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: Summer 2021
Contact: Dr. Yalem Teshome – yalemt@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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Students riding bikes on street in China.

The Rise of China & its Global Impact

It cannot be denied that China has become one of the primary players on the world stage. Join this virtual course to gain a working understanding of China, Chinese people, the land, business practices, agriculture, economy, and culture.

Course Type: Web conferencing
Enrollment: AGRI 310/BSAD 491 (3 credits)
Term: Summer 2021
Contact: Jon Kerrigan – jkerrigan2@unl.edu,
Chandra Schwab - chandra.schwab@unl.edu

This program is a collaboration between the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the College of Business.

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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 three conflict resolution case studies in three countries that are in very different stages of the process: Ireland, Syria, and Iraq. 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

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Students at cemetery in Wilber, NE.

Searching for Freedom, Belonging and Hope: Lessons from Central Europe to the Heartland of America

Examine the culture, politics, and institutions of Central Europe and the U.S. Heartland alike, and learn leassons merging these local and global perspectives.

Course Type: In-person with regional travel
Enrollment: MODL 291/UHON 298H (3 credits)
Term: Summer 2021
Contact: Dr. Hana Waisserova – hwaisserova2@unl.edu,
Dr. Patrice McMahon – pmcmahon2@unl.edu

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

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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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Student listening to presentation in conference room.

Exploring International Careers and Global Employers

Explore international careers and connect with global employers who have locations in Nebraska. Participate in virtual site visits with employers and develop an action plan to prepare for a global workplace.

Course Type: Web conferencing course, with the possibility of later in-person travel
Enrollment: MNGT 398 (1 credit)
Term: Summer 2021
Contact: Dr. Chris Timm – ctimm1@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

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Students riding bikes on street in China.

The Rise of China & its Global Impact

It cannot be denied that China has become one of the primary players on the world stage. Join this virtual course to gain a working understanding of China, Chinese people, the land, business practices, agriculture, economy, and culture.

Course Type: Web conferencing
Enrollment: BSAD 491/AGRI 310 (3 credits)
Term: Summer 2021
Contact: Chandra Schwab – chandra.schwab@unl.edu,
Jon Kerrigan – jkerrigan2@unl.edu

This program is a collaboration between the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the College of Business.

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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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Ethiopian food.

Exploring International Cuisines of Lincoln

Learn about Lincoln’s different cultural populations and their cuisines. Students will listen to lectures from local chefs about the cultural significance of their food, and learn to make their favorite dishes in a UNL kitchen.

Course Type: In-person
Enrollment: NUTR 457 (2 credits)
Term: Summer 2021
Contact: Dr. Georgia Jones – gjones2@unl.edu,
Jim Benes – jbenes@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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Outside of Louvre Museum.

Engineering in French Culture

Dive into French history, culture, and how these have contributed to scientific and engineering technical achievements.

Course Type: Web conferencing
Enrollment: ENGR 490 (3 credits)
Term: Summer 2021
Contact: Dr. Carl Nelson – cnelson5@unl.edu

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Group of students with teachers in Jordan.

Teamwork, Leadership, and Dynamic Programming

Work in inter-disciplinary (and inter-cultural) teams to solve interesting computational problems and learn about effective teamwork.

Course Type: Web conferencing
Enrollment: ENGR 490 (3 credits)
Term: Summer 2021
Contact: Dr. Ryan Patrick – rypat@unl.edu,
Dr. Tareq Daher – tdaher2@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

Engage with local experts and organizations that are working to support rural areas, such as Prairie Pines, 4-H, and UNL Extension. Contribute and work with the leaders of Lincoln Calling, a symposium focused on local innovation, art, music, and community development.

Course Type: In-person
Enrollment: (3 credits)
Term: Fall 2021
Contact: Ash Eliza Smith – ash.e.s@unl.edu

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Student filming a video on an IPad.

Immersive Storytelling in Coastal Carolina: Sea Breeze Bop City

Explore the rich history of Sea Breeze, North Carolina, a Jim Crow-era beach community where Black people owned the land and all the businesses, giving people of color from up and down the east coast a rare chance to recreate along the seashore.

Course Type: U.S. travel
Enrollment: EMAR 391 (3 credits)
Term: Summer 2021
Contact: Ash Eliza Smith – ash.e.s@unl.edu

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Black Lives Matter sign.

Black Lives Matter and the Media: A Global Movement

Examine mass media's coverage of the impact of a worldwide crusade against violence, systematic racism and police brutality towards Black people. After laying a foundation of racial inequality in the U.S., learners will investigate and consider social issues, systemic racism and inclusion movements in Canada, Ecuador, Germany, Japan, South Africa and others.

Course Type: Web conferencing
Enrollment: JOMC 291 (3 credits)
Term: Summer 2021
Contact: Trina Creighton – tcreighton2@unl.edu,
Marnie Nelson – mnelson38@unl.edu

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Students listening to speaker at Robben Island.

Colonialism & Racial Injustice in Kenya & South Africa

Engage with historical and present-day issues of racial injustice and oppression in Kenya and South Africa. Learn about the responses to these social injustices across various artistic expressions and media outlets through interactions with local artists, media practitioners, and academics in art, music, film and drama.

Course Type: Online
Enrollment: JOMC 491/891 (3 credits)
Term: Summer 2021
Contact: Dr. Dane Kiambi – dane.kiambi@unl.edu

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Student taking pictures at community center.

Passport LNK: Exploring and engaging diverse cultures

Explore the many world cultures represented in Lincoln’s vibrant communities of refugees and immigrants through a variety of hands-on experiences. Learn why they came, what they offer and how aspiring communicators and storytellers can engage them.

Course Type: In-person
Enrollment: JOMC 291 (3 credits)
Term: Summer 2021
Contact: Michelle Hassler – mhassler3@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

Students at cemetery in Wilber, NE.

Searching for Freedom, Belonging and Hope: Lessons from Central Europe to the Heartland of America

Examine the culture, politics, and institutions of Central Europe and the U.S. Heartland alike, and learn lessons merging these local and global perspectives.

Course Type: In-person with regional travel
Enrollment: MODL 291/UHON 298H (3 credits)
Term: Summer 2021
Contact: Dr. Hana Waisserova – hwaisserova2@unl.edu,
Dr. Patrice McMahon – pmcmahon2@unl.edu

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

Learn More & Register Watch a Video