Social Sciences

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Social Sciences

IFSA has a robust history of sending students to study the social sciences abroad, a natural complement to this area of study. IFSA categorizes social science options abroad with two dozen fields of study, ranging from anthropology and criminal justice to psychology, social work and everything in between. IFSA’s signature CHART database displays an astounding 6,000 classes tagged to the social sciences that IFSA students have recently pursued abroad on thematic programs curated by IFSA and at prestigious institutions around the world. The tool is designed for you to easily navigate and narrow options to meet your unique needs, and students can even engage the academic experts at IFSA to identify classes abroad which are potential matches to the specific classes required for your degree at home. Internships, research, service learning, and more can be integrated into your term abroad, and you might consider enrolling in IFSA’s Community & Culture™ class, an opportunity for a deep dive cultural exploration of your host city with students from institutions across the United States.

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IFSA Student Stories

“The IFSA advisors were extremely communicative and made an effort to learn about my interests and career goals. I couldn’t be happier with my internship placement in Prague!”

Lisa Vetyuhova

Student, Remote Internships

“I think about my time abroad ALL THE TIME, and believe it or not, it comes up in almost all of my conversations. It truly was the best experience of my life!”

Sierra Buscher

Student, Italy

“Through my IFSA program, I volunteered at a travel startup where I initiated and developed a six-month lesson plan for the first English teaching program in a Mayan community, created a cost plan for program volunteers, and translated itineraries.”

Erin Harris

Student, Mexico

“The connections I made during my time in Scotland was the most enjoyable aspect of my IFSA study abroad abroad experience. Being part of the St. Andrews basketball team really facilitated my relationship with the campus and its students.”

Anne Ridenhour

Student, Scotland

“Through IFSA, I learned to enjoy the small things in life, was able to better understand a culture different from mine, developed intellectually through independent study, and improved my Spanish.”

Wilnaphekie Taloute

Student, Cuba

“My IFSA program was amazing. They really do a great job making sure you adjust well and are well equipped for your time abroad.”

Cole Wilsey

Student, Ireland

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