“My time in Ireland gave me a new perspective on the world and on my life in Lincoln. I am so happy I was given the opportunity to explore such beautiful landscapes and meet so many new friends.”
Anne Wurth, senior Political Science and English major
“The 'Nebraska at Oxford' education abroad program was an incredible combination of experiential and classroom learning. I visited seven countries in six weeks with some of my closest friends, which was an experience I'll never forget.”
Joshua Waltjer, senior Political Science major
We may be in the heartland of America, but we are committed to bringing global perspectives to our students in and out of the classroom. The Department of Political Science places students around the world in diverse and eye-opening experiences, providing relevant and direct education for the internationally inquisitive.
Studying abroad is a great way to earn academic credit, see the world, and meet interesting people. Students may participate in one of UNL's education abroad programs, or they may simply enroll in a foreign university.
In recent years, political science students have studied in: Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, England (at Oxford University), India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Romania, Spain, and Ukraine.
Political Science students have also participated in the "Semester at Sea" program. In addition, department faculty members have taken small groups of students to China and Viet Nam for short-term study abroad.
For semester- or year-long study abroad, students can take courses on foreign governments and politics, especially of the host country, or courses on international relations that count toward their political science major. The department will work with you to arrange courses and transfer credits from these universities.
If you're interested in studying abroad, visit Education Abroad at UNL. Then set up an appointment with the Political Science advisor, Carmen Kelle, over myPlan to identify Political Science courses at the foreign university you are applying to. The adviser will match these courses to UNL courses and arrange for you to get UNL credit for them.