The Global Seminars are six-week, credit-bearing courses that take place abroad. Seminars are led by University faculty who have created a unique program that can only be fully experienced by traveling to the country at the heart of its subject matter.

Each seminar features lectures by seminar faculty and guests, language classes, weekend excursions to sites relevant to the course, among other activities. Seminars are open to 12 to 15 Princeton undergraduates, including freshmen, sophomores and juniors. To date, more than 1,000 undergraduates and 57 faculty have participated in 65 seminars in 24 countries. Currently, PIIRS annually offers 7 to 9 Global Seminars. PIIRS invites faculty to submit proposals for summer 2025 Global Seminars, including the creation of new seminars or the enhancement and redesign of previously taught Global Seminars.


For 2025 Global Seminars, applications will be accepted by email to Trisha Craig beginning Monday, November 13, 2023, through Thursday, February 15, 2024. Decisions will be announced by Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

Preliminary Inquiries

We encourage interested faculty to contact PIIRS in advance of submitting an application to avoid duplication and to confirm that the proposal/site is feasible for summer 2025 Global Seminars. (Faculty are welcome to inquire about offering Global Seminars in 2026 and beyond.)

Have questions?

Trisha Craig can provide information on the application process.

Application Components