Programs by Major: Political Science + Traditional


ADELAIDE: Flinders University

Traditional | Adelaide, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@neu.edu)

Study Abroad opportunities allow you to live in a new city, enhance your career prospects, provide the opportunity for personal development, experience a different culture and meet new people without interrupting your studies or your career path.

You can spend a semester or a whole year at Flinders University and earn credit towards a degree in your own country. You can start your studies in either the first semester (March to June) or second semester (July to November), although if you are intending to come for a full year we suggest you start in semester one to give yourself a great choice of topics.

 

 


AMMAN: AMIDEAST

Traditional | Amman, Jordan

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Students enrolled in AMIDEAST’s Education Abroad Program in Amman will have opportunities to study all of these fascinating topics and more in a program based at AMIDEAST’s facilities in Amman’s Sweifieh district. AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program courses in Amman are taught by a select group of Jordanian professors from a variety of institutions in and around Amman. These lecturers possess a strong instructional experience in English-speaking environments. All faculty members have received post-graduate degrees from North American or European universities, or have spent considerable time at English-medium institutions as students, faculty members, visiting faculty or visiting researchers


AUCKLAND: University of Auckland

Traditional | Auckland, New Zealand

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

This program, on the north island of New Zealand, allows students to live and study in a cosmopolitan city with picturesque harbors, mountains, lakes, parks, and beaches just a short distance from the university. Students spend either the summer/fall or the spring/summer terms at the University of Auckland. The courses are offered mostly in the Arts & Sciences, but there are a variety of disciplines from which to choose. Students will also have access to all campus resources, including e-mail, campus activities, library facilities, and sports clubs.


BARCELONA: ASA – Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Traditional | Barcelona, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Why ASA Barcelona?

  • Live and study in the heart of Barcelona!
  • Take classes in English or Spanish in a variety of areas:  Spanish Language, Spanish Culture and History, Business, Economics, Finance, International Business, Marketing, International Relations, Political Science, Social Policy and Development, Geopolitics, Art History, Architecture, Photography, Literature
  • Barcelona is located in the Northeast corner of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea – close to the border of France
  • Easy travel to other major European cities from either of Barcelona’s two airports – both have low-cost airlines such as EasyJet or RyanAir
  • Choose between housing in a shared student apartment or with a Spanish host family – either way, you’ll live in the city center and within a reasonable distance from the university
  • Beaches are easily accessible from downtown Barcelona
  • Mild climate gives you an extended summer and early spring
  • Rich in art and culture
  • Breathtaking Modernist architecture throughout the city, left by architect, Antoni Gaudí

 

 


BELFAST: Queen’s University Belfast

Traditional | Belfast, Northern Ireland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

When you come to Queen's you'll be getting involved in one of the most exciting universities in the UK - as well as one of the biggest. With 23,000 students and 3,500 staff, the University is the size of a small town and supports a rich and diverse community. This means that the student experience encompasses much more than studying. You will discover many social, cultural, and sporting activities to integrate with the academic aspects of student life. NU study abroad students attend classes with British, Irish, and international students.


BERLIN: Freie Universität Berlin

Traditional | Berlin, Germany

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The FU-BEST (Berlin European Studies) Program seeks to educate responsible, global citizens by promoting intercultural sensitivity in a multi-faceted environment. The program aims to provide an intensive and diverse study abroad experience to its participants. Combining mandatory German language instruction and a varied menu of content courses taught in English and German, FU-BEST is intended to be an accessible opportunity to a wide range of potential participants. Using its concept of the “extended classroom”,  the program’s goal is to link high-quality academic instruction with a broader international experience, encompassing elements of culture, society, history, and politics, in Berlin, in Germany, and in (Central) Europe generally. Small classes and the availability of day-to-day guidance and support are designed to enable students to make the most of a unique educational opportunity.

This program offers an academic calendar consisting of two regular American-style Fall (September-December) and Spring (January-April) semesters, followed by the possibility of enrollment in the FU's Sommersemester (April-July) for students with German language skills at the upper-intermediate or advanced level.


BUDAPEST: CIEE

Traditional | Budapest, Hungary

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The program is intended for students who have an interest in Hungary and Central Europe, as well as political, social, and/or economic transformation from state control to democratic market-based systems. This program is very suitable for a student who would like to do volunteer work or an internship.


