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Political Science Study Abroad

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Study Political Science Abroad & Watch Theory Become Practice

Are you looking to study political science abroad? 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.  

Plan the journey that’s perfect for you by choosing between 60+ political science study abroad programs. No matter which program you select, you’ll prepare yourself for a successful career in political science!

Whether it’s exploring U.S.-China relations with the Great Wall nearby, developing a deeper understanding of peace and conflict in the Middle East, or gaining real-world work experience interning with the Australian Parliament, your international study of politics will broaden your understanding of the world.  


Political Science Study Abroad Programs


5 Programs Found

Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Study Program

People travel from all over the globe to dip into the cultural treasures here

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Language Immersion
amsterdam skyline at dusk
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Study Program
  • Multi-Location Offering

During this Open Campus Block program you’ll learn about the liberal and progressive policies of the Netherlands in CIEE catered course

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Bike Friendly
Lisbon city rooftops view from balcony
  • Lisbon, Portugal
New for January '25
  • Study Program

Spend your winter break learning about the cultural and political trends of the last century in Portugal.

Program Interests
  • Ancient City
  • Life by the Sea
lisbon portugal bell tower
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Study Program

Come explore Portuguese culture and history

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
edinburgh snowy calton hill
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
New for January '25
  • Study Program

Spend your winter break studying abroad in Edinburgh, the powerhouse of Scottish arts, culture, and education.

Program Interests
  • Life by the Sea
  • Small City

Benefits of Studying Political Science Abroad

Broaden your understanding

of international politics and the global political climate.

Stand out academically

by gaining international experience studying political science.

Gain a more holistic view

of political law, theory, methods, behavior, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions About Political Science Study Abroad

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 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 

While identifying the best countries to study abroad for political science is quite subjective, we can provide you with a list of some of the most popular places to study political science abroad, including:

Regardless of where you choose, we recommend that political science students study in a region that is of interest to them politically. This way you’ll absorb more relevant information to your major and/or specific concentration. 

If you’re wondering why you should study abroad as a political science major, check out these five key reasons:

  1. Deepen your perspective of global politics by gaining a more holistic view of the world
  2. Explore firsthand diplomatic relations between the U.S. and your respective study abroad country
  3. Complete political science coursework that otherwise wouldn’t be available to you at your home university
  4. Compare and contrast diplomatic processes, laws, and policies between nations
  5. Make friends from around the world and expand your global network by connecting with like-minded young professionals

Check out the overall benefits of studying abroad with CIEE.

Some of CIEE’s most popular political science study abroad programs include:

Explore all our political science study abroad programs.

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