​CMU has an effective and educational Study Abroad program. This program provides a valuable cross-cultural dimension to any student's academic experience. Study Abroad offers new and different courses in 40 countries and 6 continents. The program is affordable and employers are looking for employees with international experience. During this experience students will make life-long friends while networking. This program is available to undergraduate and graduate students.  

PSC/PA Study Abroad Grant

Background: An international experience is an invaluable part of a student's education and will provide an international perspective which cannot be fully recreated within the classroom. To promote international study, the Department of Political Science and Public Administration has created a small fund to assist students with costs related to study abroad.


  • Full-time matriculated CMU undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application
  • Approved through the Office of International Education
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8 for undergraduate students or 3.3 for graduate student
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • At the time of study abroad, undergraduate students must reach sophomore standing or above with a signed major or minor in Political Science. Graduate students must complete a minimum of one semester of study within a Political Science program

Deadline: Ongoing. Requests will be reviewed and applicants notified via e-mail in 2 to 3 weeks.

Award Amount: Please note that the maximum award amount is $300 and dependent upon the amount of funding available.

PSC/PA Study Abroad Grant Application

College Study Abroad Grant

This grant is available from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Central Michigan University.

Deadline: We recommend that all requests be submitted as soon as possible; funding is limited and the grant will be awarded as funds permit. Requests will be reviewed and applicants will be notified via email in 2-3 weeks.

Award Amount:

The maximum award for qualifying applicants who will study abroad for one semester is $500 and the maximum award for qualifying applicants who will study abroad for less than one semester is $250.

CLASS Study Abroad Grant


Department of Political Science and Public Administration Study Abroad Students and Locations:

Summer 2018

Gracen Lee - University of Limerick, Ireland

Spring 2018

Matthew Boak - Health Care in Beliza

Annika Cushnyr - Centre International d`Etudes Francaises (CIDEF)

Hannah Kern - Universidad De Navarra, Spain

Megan Stinson - University of Limerick, Ireland

Nathan Wood - University of Limerick, Ireland

Joseph Azar, Shianne Butler, Amani Johnson, Kourtney Koch, Ji-An Lee, Christopher Ryan - Galapagos Islands: NMUN

Fall 2017

Annika Cushnyr - USAC - Sweden

Spring 2017

Joshua Briscoe - Nanyang Technological University

Jami Watson - Japan Center for Michigan Universities

Jordyn Hermani - KEI Moscow

Boomer Wingard - Nanyang Technological University

Fall 2016

James Ford - University of Limerick, Ireland

Nicholas Brewis - Centre International d`Etudes Francaises (CIDEF)

Spring 2016

Kenneth Herrema - German Federation Exchange, Germany

Anna Owens - University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Hannah Breuker - Kingston University, United Kingdom

Annika Cushnyr - New Zealand: Experiential Learning, Leadership and Personal Growth

Bailey Kellerman - South Africa beyond Apartheid: Literature, Identity, Culture & History

Cullan McNamara - Greece: Foundations of Western Civilization

Krista Cherry - Greece: Foundations of Western Civilization

Lauren Hooper - ISA Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra - Santiago, Dominican Republic

Marisa Vinsky - South Africa beyond Apartheid: Literature, Identity, Culture & History

Trenton Morell - Mexico: Los Ninos de Oaxaca

Fall 2015

Randi Coomer - Kingston University, United Kingdom

Kenneth Herrema - German Federation Exchange, Germany

Codee Sutton - Dominican Republic: Student Teaching

Summer 2015

Marisa Vinsky - France and Italy: The Culture of Renaissance Italy and France

Brandon Wright - USAC, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Jullian Ferguson - American University of Rome

Rachel Spradlin - Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Zachary Niemiec - ISA Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso - Chile

Sarah Baar - Ireland: Pre-Student teaching Program

Emily Seward - France and Italy: The Culture of Renaissance Italy and France

Dedra McCorry - Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

Spring 2015

Tyler Winowiecki - University of Groningen, Netherlands

Cameron Heldt - Universidad Vertias, Costa Rica

Rachael Schuit - Universidad de Alicante, Spain

Chelsea Kozar - German Federation Exchange, Germany

Sandhu Karandeep - Lingnan University - China

Caitlin McBride - United Kingdom (Durham, Edinburgh, London, Oxford)

Fall 2014

Jakki Peplinski, API - Jagiellonian University

Taylor Ackerman - USAC: The Hague University

Summer 2014 

Courtney Overbey - Palazzi: Florence Association for International Education (PFAIE Florence), Italy

Taylor Ackerman - The Netherlands: Peace, Justice and Human Rights: The International Criminal Court and The Hague Tradition

Shane Wery & Mallory Walton - American University of Rome, Italy

Natalie Saucedo - CIEE Jordan

Spring 2014

Amanda Jaczkowski - CIEE Jordan

Zachary Brown - University of Alicante


Numerous PSC/PA students have traveled to:

Italy: International Relations of Development: A Simulation of the ECOSOC - Rome

Italy: Contradictions in Public Management

South Korea: Public Administration Case Study: Policy Management in Seoul

Greece: Ancient Greece

Galapagos Islands: NMUN

For more information, please contact Dianne De Salvo, Director CMU Study Abroad, desal1ds@cmich.edu.