BUENOS AIRES: ASA – Universidad Belgrano

Traditional | Belgrano, Argentina

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Students with all levels of Spanish may study in Argentina through the Universidad de Belgrano. This program is open to all levels of Spanish ability. In addition to the traditional semester, students may elect to take an optional, month-long Spanish intensive course prior to the semester. Students have found the intensive course to be highly beneficial, as it will prepare you for your classes as well as daily life in Buenos Aires.

Why Buenos Aires?

  • Capital of Argentina
  • Multicultural, international city
  • Diverse shopping and dining
  • Numerous museums and historical sites
  • Easy access to other South American countries
  • Low cost of living
  • Volunteer opportunities

 


CAPE TOWN: CIEE – University of Cape Town

Traditional | Cape Town, South Africa

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Arts & Sciences Program
This program is appropriate for students from all academic disciplines who have a strong interest in learning about contemporary South African life and society and the forces that have created that society.

Program participants are required to enroll in at least one course with specific African content or one that offers a distinctive African perspective in their area of interest. Alternatively, students can enroll in the independent study option. Courses may be taken in all University of Cape Town faculties excluding Health Sciences. A full course load is considered 3-4 courses. A typical combination of courses includes two courses at the 200 level, and one or two courses at the 300 level.

Service-Learning Program
This program is appropriate for students from all academic disciplines who have experience with community service and/or volunteerism and who are highly motivated to engage in community service while taking part in a rigorous academic program of language study, social research methodology, African studies, and independent research.

All students enroll in the core course, which includes a service placement, choose to study either Xhosa or Afrikaans language, and complete their studies with a capstone project.


CARDIFF: Cardiff University

Traditional | Wales, Wales

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Cardiff University's academic system is modular which means you will be able to choose classes from several different subjects. You will be able to build your own programme to suit your interests and match it with the degree in Northeastern. The full list of courses that you can choose from can be found in the online module catalogue. This can be found online at: www.cardiff.ac.uk/studyabroad. At Cardiff University, you will be fully integrated into the classroom experience, studying alongside British, European and other International students.


CHRISTCHURCH: University of Canterbury

Traditional | Christchurch, New Zealand

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

This program, on the south island of New Zealand, allows students to live and study in one of the most scenic and picturesque regions of the world. Students spend either the summer/fall or the spring/summer terms at the University of Canterbury. There are a limited number of courses offered in a variety of disciplines, for example: Anthropology, Geology, Sociology, English, Political Science, History, Computer Science, and Psychology. Students will also have access to all campus resources, including e-mail, campus activities, library facilities, and sports clubs.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Elizabeth Dovenberg, Canterbury Full Year 2012-2013; dovenberg.e@husky.neu.edu

 


DUBLIN: University College Dublin

Traditional | Dublin, Ireland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Ireland's economy has been growing at a rate above European Union (EU) levels, making it an increasingly popular location for investment. Over 1,200 companies from all over the world have chosen Ireland as their base to do business both locally and on a global scale. Over the last two decades, Ireland has welcomed investment from a wide range of business sectors, including electronics and engineering, pharmaceuticals and healthcare products, computer software, financial services and a range of internationally traded services. Dublin has been at the center of Ireland's phenomenal economic growth, making it an excellent place to study business.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Megan Marina, UCD Spring 2013; megank.marina@gmail.com


EDINBURGH: University of Edinburgh

Traditional | Edinburgh, Scotland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

The University of Edinburgh offers students the opportunity to study in one of Europe's most charming capital cities. Its dramatic site and cultural vigor helps Edinburgh regularly top the polls as Britain's best place to live. Students will attend regular University courses with Scottish and visiting international students.


FLORENCE: Lorenzo de’ Medici

Traditional | Florence, Italy

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

LdM is centrally located in the San Lorenzo area offers students the opportunity to take art, social science, fashion, Italian language, and many other course offerings while studying in historic Florence.

