Global Experiences

Think Global. Stay local. Global Experiences

Students interviewing man at cultural center.

Through hands-on activities and coursework, interact with other cultures and countries without traveling abroad!

Choose from over 20 highly affordable online and in-person experiential learning programs in summer and fall 2021. These Global Experiences cover a variety of subjects and address compelling global challenges. Add a global experience to your portfolio so you are future and world ready!

*Images were taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic

Registration

  1. Find your Global Experience below and click on “Learn More & Register” to complete a quick registration in MyWorld.
  2. Register for the course in MyRED. (Some courses require a permission code, which you will receive after registering in MyWorld).

All Global Experiences offered in summer 2021 will have a special rate of $116.55/credit hour.

Because UNL will make arrangements and financial commitments on behalf of Global Experiences, the deadline to commit is 3 weeks prior to the course start date. There is no application fee or deposit, but if you withdraw after the commitment date you will be charged $100 via MyRED.

*To secure a spot in your preferred Global Experience, please register ASAP but no later than 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

Session Registration Dates
Term/SessionRegistration OpensPlease Register By*Commitment DateTerm/Session Start Date
Summer 2021: Pre-Session & 8-Week Session March 1 April 19 April 26 May 17
Summer 2021: 1st Five-Week Session March 1 May 10 May 17 June 7
Summer 2021: 2nd Five-Week Session March 1 June 14 June 21 July 12
Fall 2021 April 5 July 26 August 2 August 23
Chocolate bar.

Traveling with Chocolate from Mesoamerica to West Africa and to Nebraska

Learn about the historical, cultural, and economic dimensions of cocoa growing and chocolate production.

Course Type: Web conferencing & in-person
Enrollment: AGRI 310 (3 credits)
Term: Fall 2021
Contact: Dr. Yalem Teshome – yalemt@unl.edu, John Beghin - beghin@unl.edu

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Students on a safari in Botswana.

Field Guiding in Southern Africa

Get a live online introduction to conservation and ecotourism guiding in southern Africa.

Course Type: Web conferencing
Enrollment: NRES 492 (3 credits)
Term: Fall 2021
Contact: Dr. John Carroll – jcarroll2@unl.edu

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Statue of Liberty.

Becoming American: How Identities are Created and Re-Created

Reflect on the process, experience, and impact of “becoming American” and explore the tension that sometimes exists between embracing diversity and cultivating a shared American identity and culture.

Course Type: In-person with regional travel
Enrollment: MODL 291/UHON 298H (3 credits)
Term: Fall 2021
Contact: Dr. Nora Martin Peterson – npeterson10@unl.edu, Alexander Claussen – alexander.claussen@huskers.unl.edu

This program is a collaboration between the College of Arts & Sciences and the University Honors Program.

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Hands planting in garden.

Ethnographic Field School: Garden, Food, and Community Outreach with Yazidi Farmers

Learn about the Yazidi population in Lincoln, then conduct a small research project in partnership with Community Crops who run the Yazidi Farmer Outreach and Education program.

Course Type: In-person
Enrollment: GEOG 491 (3 credits)
Term: Summer 2021
Contact: Dr. Gwyneth Talley – gtalley@unl.edu,
Dr. Michael Shambaugh-Miller – mshambaugh-miller@unl.edu

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Students cooking food.

Food and Culture

Engage with a diverse set of foodways right here in our community! Examine how food behaviors are shaped by culture, and what anthropology, global studies and modern languages, as well other disciplines can offer to the study of food through a cross-cultural perspective.

Course Type: In-person
Enrollment: ANTH/GLST/MODL 214 (3 credits)
Term: Fall 2021
Contact: Dr. Taylor Livingston – tlivingston3@unl.edu,
Dr. Emira Ibrahimpasic – emira@unl.edu

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Graffiti wall about the conflict in Northern Ireland.

Negotiating Peace: From Conflict to Coexistence

How do violent conflicts end? Are conflicts ever truly resolved, or are they managed? In this 8-week course, you will cover two conflict resolution case studies in  countries that are in very different stages of the process: Ireland and Syria. You will gain negotiation experience through mock mediations and hear from guest lecturers who have had first-hand experience in peace negotiations and from individuals affected by conflict.

