Steps to Studying Abroad with Political Science
Step 1 – Explore Options (London or Florence)
Step 2 – Reach out to the Program Directors (Professors Ian Down and Kirsten Widner)
Step 3 – Complete Application (https://volsabroad.utk.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=11273)
Step 4 – Make sure you have a passport and Visa (if needed)
Step 5 – Find Funding to support your trip
Step 6 – Book airline ticket
Step 7 – Have the time of your life!
The London Summer Program
The London Summer Program is a five week, six credit hour program examining the British Political System and British Political Culture (with the option of an additional five week, three credit hour internship in London). Students spend mornings in class and then undertake excursions to sites of historical and political relevance and/or have meetings with representatives of political parties.
The self-catering flats and the classrooms used for the program are located in central London and students will have ample free time to explore London and beyond, with much of the afternoons, the evenings and weekends free.
The Florence Summer Program
Spend five weeks reliving the Renaissance. Florence was Paris before Paris. It was the cradle of civilization. Relive the glory of Florence. See where Michelangelo sculpted and Leonardo thought. Live in the “New Rome” created by the Medici family. See where Machiavelli wrote, was exiled, tortured and returned to power. Take courses on comparative public policy, political theory, and comparative court systems and earn six credits. Spend your weekends touring Tuscany, or in Venice, Rome, Cinque Terra, and along the Amalfi Coast. And the food!!! Enjoy REAL Pizza. One problem though. Once you have had Gelato, ice cream will never be the same.
First image: visit Orvieto; Second image: an image of San Gimignano; within Florence, side trips include visits to the Accademia (see Michelangelo’s David), the Bargello (see the other Davids), the Uffizi, and the Duomo.