Netherlands, Utrecht

Global Citizenship Summer School

when 8 July 2012 - 10 August 2012
duration 5 weeks
credits 9.9 EC
fee GBP 3200

This unique collaborative programme allows students from around the world to spend the summer in two exciting European cities. Through the Global Citizenship Summer School students will have the opportunity to be part of a global classroom and examine the meanings of citizenship and cultural participation within the context of a globalized world. The programme consists of two collaborative modules through which students will develop a broader understanding of contemporary issues of global significance and have the opportunity to work on a number of different interdisciplinary projects. A series of excursions to museums, cultural events, and sites of interest is embedded as a core component of this highly participatory programme.

Students will spend the first half of the programme completing a two week module at City University London, titled "Global Citizenship: Conceptual Foundations and Topical Issues". In the London module students will explore a number of contemporary global issues and through these, consider if and how globalization and the global nature of our contemporary world have changed the responsibilities of citizens.

Following the London portion of the program, students will travel to Utrecht University where they will complete a second two week module. The Utrecht module, titled "Global Citizenship in a European Context", will focus on issues of cultural participation and transnational forms of citizenship and identity in a specifically European context. This module is taught with an emphasis on diverse forms of communication, including new and digital media, museums, film, television, photography and everyday media use

This course is open to students from universities all over the world and from all disciplines. The Global Citizenship Summer School is an intensive academic programme through which students will develop a broader understanding of contemporary issues of global significance, and will be asked to consider what it means to be a global citizen on many different levels. The classes are highly interactive, allowing students to participate in discussions, engage in debates, participate in class excursions, undertake a group project and present their findings to the class. Please note that to participate in this programme, students must complete two weeks of pre-reading prior to their arrival in London.

If you want to...

- have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other students from around the world, discussing timely global issues
- enjoy two fantastic cities, both inside and outside the classroom
- broaden your horizons
- develop your own notion of what it means to be a global citizen
- make yourself more marketable and set yourself apart in your future job searches, having spent four weeks analysing, discussing and problem-solving with other students from diverse backgrounds

...then the Global Citizenship Summer School is for you!

Course leader

Dr Kaja Shonick

Target group

This programme is designed to convene a diverse group of international undergraduates from within as well as outside of Europe to explore various aspects of global citizenship. Open to undergraduates and Masters students from all disciplinary backgrounds.

Course aim

Students will consider the importance and meaning of cultural participation, individual responsibility, and collective action in a globalized world and will develop their own conception of what it means to be a global citizen.

Fee info

GBP 3200: Course + course materials + housing


A limited number of scholarships are available for currently enrolled City University and Utrecht University students only. Priority consideration for scholarships will be given to students who submit their applications by 15 March 2011. For more informat

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