Imagine studying international politics in places like Hong Kong or Rome. With Central Michigan University's Office of Study Abroad, you can expand your worldview and gain the cross-cultural and global knowledge that is highly valued by today's employers and graduate schools.

Choose from more than 150 programs in over 50 countries! Complete your internship abroad, study for a summer, semester or academic year, or participate in a short-term faculty-led program—all while earning CMU credit towards graduation. In fact, CMU students who study abroad are more likely to graduate in 4 years than those who don’t study abroad.

 Visit the Office of Study Abroad website to find information about scholarships, schedule an appointment and search through programs.

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 Study Abroad
  • 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 Student Study Abroad Grant grant is available from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Central Michigan University.

Deadline: Ongoing. Requests will be reviewed and applicants notified via e-mail in 2 to 3 weeks.
Award Amount: Varies (dependent upon the amount of funding available)

**Funds have been exhausted for 2019**


Department of Political Science and Public Administration Study Abroad Locations:

American University of Rome, Italy


Centre International d`Etudes Francaises (CIDEF)

Dominican Republic

Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

France and Italy: The Culture of Renaissance Italy and France

Galapagos Islands

German Federation Exchange, Germany

Greece: Foundations of Western Civilization

Ireland: Pre-Student teaching Program

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

ISA Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso - Chile

Japan Center for Michigan Universities

KEI Moscow

Kingston University, United Kingdom

Lingnan University - China

Mexico: Los Ninos de Oaxaca

Nanyang Technological University

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

South Africa beyond Apartheid: Literature, Identity, Culture & History

University of Limerick, Ireland

Universidad De Navarra, Spain

University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Universidad San Francisco de Quito

For more information, please contact Dianne De Salvo, Director CMU Study Abroad,