Sociology is the study of social life and organization. What better way to study social groups than be immersed in them? Students on study abroad examine the human condition and study the way groups/individuals from other cultures interact. Study abroad broadens global perspectives for social systems in order for the student to better problem solve, make connections, and contextualize human problems.

See the list of recommended study abroad programs below.  Please be aware that for any external or exchange study abroad programs listed, students will need to check with their academic department to see if courses taken while abroad will transfer and fulfill needed requirements.

JMU Programs

Semester in Scotland - Summer

East Africa Field School: Swahili and Human-Environment Interactions - Summer

JMU Summer in Ghana and Internship - Summer

Sociology in Spain: The Forging of Ethnic Identities - Summer

JMU Exchange Programs

University of Leicester (UK) - Fall, Spring, or Full Academic Year

External Programs

Human Rights, Crime, and Journalism in Dublin - CAPA - Ireland

Study Abroad in Stellenbosch - AIFS Study Abroad - South Africa

Service Learning in Santiago - CIEE - Dominican Republic

Liberal Arts and Sciences in Barcelona - CEA Study Abroad - Spain

University of Otago - TEAN - New Zealand

Other Related JMU Programs

The Arts and Culture of Montréal - Summer

Examining 'La Dolce Vita' in Italy through Cross-Cultural Psychology - Summer

Culture of the Japanese Alps - Summer

Mediterranean Marvels - Summer

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