Political science covers more than just American politics.  In fact, 2 of our major subfields - International Relations and Comparative Politics - specifically focus on key issues in global politics such as conflict, diplomacy, international law, political culture, and economic development.  Students interested in these topics would especially benefit from international travel, and we are happy to work with you and the OSU Study Abroad Office in finding a program that best suits your interest. 

Students should also check out the OSU Scholarships & Grants page from the School of Global Studies and Partnerships and the Study Abroad Scholarships page from the College of Arts and Sciences.  They list different funding opportunities that can help support international study and travel.  Students should be sure to check out the Bailey Family Memorial Scholarship, which has an application deadline in early February. 

Upcoming Political Science Study Abroad Opportunities

Italy Venice 2020 8.5x11 1c

 Information session for this program is scheduled for Thursday 9/12 from 2:30-3:30 in 227 Murray Hall.  

Past Political Science Study Abroad Trips

American Government / Politics of Western Europe 

italy 2019

Students have traveled to Italy and learn about European Politics or American Politics (with a comparative political focus) with Dr. Farida Jalalzai or Prof. Chad Hankinson 


Introduction to Comparative Politics

cas ireland

 Dr. Jeanette Mendez has led a study abroad course in Ireland focusing on comparative politics. 


Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism, "The British Experience

Political Science professors Dr. Nemeth and Dr. Hansen served as co-instructors for OSU's 2016 Cambridge Scholars Program.  During the summer, they traveled with a group of students to Cambridge, England and Belfast, Northern Ireland.