As a student in Political Science, you will have numerous opportunities to study abroad. In past years, Political Science faculty members have led study abroad trips to destinations such as Germany, London, and Israel/Palestine. Future study abroad opportunities are being planned, including a trip to Amsterdam led by Professor Anthony Molina focused on Law, Politics, and Policy in the Netherlands.
The department of Political Science also participates regularly in the Florence Summer Institute as well as has a semester-long program called Destination Florence, where a cohort of political science majors go together. Florence is a comprehensive academic and cultural program. In addition to completing a full course load, students have many opportunities to get acquainted with Florence and Italy. Open to all students and included in the program fee are activities introducing Italian life and culture.
Political Science students may also be interested in the Geneva Program. Through a partnership with Webster University, students have the opportunity to live, learn, and intern in Switzerland. Internship opportunities range across international NGOs and academic opportunities span several content areas. This amazing experience is not limited to Geneva, however, as participants have time to travel and explore. Visit the Office of Global Education’s website for more information.
Furthermore, Kent State has international partnerships with well over 100 universities around the world. Find your passion, locate a spot on the globe, and become an agent for global change.
Below are some testimonies from our study abroad options:
"The benefits of a political science major studying in Florence are huge. I was really interested in the student protests that were happening while I was there, and it was a great opportunity to research. Also, my classes were great!" - Grace Goodluck, Political Science Major, Florence Summer Institute, 2017
"Nothing could prepare myself for how much Geneva would come to change
In addition to the programs mentioned above, others are offered across the university. Please contact the Office of Global Education, Van Campen Hall, for more information (330-672-7980) or visit their website.