Highlights of LdM Florence:

  • Oldest LdM site (since 1973)
  • Courses in English
  • Comprehensive academic programs
  • 15 buildings, centrally located in San Lorenzo area
  • Strong connections to the community; many opportunities for community projects
  • Partnership with the University of Florence (Italian language conversation exchange, joint archaeology projects) and local businesses, government, and festivals.
  • Popular student clubs

 


GOLD COAST: Bond University

Traditional | Gold Coast, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@neu.edu)

Bond University, located on the Gold Coast of Australia (one hour from Brisbane), offers students an opportunity to live and study with other Australian and international students at the first private university in Australia. Bond has a student population of only 2,600 and a student/faculty ratio of only 10:1. This allows students to receive personal attention from its faculty and interact closely with the entire college community.

Students are encouraged to partake in the multitude of activities both on and off-campus. Bond offers students courses in many Arts & Sciences disciplines. The Semester at Bond is purposely scheduled to be compatible with the academic calendar of "American, European, and Asian" universities.


GRENOBLE: API

Traditional | Grenoble, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

API provides beginning to high-level coursework for both the language and the non-language student, in English (in some locations) and the foreign language of the host country.


HONG KONG: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Traditional | Hong Kong, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

This program, through the International Asian Study Programs (IASP) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), offers students an opportunity to live and study in this exciting, fast paced city while it defines its new role in modern China. Students are able to select courses, taught in English, from both the IASP curriculum and the regular course offerings of the Chinese University. Students fluent in Mandarin and/or Cantonese language may choose to take courses exclusively taught in these dialects. Classroom discussions, field trips, and every day Chinese life also enable students to immerse themselves in the culture and see, first-hand, the dramatic changes that are taking place each day.

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HYDERABAD: CIEE

Traditional | Hyderabad, India

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The program is designed for students with a desire to understand the complexities and paradoxes of the world's largest democracy. Students have the opportunity to explore India's cultural and religious diversity while experiencing the impact of modernity upon tradition. This program is also ideal for a student who would like to do a service project, participate in volunteer work or undertake an internship.


LEGON: CIEE – University of Ghana

Traditional | Legon, Ghana

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

This program allows students to fully immerse themselves in the Ghanaian culture. Students live and study with other university students. Courses are taught in English and include a wide array of disciplines from which to choose. Several field trips to local villages are offered. This program requires students to be able to adapt to the challenges of living in a developing country.


LIMERICK: University of Limerick

Traditional | Limerick, Ireland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The Study Abroad Programme is open to international students who wish to spend a semester or year at UL and earn academic credit which may be incorporated into their home institutions transcript. We enjoy a diverse population of students on the programme who come from the USA, Japan, Thailand, China, Korea, Australia and many European countries.


LONDON: London School of Economics

Traditional | London, England

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Internationally renowned London School of Economics and Political Science  offers both a summer school or full academic year option.

The summer programme is based on regular undergraduate courses taught at LSE and has gained popularity in the academic community. You will find that the opportunity offered by Summer School extends further than world-class teaching. The programme is a learning experience made unique by a truly diverse mix of participants drawn from over 80 countries and with an eclectic range of backgrounds.All Summer School participants are considered part of the wider LSE community and are afforded the same rights and privileges as regular students. There is an organized social programme affording opportunity to meet and relax with your teachers and fellow participants. To view this program please visit http://www2.lse.ac.uk/study/summerSchools/summerSchool/Home.aspx

For those who believe a summer is not enough, a year long option, The General Course, is also available. Enhance your personal development and gain resume building experiences through year long studies at LSE. Independent research shows that the longer students study abroad the greater the academic, career, cultural and personal benefits, and for those interested LSE is a great opportunity.


MADRID: API – Universidad Nebrija

Traditional | Madrid, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

To study in Madrid is to experience more than a classroom – it is to experience the history of Spain and its people. Spain’s capital since 1561, Madrid is the contemporary capital of Spanish culture, finance, and industry. A large, international and cosmopolitan city, Madrid is a city of possibilities. It boasts incredible monuments and museums, including the Museo del Prado, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Visitors cannot miss the Iglesia de San Isidro, once the cathedral of Madrid, or the Palacio Real. Madrid is also known for its fountains and elaborate parks, including the glorious Parque del Retiro. The energy of Madrid is in its street life and warm people. API gives students the chance to live and learn in this fast-paced capital city.

Students may participate in the Spanish Language, Business and Humanities Semester Track, or the Spanish Language and Culture Summer Track.

