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Global Intensive Experience

Interdisciplinary Global Learning and Engagement (IGLE)

Global Intensive Experiences (GIE) 

Global Intensive Experiences (GIE) feature courses that incorporate travel to international sites that are the focus of study during the semester. The courses center around a wide variety of topics such as culture, food, science, society, urbanism, literature, etc. from a global perspective. The 10 -14 day travel takes place during the Fall, Winter, or Spring breaks and is a requirement of the course, but eliminates students’ need to pay new tuition or fees.

For example, NEW 300, lnternational Cities is a three-credit course designed to expand the global awareness of New College students through intensive study of a major international city. Students spend the first several weeks of the course studying such areas as the history, political system, economy, geography, architecture, arts and culture of the city before visiting it during a break. During their visit, students build on what they have learned during the semester by exploring the city and experiencing its culture firsthand. Students produce projects that document their understanding of the city and its role in the world today.