May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Global Field Study


  • Cheryl Lewis, Assistant Director of Global Engagement


  • The faculty who lead Preview and Global Field Study programs come from a variety of academic disciplines.

Overview of Programs

Preview Courses

Preview is a full semester course for first-year and new transfer students. The 2-credit course is offered in the Spring semester and integrates a week-long overseas field study during spring break as part of the curriculum. Applications in September are required for enrollment, and a travel fee is required in addition to course tuition.  Students must have a valid passport prior to Thanksgiving and be in good academic and disciplinary standing.

Global Field Study Courses

Global Field Study (GFS) courses are four-credit semester-long courses taken on the Glenside campus that include an additional off-campus field study, lasting between 1-4 weeks. GFS courses are open to Juniors and Seniors, with some open sophomores and graduate students. Courses may be offered in fall, spring, or summer sessions. Field study travel typically occurs in the middle or at the end of the course. Application is required for enrollment, and a special travel fee (variable by program) is required in addition to course tuition.