GCC: Global Course Connections
Participate in a field-based extension of selected U-M courses. Enroll for specific courses in either fall or winter, and then travel for 2-4 weeks with classmates to field sites where students will put into practice what they have learned in their course, receiving 1-2 additional credits for their site work. Instructor permission is required to register, and courses are offered through individual academic departments.
GCC programs offered for Winter 2014 (click the course title to go to the M-Compass page; click professors' names to email them):
GCC programs offered for Winter 2013 (closed):
Deadlines for all GCC applications are on December 15.
What Students Say
It was an incredible experience and I felt like I learned a lot about Chinese culture, education, and methods of educational research. I made some great friends with the people on the trip and I will always fondly remember the trips to the Great Wall and Xian. Professor Miller and Professor Cortina were very helpful and knowledgeable and they were a big part of why I had a great experience.
—Eric Peist, GCC China 2012: Research in Educational & Cross-Cultural Contexts
My travels yielded tremendous personal and academic rewards from which I will continue to benefit for years to come. In the rural town of Vytegra, Russia, my peers and I visited local museums, schools, and cultural centers in order to grasp the differences between the bustling urban centers like St. Petersburg and the history and culture of life in the Russian provinces. By conducting interviews with local townspeople, I had the opportunity to improve my Russian language skills and, equally important, forge authentic ties with interviewees.
—Daniel Chardell, GCC Russia 2012: The Russian Heartland
As an active campus leader, student, and researcher, my experiences in South Africa have granted me the opportunity to improve extracurricular and campus life in general. I will now be equipped with a holistic background and understanding of world health and the disparities various populations face.
—Ryan Jackson, GCC South Africa 2012: Examining Apartheid and its Aftermath