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Study Abroad

Expand your horizons through study abroad programs in more than 50 countries, plus service-learning trips overseas and internships around the globe. In addition to TCU’s semester, summer and short-term programs, political science students explore the world through global courses:


Hungary (Budapest), Czech Republic (Prague), Austria (Vienna), and Croatia (Dubrovnik)

June 1-26, 2020

Dr. Manochehr Dorraj – POSC 35723 – Political Transition in East-Central Europe

This summer study abroad program is one of few that take 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.

Financial aid is available for qualified students, but you must apply for it during the fall semester. Learn more

For more information contact Dr. Dorraj at, 817-257-6097 or in Scharbauer #2012D.


Contemporary Issues in China: Politics, Culture & Economics

This program is an introduction to Chinese history, politics, economics and civilization and gives students an opportunity to spend two weeks in China and meet with local business professionals.

Students explore Beijing and Shanghai, visiting the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Lama Temple, Jade Buddha Temple, Olympic Birds Nest, Disneyland Shanghai and more to see how the cities blend tradition with modernization.

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

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. Learn more.


Transnational Human Trafficking

As part of the Transnational Human Trafficking course, in this two-week trip to New Delhi, India, students gain up to six credits that satisfy a number of requirements, including citizenship and social values, and social science.

You’ll be introduced to the issue of transnational human trafficking through engagement with a variety of different Indian government agencies, Indian NGOs, international organizations, and U.S. government agencies working to combat human trafficking in India. We’ll discuss sex trafficking and labor trafficking, and critically examine how factors such as globalization, consumerism and misogyny perpetuate a system that exploits people for profit.

Students also have a chance to experience Indian culture, including the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, local markets, and a thriving film industry. Learn more.