Swansea University in Wales
The programs listed below are based at foreign universities with comprehensive Political Science or Government departments, are short-term faculty-led programs, or offer course work designed for study abroad program participants.
While we suggest you look at these highlighted programs first, feel free to browse the programs section of the Study Abroad website, explore an online directory of study abroad programs, and consult materials in the Study Abroad Resource Room.
Iowa Regents Semester in Newcastle
Iowa Regents Semester in Tasmania
The Iowa Regents Semester in Australia offers undergraduate students an opportunity to study for a semester at the University of Newcastle or the University of Tasmania. Participants are fully integrated academically and socially with their Australian peers.
USAC Spanish and Latin American Studies in Santiago
This group program allows students to experience the culture and physical beauty of Chile through study in specially designed courses combined with family home stay and some program travel. Classes are held in classroom space in the downtown campus of Universidad Andrés Bello. Participants are allowed student privileges on campus through this affiliation.
Iowa Regents Semester in Ireland
University College Cork’s Politics program and its Government department are separate entities. The Politics program focuses on the issues that form politics, that in themselves are political: human rights, equality, the environment, justice, gender, and energy supply. This department draws on courses from the Government, Philosophy, and History departments to form its course.
The Government department teaches courses more specifically in politics and government in themselves, and less on the cultural aspects that form them. Of special interest is a "Certificate in Political Issues in Ireland Today," offered during the spring semester only.
USAC Business, Architecture and Italian Studies in Turin
Italian Studies Program, Turin, Italy: Offered as fall or spring semester, an academic year, as well as an intensive summer session at the University of Turin's Scuola di Amministrazione Aziendale, this program's curriculum is designed to address core degree requirements while providing a complement of courses with an international dimension.
Iowa Exchange Netherlands
Russia in the 21st Century: Language & Culture, or Contemporary Russia
This 7-week program is designed by the University of Iowa and the world renowned Moscow State University for International Relations (MGIMO), where students will study. It provides students with a comprehensive and balanced curriculum that combines classroom instructions with field trips, language partnerships, and extra curricular activities. Students take two courses (taught in English), "Russian Politics and Institutions in a Comparative Perspective" and "Russian Foreign Policy" taught by Russian professors. Everyone also takes a "survival" Russian Language and Culture course. The program yields 7 s.h. of credit
USAC International Business, Spanish, and Cultural Studies in Bilbao
The USAC program in Bilbao offers courses at every level of Spanish language study. Alternatively, students can take less language and choose from several courses taught in English to fill out their semester. Internship placements at libraries, small businesses, schools or service organizations can be arranged for students with an advanced language level in Bilbao. These practicas are un-paid, but convey elective academic credit.
CIEE Language and Society Program in Seville
This fall or spring semester program offers juniors and seniors an opportunity to examine Spanish Business management and economics in their political and socio-cultural context. The academic program combines business, economics and language coursework with visits to local businesses and industries. Informal internships are an option for participants with the requisite language proficiency and relevant skills.
Regents Semester in Scotland
The University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Studies maintains an international reputation for its instruction in the politics of the UK, as well as European and global politics and justice, and studies in International Relations, Social Anthropology, Social Work, Sociology, Canadian Studies, and South Asian Studies.
Regents Semester in Wales
At Swansea University, courses in politics are offered through the school of Politics & International Studies. The courses offered allow students to develop critical and analytical skills, as well as communication skills while studying how and why governmental systems operate the way they do, and the program asks students to consider their own opinions about politics and government.