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Study Abroad

Study Abroad

In an increasingly interdependent world and economy, becoming familiar with the world at large is important to careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Students majoring in Political Science often include study abroad as an integral part of their studies.  Some study abroad programs work quite nicely with the minor as well.  Study abroad is a key part of the department’s mission. We have one of the highest participation rates in the College of the Liberal Arts and the University as a whole.

Penn State supports a broad range of study abroad programs in just about every region of the world.  It is possible to study for a whole year, a semester, or a summer abroad.  In some programs, it is possible to combine study with internships as well.  The department works to create and sponsor programs which fit easily into our curriculum.

The department will work with you to find a program that fits your needs and minimize the difficulty in fitting your overseas courses into your major requirements. For additional information, please talk with your academic adviser or contact Gretchen Casper, our study abroad liaison at