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2017 Global Studies Summer Workshops

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.

2017 programs:

  • Sustainable Futures
  • Global Health
  • 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. Students that successfully complete a course will receive a Center for Global Studies Global Leadership Certificate.

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


Experience campus life, learn a new language, and earn college credit!

In June 2017, the Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign will open its doors to motivated high school students. During this 2-week intensive and immersive course, students will learn foundational reading, writing, and speaking skills in Arabic and take part in a variety of fun cultural and language activities, all while living in a residence hall located on the UIUC campus with Arabic-speaking support staff. At the end of this exciting course, students earn 2 college credits.

  • 2 week intensive college course in elementary Arabic on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus
  • 2 college credit hours
  • Small class size and supportive environment
  • Immersion in the Arabic language and cultures


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Events This Week

International Week

April 9 – April 15
Various Times
Various Locations

International Week runs from Sunday, April 9 until Saturday, April 15. Visit the website for a full list of events!

Sponsor: Illinois International


Dialogue on Europe Videoconference Series
"Portuguese Identity: Iberia, Europe, and the World"

April 11
11:00 am
507 E Green St., Rm 411

Join our panel of Portuguese speakers from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and enter into a wide-ranging discussion of Portuguese identity today. From literature to material culture; from its imperial past to its present as a member state on the European periphery, our experts will discuss em português the forces shaping Portuguese identity. Venha praticar seu português! 

Sponsors:  European Studies Center and European Union Center; In-conjunction with: Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and Jean Monnet Center at Florida International University


Lemann Fellows Spring Workshop

April 11, 2017
2:00 PM
ISB 101

Presentations by the 2016-2017 Lemann Graduate Fellows: 

John Bennet Soileau, Anthropology
The Forest, the Trees, or the People: the Quilombolization of an Amazonian Peasantry in a post-NGO era of “Sustaininability”

Juan Andrés Suarez Ontaneda, Spanish & Portuguese
Performing the Diaspora in Brazil: the Black Experimental Theater and its Search for a Racial Language in mid-twentieth Century in Rio de Janeiro

Thaís R. S. de Sant’Ana, History
Between Nature and Nation: Manaus and the Making of Modern Brazil

Lenore Matthew, Werner Baer Fellow, Social Work
Informal work and the “second shift”: How Informally Employed Mothers in Brazil Experience the Double Burden of Work and Care


The War on Facts: Costs and Casualties

April 13
5:00 pm
Gregory Hall, Rm 223

Disinformation, “alternative facts” and the Trump administration’s battle with the mainstream media all will be topics in a panel discussion, “The War on Facts: Costs and Casualties,” April 13 at the University of Illinois. The event will feature a Washington, D.C., news correspondent and four College of Media faculty members. The panel is being held as the first Karin and Folke Dovring Seminar on Propaganda.

Sponsor: College of Media

Upcoming Events
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edward Madigan Lab, Rm 350b
Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty

The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW)
SILMW is an annual intensive language institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that focuses specifically on teaching critical languages spoken in the Muslim World.

At SILMW 2016 we are offering the following languages:

  • Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek, Wolof

SILMW is an eight-week program divided into two four-week semesters. The institute is designed to provide students with a holistic language learning experience complete with instruction, cultural activities and opportunities for language practice. Students enrolled in the entire eight weeks of SILMW will receive the equivalent of two semesters of instruction, up to 10 credits over the course of the summer! 

Global Studies Association of North America 2017 Conference (Application Deadline May 10)
The “Global Social Movements: Left and Right” discussion will occur June 14-16, 2017, with key speakers: Carl Boggs, Doug Kellner and William I. Robinson.

Now accepting 100-word abstracts by May 10, 2017 on all topics examining aspects of globalization. Send your abstract, full name, affiliation, and current email address in the body of an email to Jerry Harris at

Major/Minor in Global Studies
Global Studies majors develop the interdisciplinary knowledge and intercultural skills necessary to analyze and solve contemporary world problems. The Global Studies major fosters respect for diverse ways of living and commitment to sustainability through coursework, advanced language acquisition and study abroad.  The competencies established through the major prepare students for careers in business, communications, education, immigration, international affairs, law, public health and sustainable development.
Tuesday, April 11, 2pm – 3pm
Friday, April 21, 1pm – 2pm

All information sessions are held at LAS Global Studies, 703 S. Wright Street, 3rd floor (above Women's Resources Center)

L.A.S. Global Studies Information sessions for Minor In Global Markets And Society, Certificate In International Development, and Certificate In Global Health
The Minor in Global Markets & Society teaches about interdependent relationship between businesses, governments & individuals. You will study topics such as corporate social responsibility, fair trade, global supply chains, and sustainable business practices, among others.

The Certificate in International Development is ideal for students interested in careers in development & poverty reduction. You will complete courses on development theory and poverty interventions.

The Certificate in Global Health is ideal for students interested in health professions. You will study courses on global provision and global health interventions.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships: Now Accepting Applications 
The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge of languages and cultures not generally included in U.S. curricula. More broadly, Fulbright-Hays programs aim to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through educational and cultural exchange.

Music and Class - Call for Papers
This symposium will be hosted by the Illinois Student Association of Music Scholars (ISAMS) and will explore how class in all its various cross-cultural manifestations, music, and related expressive culture are intrinsically intertwined in such a way that a critical look at one can tell us more about the others.

The call for papers encourages proposals from graduate students across the nation on a variety of creative mediums including music, visual art, performance art, dance, film, poetry and literature. Topics can include but are not limited to issues surrounding gender, race, ethnicity, and other markers of social identity as they intersect with class.

The symposium will be held over a day and a half in the Music Building and will include a keynote address by Dr. Gillian Rodger (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) in Smith Hall. ISAMS hopes to raise funds to help defray the cost of this exciting endeavor. As a registered organization, we will be applying for funding help from SORF; however, this aid will only cover a portion of the expenses, which include travel and accommodations for Dr. Rodger, programs, and other such incidentals.

April 21- 22

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International Studies Research Lab (Application Deadline May 1)
The Center for Global StudiesInternational and Area Studies Library, and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will host an International Studies Research Lab (ISRL) this summer for community college faculty interested in expanding global studies curricular and library offerings at their home institutions.  This summer research opportunity is open to all community college instructors and administrators who wish to spend time on the University of Illinois campus during the designated workshop dates to update and create curricular materials.  Community college librarians interested in creating curricular support materials and bibliographies are also encouraged to apply.

Participants have the opportunity to access the world-class International and Area Studies library resources and to work one-on-one with international reference specialists during their time on the Illinois campus.  The Lab will run from July 16 – July 29, 2017. Participants may spend any amount of time during these dates on campus. Housing and parking will be available as is the possibility of a $1,000 honorarium for participants.  For more information go to: or if you have questions, please do not hesitate to drop us a note at