Political Science Advising Page

Below is information on Loyola partners with programs in Political Science. Please, note that these are semester programs and there are many other options available. For more information, you can look at the study abroad website or make an appointment to speak with an advisor in the Center for International Education.

Asia

CHINA

The Beijing Center

Since 1998, The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies (TBC) has provided the world an unprecedented education about China. TBC combines intensive course studies, opportunities for immersion, and academic excursions across the country to give students a well-rounded understanding of China.

Courses can be found on the TBC website under semester abroad programs, academics and then courses.

JAPAN

Sophia University, Tokyo

Sophia University is a Jesuit university in Tokyo. Students attending Sophia University enroll in the Faculty of Liberal Arts which offers a full curriculum in English taken alongside Japanese students.

KOREA

Sogang University, Seoul

Sogang University is a Jesuit university in Seoul, Korea, offering over 30% of their courses in English. Sogang has internationally distinguished faculty and offers small classes.

Political Science courses and syllabi can be found in the course catalogue. (Make sure you select 'Position' and the 'Undergraduate School' and 'Courses for exchange students'). Please note that newer browsers do not always work so if you do not get a list of courses, try another browser.

Australia/New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND

Massey University, Albany and Palmerston North

Founded in 1927, Massey University is a large public institution with students from more than 100 countries. It is one of the top universities in New Zealand. There are 3 campuses, but political science students would be based in Albany or Palmerston North.

Europe

ITALY

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan

The Università Cattolica is the largest private university in Italy and the only one operating on a national scale. It is Europe's most important Catholic university and was ranked number 11 across all Italian institutions. Located in the center of Milano, USCS offers numerous courses in English that are designed for U.S study abroad students.

THE NETHERLANDS

University of Amsterdam

The Universiteit van Amsterdam, established in 1632, is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe. A member of the League of European Research Universities UvA ranks among the top 30 universities in Europe and the top 100 worldwide (THE*). They offer a wide variety of interdisciplinary courses in English.

Radboud University, Nijmegen

The city of Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands and it is also strategically located within Europe. Radboud University is ranked at 131 in the THE world university rankings, offers a personal approach and superior education and research in modern buildings with state-of-the-art facilities. They offer over 200 courses in English each semester.

TURKEY

Koç University, Istanbul

Koç University was founded in 1993 and has quickly become one of the leading universities in Turkey and a recipient of numerous international research awards. Koç ranks among the world's top 250 universities and offers all of its courses in English.

Latin America

BRAZIL

PUC – Rio, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

PUC - Rio was the first private Catholic university in Brazil and is today internationally recognized as one of the top five Brazilian institutions. It is the most important doctoral research center in Brazil and its students are from highly diverse backgrounds. PUC - Rio has a picturesque campus located near the forest as well as the beach.

United Kingdom and Ireland

IRELAND

National University of Ireland at Maynooth

Dating back to 1795, today NUI Maynooth is at the cutting edge of scientific research. Maynooth is located 15 miles west of Dublin and the university has links with many of the high-tech industries nearby.

UNITED KINGDOM

Keele University, Staffordshire, England

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, its beautiful campus and excellent student life. The first new UK university of the 20th century, Keele ranks in the top 3% of universities worldwide (THE).

University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England

UB is located in one of the youngest and most diverse cities in the UK, with an ideal central location. The University of Birmingham was ranked at 158 among universities worldwide (THE), has produced eight Nobel Prize winners and is a member of Universitas 21 and the Russell Group.

University of East Anglia, Norwich, England

University of East Anglia is ranked in the top 2% of world universities in The London Times Good University Guide 2013 and consistently rated in the top 5 UK universities for student satisfaction.  It is located in Norwich, one of the largest intact medieval street pattern in Europe and more standing medieval churches - 32 - than anywhere north of the Alps.

University of Glasgow, Scotland (Honors Students Only)

Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow is in the top 1% of the world's universities. With students from 120 countries it is rated third in the UK for international student satisfaction. Loyola honors students participate in the Principia Consortium which is specially designed for honors students at the University of Glasgow.

* The Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Thomson Reuters