The University of San Francisco: Center for Global Education

USF student in class





USF in Austria (Salzburg)

The purpose of this program is to provide an intensive ten-day international experience for participants to explore pressing issues of global concern and to view such issues from a perspective both literally and figuratively outside the borders of the United States.  In this way, students will be exposed to the relationship between poverty, global responsibility, social justice, and sustainable development.  This program will make students more aware of global issues and of what it means to be a “global citizen”, more discerning in their assessment of information pertaining to world affairs, and more understanding of America’s place in the world as well as of non-Americans’ perception of the U.S.

Morning classes will explore social and global issues from a non-American perspective, including Mapping Ethnocentrism, The Role of Organizations in Globalization, and Creating Inclusive Societies.

Afternoons will include team projects, guest lectures, and cultural activities.

Live and attend classes in Schloss Leopoldskron, home to the famous Von Trapp family in the movie "The Sound of Music".

This 2-unit Special Topics Course is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

Information Meetings: February 4, 5pm-6pm ED 105 and February 5, 6pm-7pm, ED 105

Contact: Walt Gmelch,  or Noah Borrero,, 415-422-2204

Dates: May 30, 2014- June 9, 2014