Department encourages students to consider studying abroad for one semester or a full year.
If, under a program approved in advance by the Dean of the College, a Politics concentrator studies abroad for the equivalent of an academic year in Princeton , the Department will credit as departmentals as many as four courses in political science or related fields when they are taken at a foreign university. Normally, the Department is willing to substitute no more than one cognate and one departmental, or two cognates, for concentrators studying abroad for one semester.
Many Politics concentrators ask how they can meet independent work requirements and still spend junior year abroad. There are three ways to fulfill the junior paper requirements while overseas. The first (traditional) method is to have an adviser on campus and be in regular e-mail contact.
The second is to have a foreign scholar as an adviser. Princeton is committed to working with our foreign colleagues, and both the Department and students electing this option have had excellent experiences in the past with such arrangements. While there can be no guarantees, the Department is willing to work with every concentrator going overseas to see if it would be possible to arrange a foreign adviser.
The third possibility is to participate in a Woodrow Wilson School task force overseas, if there is space in these groups. Please contact the Study Abroad Adviser to learn more about this opportunity.
Additional information is available at the Study Abroad Program.
Study Abroad Advisor, Amaney Jamal, can answer any questions regarding the Program.