and historical sites of Japan, China, and the Korean Peninsula. Through both classroom learning and extensive field study, students will develop a "global literacy" that cannot be matched by most traditional study abroad programs.

More about the program

Questions?

Program Coordinator

Brock F. Tessman

Associate Professor, Department of International Affairs

Associate Director, Center for the Study of Global Issues (Globis)

Graduate Programs Coordinator, Department of International Affairs

Office: 324 Candler Hall

Phone:

Fax: 706-583-8266

Email: tessman@uga.edu