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Global Course Connections (GCC)

Global Course Connections (GCC) programs include two components: an on-campus course during winter semester and a 3-4 week off-campus field experience that takes place during the following summer. The field experience is a short extension of the on-campus course during which particular themes and topics introduced on campus are explored.

Funding

LSA Study Abroad Scholarship

Students should apply for the LSA Study Abroad Scholarship at the same time they apply for the program. Scholarships are granted based on financial need and may only be applied to one program per spring/summer period. Click here for more details!

GCC Grant

All LSA Pell Grant recipients who participate in GCC can receive the GCC Grant. The grant pays the entire program fee for GCC, but they must apply for the LSA Study Abroad Scholarship. Applicants will also be considered for other scholarships that cover travel expenses. All LSA students who are not Pell Grant recipients should apply to be considered for scholarship assistance for the GCC program fee and travel expenses. To apply, go to the LSA Scholarship Website: lsa.umich.edu/scholarships

Non-LSA Pell Grant recipients students may be eligible for similar funding through their college or through external scholarships. 

2018-2019 GCC Offerings

GCC Brazil—Theatre and Incarceration

Learn how theatre can support community dialogue and social change.

GCC China—Research in Educational and Cross-Cultural Settings

Compare Chinese and American educational models and values.

GCC Canada—French Language

Students will explore Quebecois identity of past and present and will gain transcultural competence through an accessible “near abroad” program and immersion with a francophone host family.

GCC Germany — Art of Music

Deepen your understanding of how music takes its place in the fabric of a city and how it becomes an archive of its history.

GCC Japan — Environmental Encounters in Japan: Past,
Present, Prospect

examines concepts of nature and histories of the environment in Japan. How have people living on the Japanese archipelago interacted with the land, seas, and biota from the time of the Tokugawa shoguns to the Fukushima meltdown?

GCC Korea — College Life in Seoul

Much of the program experience will be devoted to explorations of the campus and the city through a number of excursions to places and events that may include: a K-pop concert, the Demilitarized Zone, NGOs like People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, and a local multicultural festival.

GCC Morocco — Peace and Nonviolence in Islamic Cultures

The GCC will focus on medieval mosques, seminaries, palaces, and homes in Morocco. Students will study the provenance of these physical structures as well as the ways that the spaces were used by performers and their audiences.

GCC Peru—Indigenous Communities and Globalization

Travel with your professor and classmates to Cusco, Peru and surrounding communities for a breathtaking learning experience high in the Andes Mountains.

GCC United Kingdom — International Perspectives on Health & Health Care

Students will explore the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, a form of nationalized health care, in London for 3 weeks.