Political science

Stepping outside the U.S. to study political science will allow you to gain a broader point of view regarding international relations and foreign policy. Studying abroad is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in a new environment and observe diverse approaches to political systems. This first-hand experience will deepen your understanding of the field and provide you with global perspective.

Recommended programs

Politics and Society in Central Asia

Earn three credits in political science or public affairs as you hear from practitioners, scholars and ordinary people about the political, economic and societal challenges facing Kyrgyzstan and how the government and the international community are working to address them. Available political science credit on this program:

  • POL_SC 4004 (cross-listed with Peace Studies and Public Affairs)

Policies and Institutions of the European Union

Visit key institutions and meet with officials in the European Union Commission by participating in the faculty-led program to Brussels, Belgium. In addition to the study abroad experience, you will take an eight-week online course during the second half of the spring semester prior to the start of the program. Available political science credit on this program:

  • POL SC 4670 (cross-listed with Public Affairs and Agribusiness Management)

CEA: Full Curriculum in Prague

Select from more than 100 different courses taught in English at Anglo-American University, the Czech Republic’s oldest private university. Take classes with students from more than 50 countries in the breathtaking Thrun-Taxis Palace, just steps away from Prague’s historic and beautiful Old Town Square and the famous Charles Bridge.

IES Abroad: European Union

Study politics, economics, business and international relations in a unique and unforgettable way in Freiburg, Germany. This program features an integrative seminar that incorporates approximately 21 days of field study to travel to numerous countries inside and outside of the EU to help develop your understanding of the EU, its history and its institutions. A three-credit research course is available.

SRAS: Diplomacy and International Relations at MGIMO in Moscow

Study alongside Russia’s future political and business leaders in Europe’s largest city, thriving with many nongovernmental organizations, museums and cultural institutions. Choose from courses in Russian language, economics, international relations, business or law.

SRAS: Policy and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space in Kyiv

Based in Kyiv, a political, economic and cultural hub, this program also explores the countries of Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia. You will enroll in 16 credits that focus on post-Soviet topics and Russian language. A research project option is available for graduate students.

Global Mizzou Internships

Spend your summer interning in London while earning academic credit. Make professional connections and apply classroom knowledge in a real-world setting while improving your cross-cultural communication skills and gaining the flexibility, confidence and independence needed to navigate a foreign culture. Eight-week placements available for all majors. Recommended locations for political science:

  • London
  • Rome

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