MU Political Science students have taken Study Abroad trips to Guatemala, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. We visit local historical and cultural sites while immersing ourselves in the local political scene. These opportunities take place over Spring Break in odd numbered years.
Trips include language training, discussions with local political officials, and visits to government institutions. Students receive academic credit by registering for a PSC area studies course. For instance, recent trips have been run through PSC 4050 Politics of Latin America. Future trips are planned through European Politics and Chinese Politics courses. Area studies courses like these count toward the Political Science degree as part of the International Relations Concentration and as PSC electives.