Initiatives

Throughout the year, the Center for Global Studies organizes and collaborates on a wide variety of activities for faculty and students in higher education, K-12 educators and students, and the general public. These programs are designed to facilitate understanding of global issues that confront the world’s populations today.

Annual Workshops and Institutes

  • Global Studies Summer Workshop for High School Students
    The Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides exceptional high school students an opportunity to have an enriching college experience before or immediately after their high school graduation. These intensive summer courses offer college-level interdisciplinary foundations on global studies topics designed to introduce analytical skills and methods for addressing issues from a global perspective. Three pre-college programs that will take place during the Summer of 2017: Sustainable Futures, Global Health, and Human Rights.

    Each of our programs is taught by faculty and instructors on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. Participating students engage in rigorous academic studies, meet with college advisors to discuss their college plans, and stay in University Residence Halls throughout the program.

    Program Dates: July 24-28, 2017
    Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

  • Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World
    The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign hosts this immersive summer language institute. The summer institute offers intensive courses in a variety of Muslim world languages, including Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Uzbek, and Wolof. The registration deadline for the Summer Institute is April 30.

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