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International Study

Living and studying in another country can be a truly transformative educational experience and is one of the best ways for college students to expand their perspectives and skill sets. We strongly encourage students who are able to study abroad to take advantage of this incredible opportunity. About 75 percent of our majors complete at least one semester away from campus. Study abroad can enhance a student’s intellectual development, improve one’s language abilities, enhance one’s understanding of the world, and prepare one for important career opportunities.

We are fortunate to have a world-class study-abroad program through Syracuse Abroad. Syracuse University operates its own study-abroad programs in eight locations around the world, each of which provides wonderful opportunities for study, travel, and internship experience. All of these programs offer many courses that are pre-approved for our International Relations major and minors, as listed in the course lists.

In addition, SU offers access to more than 50 additional study-abroad opportunities through our World Partner Programs. Courses offered through these programs may also count towards the major or minors. Please speak with an advisor about this before going abroad.

Maxwell in Washington

Finally, many of our students participate in a semester of study in Washington, DC. The Maxwell in Washington program provides an intensive, integrated experience of course work, academic collaboration, and internship experience that is ideal for those with an interest in governance, foreign policy, and international affairs. 

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Financial Aid

Students can access cost and financial aid information for studying abroad or in Washington, D.C. by contacting Syracuse Abroad or the Maxwell in Washington Program.

Study Abroad Course Lists

Central Europe - Wroclaw, Poland (Fall only)

Visit Syracuse Abroad for more information about studying abroad in Central Europe.


Florence, Italy Course List

Number SectionTitleRegion Topic GPE GSS 
ECN361Economics of European Integration (Fall, Spring)EURIPE/ILO

ECN/PSC336/436Healthcare in Europe (Fall, Spring)EUR 


ECN480.4International Economics II (U. of Florence) (Fall)
IPE Yes
GEO 300.1 Sustainability and Environmental Justice in Europe (Spring) EUR 


GEO 400.2 Sustainable Urbanism in Europe (Fall)EUR IPE 

HST/PSC452Italy: Past, Present and Future Challenges (Fall, Spring)EUR


IRP 380.1International Conflict Transformation (U. of Florence) (Fall)
ISD
 List A
IRP480.2Human Development and International Cooperation (U of Florence) (Fall)
IPE Yes
PSC 300.1 Politics of Immigration in Europe (Fall, Spring) EUR ILO 

PSC 380.2 Politics of Globalization and Human Rights (U of Florence) (Spring)
ILO

PSC 380.3 Politics of Economic Globalization (U of Florence) (Fall) 
IPE 

PSC 380.4 Human Rights and Armed Conflicts (U of Florence) (Fall)
ILO 

PSC405Politics of the European Union (Spring)EURILO

PSC413Identity and Difference (Spring)
ICC

PSC/HST 453 Twentieth-Century Europe (Fall, Spring) EUR 


HST/SOC454Family and Gender in Contemporary Italy (Fall, Spring)EURICC

Visit Syracuse Abroad for more information about studying abroad in Florence.


London, United Kingdom Course List

Number SectionTitleRegionTopic GPE GSS 
ANT352Food, Culture, and Identity - Honors (Fall, Spring) EUR ICC

ECN 300.1 Europe's Economic Policy Failures from Maastricht to Brexit (Fall, Spring) EUR IPE 

ECN362Globalization, Development and the Environment (Fall, Spring)
IPE Yes
GEO 300.1 Climates of Resistance: Environmental Racism and Collective Action (Fall, Spring) 
ICC/IPE 

GEO 304Sustainability and Environmental Justice in Europe (Fall, Spring)EUR 


HST 300.4 Borders in Flux: Identities and Conflict in Ireland (Fall, Spring) EUR ISD 

PSC 300.6 Death as Political: Violence, Grief, and Protest (Fall, Spring) 
ICC 

PSC350.1America: A Foreign Perspective (Fall, Spring)
ISD
 List A
PSC 354 Human Rights and Global Affairs (Fall, Spring) 
ILO 

PSC 400.4 Borders in Flux: Identities and Conflict in Ireland (Fall, Spring) EUR ISD 

SOC412Multicultural London (Fall, Spring)EURICC

Visit Syracuse Abroad for more information about studying abroad in London


Madrid, Spain Course List

Number SectionTitleRegion Topic GPE GSS 
ECN361Economics of European Integration (Fall, Spring)EURILO/IPE

ECN365The World Economy (Fall, Spring)
IPE Yes
ECN/PSC366/436Healthcare in Europe (Fall, Spring) EUR 


PSC356Political Conflict (Fall, Spring)
ISD
 List A
PSC405Politics of the European Union (Fall, Spring)
Students cannot receive credit for this course and PSC/GEO 396
EURILO/IPE

SOC 302Gender, Race, Migration and Family in Spain (Fall, Spring)EUR ICC 

SOC306Sexuality in Spain (Fall, Spring)EURICC

Visit Syracuse Abroad for more information about studying abroad in Madrid.


