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Study Abroad

Time spent living and studying outside the United States invariably enriches students' engagement with normative questions of law and public policy, and therefore the PPEL faculty strongly encourages majors to study abroad.  To date, PPEL majors have studied in Argentina, Australia, The Czech Republic, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Nepal, The Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, and Switzerland.

Considerations

While the five core courses in the PPEL major (ECON 101, PPEL 261, PPEL 262, PPEL 363, and PPEL 401) must be completed at the University of Richmond, students may fulfill any other requirement within the major during their study abroad, provided the PPEL faculty approve the course for that purpose.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the PPEL Coordinator to discuss earning credit toward the major before they begin their study abroad program.

Recommended Programs

The list below consists of study abroad programs that are offered through existing affiliations with the University of Richmond, and that offer a variety of courses in philosophy, politics, economics, or law.  Please note that other affiliated UR study abroad programs may also offer courses that can count toward the PPEL major, and that the PPEL faculty believe study abroad to be very worthwhile even if students are unable to count any of the courses they take toward completion of the major.  To explore these and other programs, including summer programs, internships and semester programs in other locations, as well as information on financial aid, scholarships and application procedures, visit the Office of International Education.

Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
(Various), (Various) (Africa)
Cape Town, South Africa (Africa)
Dakar, Senegal (Africa)
Gaborone, Botswana (Africa)
Iringa, Tanzania (Africa)
Legon, Ghana (Africa)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Lancaster, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Maastricht, Netherlands (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
London, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.3
Language of Instruction: English, French
Locations:
Paris, France (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Locations:
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Latin America)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Locations:
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Latin America)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: Basque, English, Spanish
Locations:
Bilbao, Spain (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, German
Locations:
Konstanz, Germany (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: Catalan, English, Spanish
Locations:
Barcelona, Spain (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Dublin, Ireland (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Bristol, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Hong Kong, China (Asia)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Dunedin, New Zealand (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Junior
Minimum GPA: 3.7
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Oxford, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Sydney, Australia (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Coventry, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Bridgetown, Barbados (Caribbean)
Kingston, Jamaica (Caribbean)
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Seoul, South Korea (Asia)

PPEL Study Abroad Advisor

Contact Dr. Stephen Simon for advising specifically related to study abroad.

Contact Us

Office of International Education
Carole Weinstein International Center, suite 103
Phone: (804) 289-8836
studyabroad@richmond.edu
international.richmond.edu