The Department encourages students to consider studying abroad for one semester or a full year.
If, under a program approved in advance by the Office of International Programs, 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.
Juniors in the Classes of 2018 and later, who study abroad in their junior fall, will participate in the plenary component remotely and work with an advisor assigned by the Department instead of participating in the small group component. They usually complete the same set of assignments as juniors on campus, and will be required to submit a research prospectus. In the Spring term, students who study abroad will write a junior paper under the supervision of a Politics faculty member who will advise them remotely.
Additional information is available at the Office of International Programs.
Study Abroad Advisor, Amaney Jamal, can answer any questions regarding the Program.