Learning Abroad for Sociology Majors

Sociology majors are encouraged to study abroad or work in a foreign environment. Studying abroad provides you with the opportunity to experience another culture, improve foreign language skills, and participate in activities and coursework not found at Mount Holyoke.

Study Abroad

Where to Study
The study abroad process can be made easier by talking with your academic advisor, your department chair, and the McCulloch Center for Global Initiativesabout your plans. This will help you decide which programs are the most relevant, affordable, and beneficial for your educational needs. Also, don’t forget to talk with other students who have studied abroad! They have firsthand experience and are often happy to chat with other students about the ups and downs of studying in another part of the world. 

Sociology Study Abroad Countries and Universities

CIEE in Buenos Aires Argentina
Sydney Australia
Melbourne (Butler) Australia
James Cook Australia
Melbourne (Butler) Australia
Vesalius Belgium
British Columbia Canada
SIT China Yunnan China
CIEE in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
Hood in Strasbourg France
Lady Shri Ram College India
UCD Ireland
Haifa Israel
Siena School Liberal Arts Italy
API Florence Italy
Victoria New Zealand
Cape Town (InterStudy) South Africa
Cape Town (InterStudy) South Africa
Cape Town South Africa
CIEE Advanced Liberal Arts Spain
Edinburgh (Butler) United Kingdom
LSE United Kingdom
LSE United Kingdom
LSE United Kingdom
Edinburgh United Kingdom

When to Study
It is of vital importance that students keep departmental requirements in mind when planning to study abroad. Almost no planning hurdle is insurmountable, as long as students consult with their advisor and, where necessary the department chair, to address these issues ahead of time.

Summer internships and research abroad

An international summer internship or research project is a good way for anthropology and sociology majors to apply and develop their skills and explore possible career paths while engaging with cultures and perspectives outside the United States. Those majors involved in significant research collaborations with faculty may find a summer internship to be the best fit with their plans for their time at the college.

Students have the option of developing their own summer internship or research project. Support for unpaid opportunities is available through the Lynk Universal Application Form (UAF), which offers students access to funding from a variety of College fellowship sources to cover travel and living expenses for the duration of the project. Students with a family contribution of less than $5000 may also receive a $500 grant to apply towards their summer earnings contribution. Both the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives and the Career Development Center have student evaluations of past international internships on file.