Social Sciences

Experience a new culture and graduate on time by taking your Social Science courses abroad! There are thousands of course options for Social Science students studying abroad, including the following concentrations: Anthropology, Archeology, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Sustainable Development, Urban Planning, and more.

Study abroad for social science majors enhances your academics and boosts your resume, and is key to getting a competitive edge for graduate school or today’s demanding job market. That’s why fields including psychology, political science, and anthropology are some of the top study abroad majors. At CIS, we’ve got affordable programs that will supplement your studies and help you graduate on time.

Study abroad enables you to grasp the heart of the social sciences—engaging cross-culturally to understand similarities, appreciate differences, and establish connectivity between cultures, peoples, and nations. You’ll study in an environment where learning extends to the world beyond the classroom walls to broaden your academic horizons, cultivate cultural understanding, and develop important transnational competencies, all of which are critical to future employers. Whether you are interested in a study abroad or intern abroad program for a summer, semester, or longer, our diverse program options and step-by-step support will get you on your way to the adventure of a lifetime and a future of success in your field.

Hear what professionals in your field are saying about study abroad and the social sciences.

Dr. Robert Fuhrman, Psychology Department Chair, UT San Antonio: “By its nature, psychology takes place in a cultural context. There is much to be gained from understanding the history and tradition of cultures outside your own. Study abroad is one very exciting way to begin to discover new approaches and build your professional skills.”

Dr. Orlando Patterson, Harvard Business Review: “Students with international exposure come to understand the value of dialogue between people from different cultures and between people with different points of view. They also gain an understanding of the importance of relationships, and relationships are the foundation of sociology and meaning in life.”

Kofi Annan, U.N. Secretary General: “The engine for progress in international relations is fuelled by knowledge. It is only by bridging the knowledge gap by crossing over culturally that we can combat exclusion, conflict and bridge the divide among peoples and cultures."

"Studying international relations in London was incredible! My courses were integrated with field trips around the city that really helped me gain a better understanding of the subject matter. I learned so much about political science that I never would have from a book." – Kristi A., Semester at Roehampton University