Study Away/Study Abroad

DC and Other College of Social Science Study Away Programs

 Washington DC Semester:

MSU has partnered with The Washington Center (TWC) to provide students with hands-on experience in politics, policy, and governance during a semester-long internship spent in Washington D.C.  This is a perfect way to apply your knowledge outside of the classroom and to make connections for your future career.


Political science majors also often participate in the College of Social Science's Washington DC program, which provides a wide variety of education and internship opportunities and a connection to the large Spartan alumni community in DC. The College of Social Science Semester Study Programs are also available in Hawaii, New Orleans, San Francisco, Boston, and New York.
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Political Science Study Away and Recommended Study Abroad Programs

 Innovate Gov:  Offered summer in downtown Detroit, InnovateGov prepares and delivers MSU’s most vital resource – talented and motivated students – to Detroit’s civic institutions while providing our students with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to do real, impactful, and equitable work on the city’s most critical social problems. Learn more here

Summer Study Abroad United Kingdom: The Department frequently runs a study abroad program in London and Edinburgh for approximately six weeks of the summer. This program will be offered in Summer 2024. For more information, go to

Recommended semesters abroad: MSU offers many amazing study abroad opportunities. The Political Science Department strongly encourages our majors to consider the following two:

Both universities have strong reputations in political science and offer a great selection of courses that we can transfer to fulfill degree requirements here at Michigan State University.