What are the benefits of study abroad for someone in War and Peace Studies?
While cross-cultural competency is important for any citizen, graduates of this degree
combine their classroom study with the immeasurable experiential growth that occurs
while living in another culture. This combination of classroom and real world experience
assures us that we are putting forth graduates who have the tools to live and work towards
a more peaceful and just socety. Students in this field must complete at least one study abroad or overseas internship experience to help them develop cross-cultural competence, proficiency in a language other than English and learn about topics related to security studies.
When is the best time for War and Peace Studies students to go abroad?
Students should not wait until the last term of their senior year to satisfy this requirement.
Some students may choose to go abroad more than once in careful consultation with their
advisor. Timing depends on the exact requirements you’d like to fulfill, so start planning early
to identify the ideal timeline to go abroad.
What types of academic requirements can I fulfill abroad?
Study abroad or internship requirement: Students in this major must complete
an advisor-approved study abroad or internship experience(s) that reflects major/language of
study. Study abroad or internship must be at least 5 weeks in length.
Language requirements: The War and Peace Studies major requires 3 years of non-
English language study or equivalent OR 2 years of one non-English language and one of
another or equivalent. To fulfill this requirement, most students choose to complete an
overseas experiences which matches their language of study.
Major requirements: Students should focus upon courses which meet requirements in
the Global Studies major. Students should consult with their advisor for potential exceptions
for courses taken overseas to count toward the war and peace track.
University-wide and college requirements: Students may be able to take courses
that will fulfill Tier II and other college-level requirements, although this is not the primary
focus of the experience.
What are other academic considerations for someone in War and Peace Studies?
Students should start at least a year in advance to plan for overseas internship or study abroad
and consult with education abroad staff and their academic advisor before committing to a program.
What do I do next?
Visit our Planning Your Experience page to discover the steps you'll need to take.
|Sample STUDY ABROAD programs for Global Studies: War and Peace|
Argentina: SIT - Social Movements and Human Rights
Australia: IEP - Semester on the Gold Coast
Balkans: SIT - State Building and Human Rights in Kosovo, Macedonia, and Serbia
Bolivia: SIT - Latin American Revolutionary Movements and Conflict Resolution
Bolivia: SIT - Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change
Brazil: SIT - Social Justice and Sustainable Development
Chile: SIT - Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development
China: OHIO - Chinese Language & Culture in Beijing
China SAR: OHIO - Hong Kong Baptist University exchange
Kenya: KEI - Nairobi
Ireland: IEP - Semester in Limerick
Ireland: SIT - Transformation of Social and Political Conflict
Israel: OHIO - Summer in Tel Aviv
Israel: University of Haifa
Italy: IEP - Semester in Rome
Japan: OHIO - Study abroad at Chubu University
Japan: OHIO - Musashi University exchange
Japan: AsiaLearn - Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Jordan: CIEE - Diplomacy and Policy Studies
Morocco: IES - Study in Rabat
Morocco: ISA - Meknčs, Morocco
Morocco: SIT - Multiculturalism and Human Rights
Nicaragua: SIT - Revolution, Transformation, and Civil Society
Rwanda: SIT - Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding
Serbia, Bosnia and Kosovo: SIT - Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans
Semester at Sea
South Africa: CIEE - Service Learning in Cape Town
South Africa: CIEE - Arts & Sciences in Stellenbosch
South Africa: IEP - Summer in South Africa
South Africa: IEP - Semester in South Africa
South Africa: SIT -Social and Political Transformation
Sweden: CIEE - Arts & Sciences in Uppsala
Switzerland: SIT, International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy
Thailand: IEP - Semester in Thailand
Thailand: IEP - Summer in Thailand
Thailand: CIEE, Development and Globalization
The Education Abroad Network:Thailand and Cambodia
United Arab Emirates: API, Summer in Sharjah
Wales: OHIO - Swansea University exchange
Additional opportunities available! Click here to view more program options & come to walk-in advising, Mon-Fri, 1-4 PM.
Transfer credit may be earned on approved Non-OHIO & exchange programs. Students participating on these programs should complete a Foreign Study Checklist (available at the Office of Education Abroad) to seek pre-approval prior to departure. Students wishing to utilize financial aid and scholarships, click here. OHIO scholarships may not apply to all programs listed on this page. Students should research the country where they plan to study at www.travel.state.gov. Students traveling to a country with a state department warning will be required to sign a waiver (available in the Walter International Education Center) prior to departure.
|Work, Volunteer, Intern suggestions for Global Studies: War and Peace|
IEP (Full-time on-campus advisor available at the Office of Education Abroad)
Internship opportunities are available in New Zealand, Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, France, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, and Italy. IEP internships are tailored to each individual student's needs and interests and can last anywhere from one month to a full semester. Interested students can set up an appointment with Frances Weiner (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Walter International Education Center.
Cross Cultural Solutions
Internships and volunteer opportunities in Ghana, India, Costa Rica, China and more in areas like health, education and social services.
Employment, internships, and volunteer opportunities are available. Amnesty International currently has 115 volunteers and interns working for them.
United Nations Development Program
Work or volunteer to promote peace and global development abroad.
For an extensive list of opportunities to work, volunteer, or intern abroad please click here.
Students should consult their academic department regarding earning credit for internships. Students will not receive transfer credit for internship programs UNLESS the internship is required of a student’s major and the student receives pre-approval for the internship. Students should register with the Office of Education Abroad before traveling overseas.
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840