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Faculty Staff International Travel Registration
Faculty are invited to work with Global Learning staff to imagine and develop programs rich in educational opportunity as well as operational simplicity and safety.  Faculty are expected to collaborate with Global Learning staff throughout the development process, which involves numerous meetings and communications.

World Citizen Seminars at Concordia
Program Format Descriptions
The Exploration Seminar is a one-week, non-credit, faculty-led program during fall or spring interim embedded in a supporting credit-bearing course that serves the goals and outcomes of global learning at Concordia College. The seminar can take students to several international or domestic learning sites or can foster immersive, community-based learning. Contingent upon the expectations and consent of the leaders, seminar applicants can include students not enrolled in the supporting course. However, to be eligible for an educational loan, students must enroll in the supporting course.

The May Seminar is a four-week, four-credit, faculty-led, disciplinary or interdisciplinary learning program during May that may include one or two weeks of on-campus instruction. The program allows students to take a departmental course that fulfills major/minor or core requirements in an off-campus context of cultural encounter and experiential learning that advances global learning goals and outcomes through practices such as excursions, homestays, and community-based  study. Seminar offerings vary in content, academic level, and pedagogy. They may include research, practical application, and comparative inquiry within either travel, study, or immersion-excursion formats.

The Portal Seminar is a four-week, one-credit, faculty-led interdisciplinary and integrative learning program during May that may include one week of on-campus instruction. Faculty mentor student teams in collaborative inquiry into contemporary questions and complex problems in real-life communities and environments. Learning occurs with the supports of an immersion-excursion institute in an international or domestic context rich in educational potential. A single-credit, 300-level course provides a low-cost and typically pass-fail structure for practical, experimental and discovery-oriented learning.

The World Work Seminar is a one-to-four-week, non-credit, faculty or staff-led, community-based service learning program during fall or spring interim or summer term. A World Work Seminar supports interdisciplinary and integrative learning in international or domestic contexts where students participate in an organized development activity that addresses identified needs of community partners. Students learn from direct interaction and cross-cultural dialogue with community partners. Students practice the dimensions and responsibilities of citizenship as they seek through applied classroom knowledge to respect and
enhance the communities where they work.