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, 2021 with regard to summer 2022, fall 2022, and spring 2023 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 In summer 2022, the JMU Faculty Member in Residence in the Florence program will be Dr. David Jones, Professor of Political Science.

The next information session about the semester & summer versions of JMU's Florence program will be:

On Thursday 10/14/21 from 4pm to 5pm in Miller Hall, room 2106.

JMU Summer Programs

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

During summer 2022, 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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