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Study Abroad in Political Science

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After you go abroad:

Documents for Petitioning EAP or OAP Courses for the Political Science Major UPON RETURN :

Petition for Study Abroad Credit Upon Return (PDF) -- Returning students, complete one for EACH course you are petitioning.

Student Guidelines for Returning Abroad (PDF) -- Returning students, read and sign one copy only.

Courses may only be petitioned for the Political Science major once you have returned from studying abroad. If you have any questions regarding the petition process, please e-mail askpolisci@ucsd.edu.

Before you go abroad:

For deadlines, visit the Programs Abroad Office Calendar

Thinking of going abroad?

  • Contact the Programs Abroad Office at UCSD and obtain an Academic Planning Form.;
  • Once you have completed the form with the courses you plan to take while studying abroad, submit to the department (there is a box on the table in the lobby with instructions for submission of this form).
  • You will be contacted via your UCSD e-mail account when the Academic Planning Form has been completed by the department and is ready for you to pick up.

The Department of Political Science encourages its majors and minors to study abroad. Be sure to read how to transfer courses (PDF) to the Political Science major that you plan to take or have taken abroad.

Political Science students can study all over the world through the University of California’s Education Abroad Program (EAP) or UCSD’s Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP). Study the Politics of Development in Barbados or Ghana. Debate International Relations, Political Economy, and Security Studies with students in Canada, France, Hong Kong, or Turkey. Learn through recent historical events the effects of democratization, state-building, and political transformation in Chile, Mexico, or Vietnam. Gain a new understanding of how ethnicity and national identity influence politics in the Czech Republic or the Republic of Ireland.  The Programs Abroad Office website offers additional information for UCSD students planning to study abroad.