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, 2022 with regard to summer 2023, fall 2023, and spring 2024 opportunities. 

While this webpage focuses on undergraduate study-abroad opportunities in public & international affairs, our department's faculty also direct a practitioner-oriented M.A. in Political Science program in Florence, 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:

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

JMU Summer Programs

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

During summer 2023, 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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