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.
Many Politics concentrators ask how they can meet independent work requirements and still spend junior year abroad. There are a couple ways to fulfill the junior paper requirements while overseas.
- Juniors in the Class of 2017 will work remotely via email (or Skype) with a Politics advisor as they write their junior paper. It may also be possible to participate in a WWS Task Force, if there is space in these groups. Please consult the Study Abroad Advisor to learn more about this opportunity.
- 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.
Additional information is available at the Office of International Programs.
Study Abroad Advisor, Amaney Jamal, can answer any questions regarding the Program.