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Political Science & Law​

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Watch Theory Become Practice in Courtrooms and Politics

Bring your political science and legal studies to life on one of 80+ CIEE programs. Whether it's coursework on international relations, public policy, criminal justice, or law, you'll explore what drives change in governments on a global scale from those who've lived it and study politics firsthand in your country or region of interest.

From gaining experience in humanitarian, commercial, business, or criminal law in globally competitive and culturally unique legal systems to developing a deeper understanding of peace and conflict in regions like Asia and the Middle East, studying political science and law abroad will broaden your perspectives on the world.

Whether you're a pre-law student or preparing yourself for a successful career in politics, your international study of political science and law will help you earn credits toward your degree while bolstering your skill set with global competencies essential for your future.

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Political Science & Law​ Study Abroad Programs

Discipline
City
Term

90 Programs Found

Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Study Program
  • Multi-Location Offering
  • Part-Time Internship

Our Open Campus Block program allows you to start studying in Buenos Aires, then study in two other countries in one term.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Volunteering
Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Spend your summer in Buenos Aires - the Paris of South America – and immerse yourself in its rich heritage while studying contemporary culture at our Global Institute.

Program Interests
  • Big City
Sydney
  • Sydney, Australia
AACSB and EQUIS ✓
  • Study Program

Choose from hundreds of courses offered in English at University of New South Wales’ suburban Sydney campus.

Program Interests
  • AACSB-Accredited
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Life by the Sea
  • Volunteering
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  • Sydney, Australia
  • Study Program
  • Multi-Location Offering
  • Part-Time Internship

Our Open Campus Block program allows you to start studying in Sydney, then study in two other countries in one term

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
  • Volunteering
Sydney
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Study Program

Take in the urban beat of the Southern Hemisphere’s hub of business and industry during study abroad this summer

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
  • Volunteering
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  • Santiago, Chile
AACSB and EQUIS ✓
  • Study Program

Slip into life at a slower pace in Chile

Program Interests
  • AACSB-Accredited
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Mountains to Hike
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  • Santiago, Chile
New for Spring '25
  • Study Program

Enjoy a semester in Santiago taking courses at any (or all) of our three, Latin American-leading partner universities.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Mountains to Hike
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  • Santiago, Chile
  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Spend your summer in Santiago and explore the heritage of this Latin American nation while studying contemporary culture at our Global Institute.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Mountains to Hike
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  • Beijing, China
Program suspended
  • Study Program

The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the Olympic Stadium are just some of the awesome historic sites that will amaze you

Program Interests
  • Ancient City
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
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  • Beijing, China
Program suspended
  • Study Program

If immersion and great instruction isn’t enough, awe-inspiring icons like the Great Wall and Forbidden City should do the trick – and make this an experience you’ll always remember.

Program Interests
  • AACSB-Accredited
  • Ancient City
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Language Immersion
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  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Explore on foot and on a student budget, the city abounds with festivals, live music, galleries, food markets, cafés and much more.

Program Interests
  • Ancient City
  • Host Institution
  • Small City
Prague river bridge sunset
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Your trip to Prague will be one you’ll treasure forever

Program Interests
  • Host Institution

Benefits of Studying Political Science & Law​ Abroad

Compare U.S. law

to other countries’ legal systems. 

Stand out from the rest

with international experience on your resume. 

Set the stage

for a career in international law with a specialization. 

Sample Political Science & Law​ Courses

Business Law

  • Law in Economics and Business
  • Tort Law for Business
  • Comparative Real Estate Law

Public Law

  • European Law
  • Roman Law and Common Law
  • Public Law in Tourism

Humanitarian Law

  • International Humanitarian Law and Cyber Conflicts
  • International Commercial Law

Frequently Asked Questions About Political Science & Law​ Study Abroad

Yes, you can absolutely study political science abroad – and you should! CIEE offers nearly 90 political science study abroad programs designed to expose you to different political systems, cultures, and perspectives, enhancing your understanding of global affairs and comparative politics. 

Taking your political science studies global also allows you to observe how foreign governments function, witness political discourse and civic engagement, and develop cross-cultural competencies essential for careers in international relations, public policy, or diplomacy.

If you’re wondering how to study law abroad, you’re in luck as we have three easy steps so you can get on your way:

  1. Step 1: Explore CIEE’s law study abroad programs and select your favorites  
  2. Step 2: Meet with your study abroad office to ensure your credits will transfer  
  3. Step 3: Start your application

You can study law abroad with CIEE, both inside and outside of the classroom, by completing relevant courses, internships, volunteering, going on excursions, and more. Additionally, students may be able to complete independent research on a more specific law-related topic of their choosing.  

Explore all CIEE law study abroad programs.

While “the best” places to study abroad for political science are quite subjective, here are a few countries we offer political science study abroad programs that students love year after year:

While the best law study abroad programs is quite subjective, we can provide you with a list of our most popular study abroad programs for law students:

Across any of these programs, students can complete a variety of law courses that hone in on their interests related to law. Additionally, students may have the option to intern at a local organization, volunteer, or complete independent law research.  

In general, CIEE programs titled: ‘Arts + Sciences,’ ‘Liberal Arts,’ ‘Business + Culture,’ and ‘Semester In’ will likely offer law courses, but we advise students to check the Course Information section on each specific program page to ensure there are law courses offered that interest them.  

Put simply, yes! You can absolutely study abroad as a political science major. In fact, it’s recommended that political science majors study abroad to broaden their understanding of global politics and enhance their resume with global experience.

To study abroad, follow these three simple steps:

  1. Explore CIEE political science & law study abroad programs and pick your favorites
  2. Meet with your study abroad office to ensure your course credits will transfer
  3. Start your application 

Yes! CIEE awards more than 13 million a year in scholarships and grants for nearly all of our study abroad programs, including our political science study abroad programs. Whether you want to study the Baltic region’s role in European politics in Estonia or the politics of Western Africa in Ghana, we may have special discounts available to you.

To see if you qualify for our need-based grants, merit scholarships, and other financial awards, complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your CIEE application

aw students will be excited to discover there are many benefits of pre-law study abroad and law school study abroad to advance their education. A few of the top benefits of studying abroad include:

  • A comprehensive understanding of diverse legal systems  
  • A world-class education on comparative and international law
  • Extensive networking opportunities with law professionals and peers
  • An increase in cultural awareness, resulting in a fresh global perspective
  • A noticeable improvement in their adaptability, independence, and confidence

Read more: Why Study Abroad? Top 7 Benefits of Studying Abroad in 2024

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