The department of Political Science encourages all Political Science students to broaden their understanding of global politics and societal norms. Developing cultural awareness internationally is always a desired background for any POLS student. The three summer programs the Political Science department participates in require no foreign language knowledge, and permits students to learn international communication skills and marketable experience.
The Study Abroad office offers a complete list of literally hundreds of choices from exchange students, to faculty led programs, to reciprocal exchanges (REEP), to research, intern and volunteer opportunities. In the Department of Political Science, we participate in three of those programs:
The Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University and the Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE) have worked together to create a unique European educational experience designed especially for political science majors of Texas A&M University. The “CIFE European Semester” is a complete, semester-long course of study in English that will provide 15 hours of course credit – 9 hours of political science credit and 6 hours of elective credits.
The Summer European Academy, a Faculty-let Summer Study Abroad Program focusing on EU and European political, economic and security affairs with programs in Passau, Germany (The University of Passau), Warsaw (Poland), Brussels (Belgium), and Paris (France).
The Danube Summer Institute, a Faculty-led Summer Study Abroad Program in collaboration with the Centre International de formation europeéne (CIFE) visiting Berlin (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic), Budapest (Hungary), Vienna (Austria), and Istanbul (Turkey).