Why Madrid?

  • Capital of Spain
  • Prado Museum
  • Royal Palace
  • London, Paris and Rome in less than 3 hours by air
  • Museo Reina Sofía
  • Wonderful array of Spanish cities in 3 hours or less
  • Students from all over the world
  • Cosmopolitan city
  • Courses in English

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Shawn Zubin, API Madrid Spring 2013; shawn.zubin@gmail.com


MELBOURNE: Monash University

Traditional | Melbourne, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@neu.edu)

This program offers students an opportunity to live and study in Boston's sister city of Melbourne. Students may spend either the summer/fall or spring/summer terms at Monash University, located approximately 1 hour from downtown Melbourne. Courses are offered in a variety of Arts & Sciences disciplines, and the library and computer centers contain some of the newest technology available. Students may also take advantage of the numerous campus activities such as sports and social clubs, professional theater, and the city life in downtown Melbourne.


MELBOURNE: Swinburne University of Technology

Traditional | Melbourne, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@neu.edu)

This program is ideal for any student from any major interested in studying abroad in the large metropolitan city of Melbourne, Australia.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Lyda Sallaway, Swinburne Spring 2013; lydasallaway@gmail.com

 


Multi-Country Programs – CIEE

Traditional | Seville, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Built around central academic themes—art and architecture, communications and new media, tourism and business, to name a few—CIEE summer multi-country programs pair two locations in one session to create the ultimate learning experience. Take your pick from specially designed duos to pursue your academic interests in not just one, but two of the most topically relevant cities in the world!

Summer Multi-Country Programs


ROME: American University of Rome

Traditional | Rome, Italy

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Students participating on a semester or summer study abroad program through the American University of Rome (AUR) enjoy Roman culture, architecture, and people, while taking courses in a variety of disciplines. AUR is one of the oldest degree-granting American universities in Italy. AUR uses Rome as its classroom and Italy and Europe as invaluable resources. AUR prepares students to live and work across cultures through its practical interdisciplinary academic majors, opportunities for learning through travel and internships, and its multi-cultural faculty and staff. Course instruction is in English.


SALAMANCA: API – University of Salamanca

Traditional | Salamanca, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Salamanca is considered one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe. It is located in central Spain, amidst a landscape strewn with battlefields and castles, in an area where the kingdoms of Castilla and Aragón first unified Spain. From these roots, “Castellano,” or “Spanish,” became dominant throughout Spain. Salamanca’s Plaza Mayor is said to be the most beautiful plaza in Spain. Throughout the centuries, the sandstone buildings have gained an exquisite golden glow that has given Salamanca the nickname “la Ciudad Dorada” – the Golden City. The breathtaking Catedral Vieja and Catedral Nueva rise above the city, overlooking the river Tormes and the Roman Bridge. The Casa de las Conchas is a stunning edifice of shells carved into golden sandstone. One experiences the history of this magical city when roaming the streets and walking through the archways of the old quarter. The university, the winding streets, the inviting architecture, and the warm people welcome newcomers to this enchanting city.

Teaching Opportunities

All students with 3-4 semesters or more of college-level spanish (equivalent to the intermediate or B1 level) are able to participate in a teaching internship program. Students spend 5 hours per week for 8 weeks observing local primary school classes, and assist the teacher with classroom tasks as needed. No credit will be awarded.

There is an additional fee of 50 Euros to participate in this option. Students will receive an official certificate from the University of Salamanca detailing the hours and nature of their participation upon completion of the program.

Volunteer Placements

All students with 2 semesters of college-level Spanish (equivalent to the intermediate level) or more are able to participate in a volunteer teaching program. Students assist professors one hour per week, teaching English to Spaniards (ages 18 and up). Students will be able to apply for these opportunities on site, and placements are limited. This is a unique experience for API students in Salamanca to get to know Spaniards and Spanish life.

 


SEOUL: CIEE

Traditional | Seoul, Korea

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The CIEE Study Center at Yonsei University is designed to provide students with cross-cultural training by way of offering a range of courses in various disciplines, a co-curricular program that will take students within the city of Seoul and internationally to communities of the Korean Diaspora, and providing on-site staff to support the students during their time in Seoul, Korea.


