Study Abroad

Study abroad has become an increasingly popular means of expanding the educational experience. At this point, we offer study abroad opportunities once or twice a year. These study abroad experiences are led by Professors Susan Pitchford or Edgar Kiser who have taken students to Zimbabwe, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Spain, and Rome.

There are no upcoming programs sponsored by our department. Visit UW Study Abroad to learn about other opportunities.

Students in Segovia, August 2019
Students in Segovia, August 2019

Sociology Study Abroad Credit

We offer study abroad classes up to twice a year. These courses are led by faculty members and investigate social issues in other parts of the world.  Recent programs have visited Zimbabwe, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Spain, and Rome.

Study abroad credit is given as SOC 195 or SOC 395. For Sociology majors, these credits satisfy Sociology elective requirements. However, except with special permission, they do not apply to upper division requirements. We recommend that Sociology majors complete major requirements in residence at UW, and apply Study Abroad credits to general elective requirements.

For more information on foreign study opportunities, see the UW Study Abroad website.

Spain in August 24 - September 15,  2020

Students on this popular program travel to three parts of Spain to learn about some of the challenges facing Spanish society, including economic inequality, populism and migration. Students will have the opportunity to hear from a range of policymakers and professionals as well as affected groups and individuals, learning how Spain’s situation and efforts in these areas are similar or different from the US. Topics will include the challenge of regional diversity and separatist movements, feminism, the Roma community, integration of immigrants and minority rights, housing, youth unemployment, and the broader challenges and repercussions of economic austerity and the rise of populism. For a more detailed description, head to the AskSoc blog

Spain Study Abroad Program Details, Application, and Deadlines

  • Information Session – February 4, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Mary Gates 171E
  • Information Session – February 11, 12:00 – 1:00pm, Mary Gates 171E
  • Applications due – February 15!
  • Decision date – February 27

Italy in Winter 2020

Travel to Rome, Venice, Florence, and Naples over winter quarter!

Italy Study Abroad Program Details, Application, and Deadlines

Visit our Awards & Scholarships page for study abroad funding opportunities, or make an appointment with an advisor.