Many students in our department study abroad at some point during their JMU careers. If you decide to conduct a study-abroad program (whether through JMU or via some other university), please check with your major advisor to clarify if and how the courses offered might count toward your JMU degree.

Over half of our department's faculty have led study-abroad programs. If you'd like advice on studying abroad, reach out to a faculty member.

Remember that the application deadline for full consideration for all JMU undergraduate study-abroad programs is November 1, 2020 with regard to summer 2021, fall 2021, and spring 2022 opportunities. 

While this webpage focuses on undergraduate study-abroad opportunities in public & international affairs, our department's faculty also direct a master's program in Italy focused on European Union Policy Studies.

JMU Semester Programs

The JMU semester-length programs in England, Italy, Scotland, & Spain each offer at least one political science course:

Semester in Florence

Semester in London

Semester in Salamanca

Summer Semester in Scotland

JMU's Semester in Florence program is directed by political science faculty member Dr. Charles Blake; contact him with questions at

There will be additional information sessions about the semester & summer versions of JMU's Florence program in late October:

On Tuesday 10/27/20 from 4:15-4:55pm via Zoom at: PASSCODE: 642194

On Thursday 10/29/20 from 12:30-1:10pm via Zoom at: PASSCODE: 712782

JMU Summer Programs

Each summer, JMU offers tens of study-abroad programs that provide from between 3 credits to 9 credits.

During summer 2021, three professors in our department are leading summer programs abroad:

To see the full list of JMU semester-length and short-term programs, click here

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