College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Study Abroad Programs

The Department of Political Science offers students a number of different opportunities to experience politics firsthand in other nations. Our department has a reputation of sending students to study abroad programs that challenge students to think critically and become citizens of the world. 

Students abroad on the UAE/Dubai Trip

Vancouver, Winter Session 2019, Dates TBD

Led by Dr. Renford Reese, students will spend 6 days in Vancouver and 2 days in Victoria for an Alternative Spring Break to study International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). 

Participating students will sign up for PLS 3175: "International NGOs" in the the Fall Semester. This group will travel to Vancouver during Winter Break and will sign up for CLS 4820 "International Fieldwork" in the Spring Semester.

Students will create their own nonprofit organization in this class. This course will examine the missions of international NGOs such as Doctors Without Borders, MAP International, The Red Cross, The Salvation Army, World Vision, Habitat for Humanity, CARE, and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Approximate Cost: TBD
Program Cost: includes tuition, lodging, food, visa, student travel insurance. 

Financial aid is available for this program.

To learn more, visit the International Center's webpage on the Vancouver Spring Break. Deadline to apply to this program is September 15, 2018. 

London, Summer 2019, Dates TBD

*This experience may or may not be offered in 2018-2019.

Led by Dr. Renford Reese, this dynamic study abroad program will give students a superb opportunity to explore the history, culture, and development of the United Kingdom.

Approximate Cost: TBD
Program cost includes includes airfare, lodging, food, tours, insurance

Learn more about this study abroad opportunity

Past Study Abroad Programs

Netherlands/France/Belgium 2013

As part of a course on non-governmental organizations, Dr. Renford Reese took students on a European alternative-Spring Break trip. Students learned first hand what it was like to work for a NGO. They visited world-renowned organization and took in the sights in Europe. Learn more about the trips, student excursions, and student perspectives about the trip

Ghana 2007-2011

For a number of years, Dr. Renford Reese took students to the African country of Ghana for a summer study abroad program. Students spent 12 days in Ghana, with a 3-day layover in Dubai. Learn more about the trips, student excursions, and student perspectives about the trip.

Other Study Abroad Programs

The university offers a number of study abroad programs that are hosted by other majors. Visit the International Center's website to learn more about these programs. The International Council also provides a number of different links to financial aid for students who are spending time studying in other countries.