Global Seminars

While uncertainty about international travel persists due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PIIRS is committed to providing meaningful international opportunities for undergraduate students and is pleased to announce its “e-Global Seminars” and an African Studies Seminar for the summer 2021.

What is a Global Seminar? 2:02

Incredible Experiences, Memories That Last a Lifetime

Each seminar, open to 12 to 15 freshmen, sophomores and juniors, is led by Princeton faculty who have created a unique six-week program of study that can only be fully experienced by traveling to the city and country at the heart of its subject matter. Daily lectures by seminar faculty and guests, daily language classes, weekend excursions to sites relevant to the course and community service make up the course prospectus.

PIIRS Global Seminars were launched in 2007 with the collaboration of the Office of International Programs in an effort to increase study abroad opportunities for Princeton undergraduates, while encouraging service. To date, more than 800 undergraduates have participated in summer seminars in locations such as Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Europe, the Near East and South America.

We came to this city to study history. We will leave having witnessed it.
Mark Goldsten '18
Global Seminar in Thessaloniki, Summer 2015
Want to know what it's really like to participate in a PIIRS Global Seminar? Check out our blog where students pour out their hearts or at least share their day-to-day experiences on what it's like to live and study abroad.