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Students in China

Political Science Programs

In addition to TCU’s semester, summer and short-term programs, political science students explore the world through global courses.  Due to travel concerns surrounding Covid-19, our summer study abroad programs are currently postponed until further notice.


Beijing & Shanghai, China

POSC 35633 Contemporary Issues in China

This program is an introduction to Chinese history, politics, economics and civilization and gives students an opportunity to spend two weeks in China.  Students explore Beijing and Shanghai, visiting the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Lama Temple, Jade Buddha Temple, Disneyland Shanghai, the Great Wall and more to see how China blends tradition with modernization.

Students also meet with locals to discuss urban planning, economic development, political transitions, and traditional Chinese medicine. In addition, we visit important historical sites as well as contemporary sites of political significance like the National People’s Congress, propaganda museums, and Tiananmen Square.

Through these experiences, students gain a better understanding of China and see how one of the world’s most rapidly developing countries is adjusting to the demands of globalization.

For more information contact Dr. Carrie Liu Currier


Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria and Croatia

POSC 35723: Political Transition in East-Central Europe

This summer study abroad program is one of few that takes students to four countries in Europe. Experience cultural activities and field trips such as visiting museums, historically significant sites, concerts, operas and politically significant sites such as Hungarian Parliament, The United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe headquarters.

While the main base of the program is in Budapest, it also includes excursions to other Hungarian cities. We also visit Vienna, Austria;  Prague, Czech Republic; and Dubrovnik, Croatia. Many students consider this program a life-changing experience.

For more information contact Dr. Manochehr Dorraj


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