August 1-25, 2023

The Globalization Program is VIU’s education program for Bachelor's and Master’s-level students in VIU’s member institutions. The program brings together talented, motivated students in a truly multicultural, international, and interdisciplinary environment. Students enjoy a powerful learning experience in which they develop their capacity for critical thinking, working across disciplines, creatively embracing new ideas.

In 2022 VIU introduced a Summer Session of the Globalization Program with the aim of extending the opportunities to study and teach at VIU. Through this opportunity, VIU will also serve the needs of those students who otherwise face barriers to participation during the semester-long programs. 

Courses will be delivered through interactive forms of tuition (seminars, discussions, presentations, etc.), to foster group work and to mix nationalities and students from different disciplines. The number of students per class may vary from 10-20.
Each course consists of 40 hours of tuition including a virtual component that will be held before the beginning of the program (July 1-30, 2023).
The aim of the virtual component is to facilitate interaction before and after the program and strengthen the network among the participants.
The virtual component may include online classes/presentations/discussions and asynchronous activities, facilitating collaborative online learning exchange and teamwork.


The following courses have been approved for the 2023 Summer Session:


Food Environments, Nutrition and Health
Xikombiso Mbhenyane, Stellenbosch University


Interactive Data Visualization
Ate Poorthuis, KU Leuven


Decolonizing Science
Musarrat Maisha Reza, University of Exeter


The Play of Water in the Mediterranean
Adriana de Miranda, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia


Africa: Postcoloniality and the Modern World
Schalk van der Merwe, Stellenbosch University


Romantic Love in Japan and Europe
Adrian Pinnington, Waseda University



Application from students will be accepted: April 15 - May 15, 2023. 
Deadline extended until May 25, then rolling admission for the last available places.