This course is for students who will be travelling on a scheduled Study Abroad trip and it to be taken in the term prior to the travel. Grades will be awarded following the trip and completion of related coursework. The course provides an introduction to global education and how it relates to today's students. The course consists of interdisciplinary topics designed to address areas of cultural, historical, and major political concepts and controversies that have developed in the target country(ies). Students will read literature and original documents from the target country and during travel will visit actual sites of historical and cultural significance. Students will be exposed to national, comparative, and international culture and politics. Service learning may be included.