Santiago, Chile Course List

Number SectionTitleRegion Topic GPE GSS 
ECN380.3International Economics
IPE Yes
ECN380.8Chilean EconomyLACIPE

ECN 380.17 Economic Analysis and the Chilean Experience LAC 


ECN 380.34 Economic Development in Latin America LAC IPE 

GEO380.12Geography of Latin AmericaLAC


GEO380.13Economic Geography
IPE Yes 
GEO380.14Political Geography
ISD
 List A
GEO 380.18 Intro to the Study of the Relationship Between Poverty, Social Exclusion & Sustainable Development 
IPE 

GEO 380.19 The Asian World and Latin America ASIA/LAC 


IRP334Contemporary Issues in Chile and Latin America (Fall, Spring)LAC


IRP 380.2 Introduction to International Economic Policy 
IPE  Yes
IRP 380.4 Instruments of Foreign Policy 
ISD 
 List A
IRP380.5Asia, an Emerging Mega-RegionASIA ICC

IRP380.6Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Rights
ILO

IRP380.7International Integration in Latin AmericaLACIPE/ILO

IRP 380.8 Human Security and Potential Threats 
ISD 

IRP424Dictatorships, Human Rights and Historical Memory in Chile and the Southern Cone (Fall, Spring)LACICC/ILO/ISD
 List B
LAS 380.25 Latin American 20th Century SeminarLAC IPE 

PSC 380 Human Rights in Latin America LAC ILO 

PSC 380.1 International Organizations
ILO 

PSC380.12Defense Policy Challenges in Current International Scene
ISD
 List A
PSC380.13Regional Politics in Latin AmericaLAC


PSC380.14Topics of Strategic Analysis
ISD

PSC380.15Politics and Social MovementsLAC


PSC 380.16 Human Rights: Compared Vision
ILO 

PSC 380.17 Armed Conflict and the Policies of Humanitarian Work
ISD 

PSC 380.18 Populism in Latin America LAC 


PSC 380.19 Nationality, Identity and Citizenship 
ICC 

PSC  380.23 Borders in Latin America 
ICC 

PSC 380.26 International Migrations in Latin America LAC 


PSC 380.28 Global Governance, Origins, Characteristics and Challenges 
ILO 

PSC 380.31 Analysis of Foreign Policy of Latin American Countries LAC ISD 

PSC 380.4Political Organizations of ChileLAC 


PSC 380.5 Chilean Foreign Policy LAC ISD 

PSC 380.7 International Human Rights 
ILO 

PSC 380.8 Political Corruption in Latin America LAC 


PSC 380.9 Introduction to Latin American Politics LAC 


PST 380.3 Economics of Engery and Climate Change 
IPE 

SOC 380.1 Latin American Culture and SoceityLAC ICC 

Visit Syracuse Abroad for more information about studying abroad in Santiago.

Additional courses are offered outside of the Social Sciences that may count for the major, upon petition.  These courses will be reviewed on an individual basis.  Please discuss with the IR advisors.


Strasbourg, France Course List

Number SectionTitleRegion Topic GPE GSS 
ECN366Economic Policies of the European Union (Fall)EURIPE/ILO  

HST/PSC415/350.2Europe, Russia, and the Eastern Borderlands (Fall)EURISD
 List A
HST/PSC 416/350.1 Europe and the 'Arc of Crises' (Spring) MENA ISD 
 List A
IRP 300.1European Identity (Fall)EUR 


IRP 315 European Identity (Spring) EUR 


PSC350.3 Minorities and Discrimination in Europe (Spring)EURICC/IPE
 List B
PSC  405 Politics of the European Union (Fall, Spring) 
students cannot receive credit for this course and PSC/GEO 396
EUR ILO/IPE 

PSC429European Human Rights (Fall)EURILO  

PSC 456Religion and Conflicts in Contemporary Europe (Fall)EUR ICC/ISD 
 List A
PSC471Internship at the Council of Europe (Fall, Spring)EUR


Visit Syracuse Abroad for more information about studying abroad in Strasbourg


Washington, DC Course List

NumberSectionTitleRegionTopic GPE GSS
IRP 401 M001 Global Policy Seminar 
ISD 
List A 
IRP 402 M001 Global Policy Practicum 
ISD 
 List A
IRP 403 M001 Global Issues 
ISD 
List A 
IRP 404 M001 International Political Economy Issues 
IPE  Yes
IRP  471M001 Global Internship Varies Varies

Visit Maxwell in Washington for more information about our DC program.


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