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 2020



The first part of this Global Awareness course examines major historical events and turning points in Japan from ancient time to the present. The second part focuses on Japan's contemplative tradition, in particular Shintoism and Buddhism, in historical context. Students will conduct historical research, visit important historical sites and temples, and explore the relationship between contemplation and history. The travel experience will divide time between Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto and Koyasan.




This course explores the dynamics of civil society and social cohesion in Rwanda, focusing on women's social participation and leadership roles. In-country experiences will include lectures by Rwandan scholars on the peace and reconstruction process following the genocide. Students will visit development projects and spend hands-on time with women-led non-governmental organizations. Students will develop a strong understanding of the importance of women's leadership in civil society for healthy families and societies.


For more information, please contact:

Anna Lachkaya-Harris
Faculty-led Programs Coordinator