Global Learning Program visits with non-governmental organization in Ceuta, Spain

Global Learning Program

First-year students: In your fall semester, apply for the Global Learning Program.

The Global Learning Program (GLP) Tutorials for first-year students are spring semester courses that explore specific themes on global issues. The courses are interdisciplinary, so you’ll learn from a pair of Grinnell faculty from different disciplines on campus and travel with them during a break. The GLP incorporates or culminate with global experiences that take you to two or more countries, regions, or ecosystems for a total of 3+ weeks!

Program Details

Cost – One obligatory program fee is charged to participant’s account and is based on student need. The GLP is heavily subsidized, so generous scholarships are available. And the program is geared toward first-years who have not had many opportunities to travel. 

Prerequisites – The first-year GLP tutorials have no prerequisites.

Duration – The course is one semester long and the global site visits total about three weeks.

Time of year – The GLP on-campus portion takes place spring semester. The travels could take place at one time in the summer or be broken into multiple segments, such as for the duration of Grinnell’s two-week spring break, plus a summer portion.

On-Site Arrangements – Depending on where you are in the world, these arrangements will vary.

  • Accommodations can include hostels, hotels, homestays, university residence halls, and apartments.
  • Ground transportation can be buses, trains, or taxis but a lot of the transportation is simply on foot. Pack your walking shoes!
  • Local visits while traveling are abundant. Outings in each location in the itinerary will be prescribed by your faculty leaders so that they complement the course theme and syllabus. You receive exposure not only to your faculty leaders’ expertise, but also to the host cultures’ native lecturers and experts.

For more information, contact Susie Duke, associate director of the GLP in the Institute for Global Engagement.

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