Course Type: Web conferencing
Enrollment: GLST 391 (3 credits)
Term: Summer 2021
Contact: Katelyn Kunzman – kkunzman@unl.edu
Dr. Emira Ibrahimpasic - emira@unl.edu

Students listening to speaker in Rwanda.

Global Startup Communities: An examination of entrepreneurship in Rwanda and the U.S.

Engage with the startup community in Lincoln, Omaha, and Kigali through presentations and activities delivered by entrepreneurs, venture financing organizations, new business development groups and more!

Course Type: Web conferencing
Enrollment: MNGT 398 (1 credit)
Term: Summer 2021
Contact: Dr. Sam Nelson – samuel.nelson@huskers.unl.edu, Mikki Sandin – mikki.sandin@unl.edu

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Skyline of a city in Brazil.

Virtual Brazil: Contemporary Business in Brazil including elements of Brazilian Culture

Examine Brazilian business, culture, history and politics; and their impact on customers in the Brazilian market today.

Course Type: Web conferencing
Enrollment: BSAD 491 (3 credits)
Term: Summer 2021
Contact: Dr. Rob Simon – rsimon2@unl.edu

Students teaching in classroom in Italy.

Comparative Education: Cross-cultural Perspectives in Teaching

Explore education and the work of teachers in different places around the world! Dive into the ways schools and school curriculum are connected with the culture; the day to day work of teachers; ways in which parents and families partner with schools; and addressing diversity.

Course Type: Web conferencing
Enrollment: TEAC 433/833 (3 credits)
Term: Summer 2021
Contact: Dr. Elaine Chan – echan2@unl.edu

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Stadium in Athens, Greece.

Exploring Greece in Lincoln, NE

In this course, students will be able to learn about how the ancient Greek athletes used nutrition to improve performance and how this practice has transcended to modern day athletic contests. Student will also learn about the culture and how to prepare traditional Mediterranean dishes from local chefs in a UNL kitchen.

Course Type: Web conferencing & in-person
Enrollment: NUTR 457 (2 credits)
Term: Fall 2021
Contact: Dr. Dennis Perkey – dperkey2@unl.edu,
Jim Benes - jbenes@unl.edu

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Street in Salvador, Brazil.

The Exploration of Brazil: The Impact of Systemic Racism on Families, Schools and Communities

Participate in a virtual cultural immersive experience focused on understanding the cultural diversity of Brazil from an Afro-Brazilian perspective.

Course Type: Web conferencing
Enrollment: CYAF 482a/882a (3 credits)
Term: Summer 2021
Contact: Dr. Paul Springer – pspringer3@unl.edu

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Students dancing in studio, lifting one student in the air.

Documentary Theatre Practice

Through workshops with international guest artists, hands-on experience, and opportunities to connect with diverse local collaborators, come together as actors, writers, and content creators to develop performances based on UNL’s Grand Challenges.

Course Type: Web conferencing & in-person
Enrollment: THEA 398 (3 credits)
Term: Summer 2021
Contact: Ann Marie Pollard – annmarie.pollard@unl.edu

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Lincoln, NE capitol building.

FLYOVER: Environmental Futures and Rural Speculations

Worldbuilding enables organizations, researchers and companies to envision preferred futures and outcomes. This course will participate in the Global Flyover Summit focused on rural-urban systems environmental futures and design fiction.

Course Type: In-person
Enrollment: EMAR 391: 3 credit hours OR 1 credit hour pop-up course
Term: Fall 2021
Contact: Ash Eliza Smith – ash.e.s@unl.edu

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Statue of Liberty.

Becoming American: How Identities are Created and Re-Created

Reflect on the process, experience, and impact of “becoming American” and explore the tension that sometimes exists between embracing diversity and cultivating a shared American identity and culture.

Course Type: In-person with regional travel
Enrollment: MODL 291/UHON 298H (3 credits)
Term: Fall 2021
Contact: Dr. Nora Martin Peterson – npeterson10@unl.edu, Alexander Claussen – alexander.claussen@huskers.unl.edu

This program is a collaboration between the College of Arts & Sciences and the University Honors Program.

Learn More & Register Watch a Video