Area Studies Centers Summer Global Teacher Seminars


Organized by the Area Studies Centers at The Ohio State University, the Summer Global Teacher Seminars are week-long seminars that aim to inform teachers about global issues and provide pedagogical training to help teachers incorporate new content into their curricula. Seminar themes are selected to align a timely topic with Ohio education content standards. Seminars deepen teachers’ understanding of an issue by going through detailed case studies from around the world, specifically Africa, East Asia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as providing teachers with solid foundational knowledge of the overall topic and instructional resources and materials.


Participating teachers receive:

  • Continuing Education Units (2.0 CEUs, 20 Contact hours)
  • Participation stipend for creating a full lesson plan
  • Resource guides
  • Curriculum materials
  • Pedagogical support

Typically, the seminars are held in June or July  Advertising for a program usually begins in the winter/spring and teachers who are interested in participating must complete an application. The application window for the 2023 seminar (July 17 – 21, 2023) is closed. Please check back later for information on future seminars. However, the Area Studies Centers frequently hold K12 teacher training events. You can find information about the Area Studies Centers and their programs via our Regions page.

Please visit the Seminars page for information on current, future, and past seminars.

Lastly, we have compiled extensive lists of resources, resource guides, and lesson plans on our Teacher Resources page.