Global Study Tours

The best of all worlds!

Take Agnes Scott's incredible faculty, add a semester of in-depth study, and a 2- to 4-week travel experience, and what do you get? Global Study Tours, Agnes Scott's faculty-led programs! You will discover another culture in both an academic and first-hand context, building an appreciation for the world’s diversity and a better understanding of your own cultural values. 

Most of these multi-disciplinary international seminars consists of a two-credit-hour, on-campus course followed by an immersive travel experience during the summer. Destinations have included Benin, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, England, France, Gambia, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, New Zealand, Poland, Spain and Switzerland.

Programs for Spring Semester 2019


May 19, 2019 - June 1, 2019

Biology 215 takes an ecological approach to the study of marine organisms as exemplified in representatives in temperate, semitropical and tropical marine ecosystems. The course however is comprehensive in that it also covers the principles of physical oceanography, human impact on the marine environment and how we can learn to live with the sea through sustainable means.



May 13, 2019 - May 26, 2019

This faculty-led Global Study Tour is an introduction to China with the economy as the lens. It will explore how China's economy developed into what it is today, examine the challenges it faces in the near future, and explore what the growth of the Chinese economy means for the rest of the world. It will include travel to various cities in China, including Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai.



May 12, 2019 - May 28, 2019

Chile is a top site for astronomical observation, but one should always be aware of the social, cultural and natural context in which these observations take place. This course addresses how Chile, one of the most modern countries in Latin America, offers some of the best physical conditions on Earth for astronomical observations while the country’s people have confronted social and political challenges. Students will examine the value of natural resources to a country's economic, social and cultural identity; recognize the value of knowing a foreign language by experiencing it in its natural context; and relate the study of a foreign language to international scientific collaboration.


For more information, please contact:

Anna Lachkaya-Harris
Faculty-led Programs Coordinator