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Public Policy

Students in Public Policy should study abroad to learn from and immerse themselves in foreign culture, including experiencing other nations’ histories, cultures, and languages.  By studying public policy abroad, this will allow you to see today’s global challenges and to develop international competence. Students who study abroad in quality policy programs for academic credit, engage in service and experiential learning, internships, and research, and study foreign areas and languages are far better prepared for the workforce upon graduation because of the many skills that are gained from all the experiences abroad that would have never been able to be taught in the classroom.

Sharon Hayes

It is important to study abroad in the Public Policy major because it will give students the chance to see today’s global challenges and to gain international competence firsthand.  It will give students the opportunity to improve language skills, experience a different style of teaching, and enhance their networks.  Students will learn about new cultures, perspectives, government and policies while developing confidence through leadership, communication skills, and cross-cultural awareness.  In college, it may be the best time to go see the world and discover career opportunities abroad while benefitting from experiential learning.  I encourage all students to study abroad!

Sharon Hayes  |  Director of Undergraduate Programs and Academic Support Staff

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Highlighted Programs for Public Policy Majors Heading link

The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs recommends the following programs as being a good fit for Public Policy majors. Although these are recommended programs, please note that you are able to explore our full program listing here.