Pathways to Study Abroad
Flexible Study Abroad Opportunities Available to Sociology Majors
Sociology majors are encouraged to study
abroad, and many opportunities can complement studies in sociology. Social problems and issues need a global and local perspective. Because of
the flexibility and breadth in the Sociology program, study abroad can easily fit into
the program and the Undergraduate Curriculum requirements.
Students are encouraged to meet with
their advisers to discuss their career interests and goals. It is important to
have this discussion and formulate a plan early so that the international
program is integrated with required and elective courses for the major. Most students use their study abroad courses and experiences to explore international perspectives
on sociological and cultural issues.
Sociology majors typically study abroad
during their sophomore or junior years because of the senior-year focus on independent
research and thesis. Depending on which semester a student is abroad, he or she
will select a course that substitutes for a major requirement, an elective in
Sociology or a course in Anthropology or Gender & Women’s Studies. Studying abroad can
provide students with the opportunity to take a course that is not available at
Arcadia University, and to learn from a different point of view.
Since it is important that students plan ahead for study abroad, they should consult with their advisers as soon as possible and make their intentions known to the Program Director and the Associate Dean of International Affairs.