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Study Abroad Guidelines

September 2009

We encourage our students to study abroad, especially in a foreign language. Students planning to spend all or part of the junior year abroad should consult with their advisor and the department chair before the second semester of the sophomore year.

A grade point average of 3.0 in the major and 2.7 overall is required for study abroad. Please note that at least 7 Fall and Spring term courses must be taken at Middlebury College, including a senior seminar.

Students must submit an "Application to Study Abroad" (available from the Office of Off-Campus Study) during the first week of Winter Term to their academic advisors. This should include a brief essay addressing the following points:

1. Rationale: Why do you want to study abroad? How is this related to your academic program?

2. Preparation: What course work have you taken to prepare you for study abroad?

Required courses for study abroad: PS103-Comparative Politics, PS201-International Politics.

Recommended courses for study abroad: one area-specific course; e.g., PS225, PS226, PS227, PS324, PS335, etc. PS230-Comparative Development Strategies is recommended for study abroad in developing countries.

3. Program Selection: Where will you study abroad? Why this school? What courses will you take? Why? See the enclosed "List of Programs Abroad for Political Science."

4. How will you complete your major after returning to Middlebury?

The application and essay will be reviewed and returned to you to submit to the Off-Campus Study office by the end of Winter Term.

Recommended schools and programs – SEPTEMBER 2009

The schools and programs listed below have Political Science courses recommended by our faculty. For other schools not on this list, please consult with the Department Chair and the Director of Off-campus study for approval.

Group 1. Program / Country / School

C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad

Argentina--Buenos Aires

Universidad de Buenos Aires

Universidad del Salvador

Universidad Torcuato di Tella

Brazil--Belo Horizonte

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Brazil--Niteroi

Universidade Federal Fluminense

China--Hangzhou

Zhejiang University of Technology

France--Paris

Le Centre Madeleine

Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po)

Institut Catholique

France--Poitiers

Université de Poitiers

Germany--Berlin

Freie Universität

Germany--Mainz

Johannes-Gutenberg Universität

Italy--Ferrara

Università degli Studi di Ferrara

Italy--Florence

Sede Giugni

Università degli Studi di Firenze

Mexico--Guadalajara

Universidad de Guadalajara

Russia--Irkutsk

Irkutsk State University

Russia--Moscow

Russian State Humanities University (RGGU)

Russia--Voronezh

Voronezh State University]

Russia-Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl State University

Spain--Getafe

Universidad Carlos III

Spain--Logrono

Universidad de La Rioja

Spain--Madrid

Sede Prim

Spain--Segovia

Universidad Internacional SEK

Uruguay--Montevideo

Universidad Católica del Uruguay

Universidad de la República

Universidad ORT

 

School for International Training:

Bolivia, Cameroon, Ecuador, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Samoa, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand, Tibetan Studies, Uganda, Vietnam,

SUNY Plattsburgh, Southern Cone Programs

Chile-Santiago

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Universidad de Chile

Chile –Valpariso

Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Universidad de Valparaíso

Group 2. Country / School

Australia:

Monash University

University of Melbourne

University of New South Wales

University of Sydney

 

Costa Rica:

Universidad Nacional, Butler University, Heredia

 

Cuba:

Universidad de Habana, Butler University, Havana

 

Czech Republic:

NYU Prague Program

 

Denmark:

Denmark's International Study Program (DIS), University of Copenhagen

 

Ecuador:

Universidad de San Francisco, Partnership for Service Learning, Quito

 

Japan:

Kyoto: Associated Kyoto Program, Doshisha University

Tokyo: International Christian University

Tokyo: Keio University

Tokyo: Sophia University

 

Israel:

Hebrew University

 

New Zealand:

University of Canterbury

University of Otago, Dunedin

University of Auckland

 

Norway:

Scandinavian Urban Studies Term, Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs

 

United Kingdom:

Lincoln College, Oxford

London School of Economics

School for Oriental and African Studies, London

University of Bristol

University of Durham

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

University of Lancaster

University of Leeds

University of Manchester

University of Nottingham

University of Sheffield

University of Warwick

University of York

 

South Africa:

University of Capetown, InterStudy

University of Natal, InterStudy

 

Sweden:

Stockholm University, Swedish Program

 

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