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 coursework 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 the programs database, 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 (UTAS). Participants are fully integrated academically and socially with their Australian peers. Course listing are available on the University of Newcastle and UTAS websites.
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 stays 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. More information is available on the USAC website.
The Spanish Language, Ecological and Latin American Studies program is offered at two possible locations, Heredia or Puntarenas, in affiliation with the Universidad Nacional de Heredia. The program allows students to experience the culture and physical beauty of Costa Rica through study in specially designed courses combined with family home stays and some program travel. Students will expand their Spanish language skills through personal interaction with the host culture in the homestay setting, through field trips and optional tours, and in the classroom via accelerated study according to Tracks. The program offers a one week optional tour to northern Costa Rica and Nicaragua, or to Bocas del Toro in Panama, depending on the session. UI students earn resident credit on this program. More information is available on the USAC website.
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
Offered during the fall or spring semester, an academic year, or 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 complementary courses with an international dimension. More information is available on the USAC website.
Iowa Exchange Netherlands
Study for a semester or a year at Radbound University in the Netherlands alongside local students in regular classes and standard student housing. Though the language of instruction at Radboud University is Dutch, a number of classes throughout the curriculum are taught in English. Prior Dutch language is not required for participation.
Ewha Womans University Exchange in Seoul
This program offers students of all genders the opportunity to study at the world's largest female educational institute and one of the top universities in Korea for a semester, academic year, or calendar year.
Many courses are offered in English. Political science students can find major-related courses under "Social Sciences" on the Ewha English course offerings website. Students may also take courses to fulfill certain Gen-Ed requirements or participate in Korean language courses to fill their minimum 12 s.h. schedule. The program also offers students the chance to take part in cultural activities, such as sports events and field trips, that will help them immerse themselves in the culture and history of Korea while getting to know native Korean peers.
Ewha Womans University Summer Program in Seoul
This four-week program, hosted by the Ewha International Summer College (ISC), offers students of all genders the opportunity to study at the world's largest female educational institute and one of the top universities in Korea.
Students select two courses for 3 s.h. each, earning a total of 6 s.h. on the program. Knowledge of the Korean language is not necessary as courses are taught in English. Political science students may find major-related courses under the category "Politics and International Studies" on the Ewha summer course offerings website. Outside of classes, students have the opportunity to take part in cultural excursions and field trips to further immerse themselves in the culture and history of Korea.
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 unpaid, but convey elective academic credit. More information is available on the USAC website.
CIEE Language and Society Program in Seville
This semester program is designed for intermediate or low-advanced level students of Spanish interested in rapidly improving their language skills and in acquiring an understanding of the Spanish culture and its artistic, literary, historical or political traditions. Students' linguistic and cross-cultural development is enhanced by participation in community life, volunteer work, field trips and housing with Spanish-speakers in homestays.
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. The program asks students to consider their own opinions about politics and government.