SHANGHAI: CIEE

Traditional | Shanghai, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Come experience one of the most momentous and fascinating developments of the 21st century—the dramatic transformation and emergence of China on the world stage. Whether you’re in the humanities or the social sciences, study abroad in Shanghai will provide you with fascinating insight into the country and help fuel your own development as a global citizen.

Through an outstanding selection of coursework, cultural activities, and excursions you’ll enjoy an academically engaging and culturally immersive international experience.

Study abroad in Shanghai and you will:

  • Choose from a wide range of English-taught courses in international affairs, Chinese politics, economics, history, and society
  • Study Mandarin Chinese at all levels with support from peer language tutors and language clinic instructors; or choose not to study a language and focus entirely on area studies coursework
  • Learn outside the classroom through a weeklong excursion to Taiwan, and develop new perspectives about cross-strait relations
  • Live with a Chinese host family or on-campus with a Chinese or program roommate

Students have the option to study for a semester abroad in Shanghai by participating in one of the following CIEE Shanghai Tracks:

 


STELLENBOSCH: CIEE – Stellenbosch University

Traditional | Stellenbosch, South Africa

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

CIEE-Stellenbosch's "Sustainability and Community" program is designed to engage students in a variety of sustainability-related subject areas including development & policy, ecology & environment, community development, and economic issues that impact present-day South Africa.


SYDNEY: University of Sydney

Traditional | Sydney, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@neu.edu)

This program allows students to live and study in one of the most multicultural and dynamic regions of the world. Students spend either the summer/fall or the spring/summer terms at the University of Sydney, the oldest university in Australia. The courses are offered mostly in the Arts & Sciences with a variety of disciplines from which to choose. Students are encouraged to take courses with an Australian and Southeast Asian focus, and will have access to all campus resources, including e-mail, campus activities, library facilities, and sports clubs. Optional trips are offered through the International Student Services Unit (ISSU) to Canberra, the Blue Mountains, and other exotic regions.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Ana Tarbetsky, Sydney Fall 2013; tarbetsky.a@husky.neu.edu


TOKYO: J.F. Oberlin University

Traditional | Tokyo, Japan

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Students will participate in J.F. Oberlin University's Reconnaissance Japan Program. This program was developed to allow students from other countries to study Japanese language and culture for one Semester or an academic year. The Reconnaissance Japan Program is a part of Oberlin's School of International Studies, which is dedicated to educating Japanese students about the outside world. Thus, students will be a part of a truly international student body. Oberlin's Center for International Studies offers a varied program of cultural activities and excursions in and around Tokyo. In addition to the formal program activities, students are also encouraged to take part in club or social activities on campus.


TOKYO: Meiji University

Traditional | Tokyo, Japan

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Meiji is situated in the center of Tokyo's educational and cultural district, surrounded by Asia's largest area of used bookstores. Meiji which started as a Law School in 1881, currently has a population of 33,000 students, enrolled in the Schools of Law, Commerce, Political Science and Economics, Arts and Letters, Science and Technology, Agriculture, Business Administration, Information and Communication, and the Graduate School.

Each of the Undergraduate and Graduate Schools has its own educational philosophy and aims. Each School also has its own faculty and its own curriculum, independently organized. This enables the students to study the discipline of the school that they are enrolled in from the start of their education at Meiji. Meiji University has approximately 450,950 registered alumni and has been accepting international students since 1896. Famous graduate include former Prime Ministers such as Mr. Takeo Miki and Mr. Tomiichi Murayama. Currently there are approximately 650 international students studying various disciplines at Meiji University.


WARSAW: CIEE

Traditional | Warsaw, Poland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The program is intended for students who have an interest in Poland and Central Europe, as well as political, social, and/or economic transformation from a state controlled to a democratic market-based system.

Established in 1989, the program provides a broad-based academic program combined with an in-country cultural experience. The program offers students Polish language instruction and a series of specially designed courses in such fields as Central European politics, literature, history, and economics, as well as the option to enroll in Warsaw School of Economics (WSE) courses taught in English or Polish. The goals of the Central European Studies program are to help students gain a greater understanding of Central Europe, with specific emphasis on the Polish perspective and experience, while learning more about business practices and economics in Poland and the European Union through courses at the Warsaw School of Economics.