Loyola University Maryland

Department of Sociology

Study Abroad

Study abroad can be a wonderful addition to coursework in sociology. It gives you an opportunity to experience cultural differences, and many programs offer sociology coursework that engages with institutional structures specific to the home country.  Gaining this type of comparative understanding will assist your efforts to pursue social justice and social change, as well as to work effectively in U.S. organizations.

The Loyola Sociology Department has pre-approved numerous courses at various levels of instruction. For example, the following courses offered by the DIS-Copenhagen program are pre-approved for SC 360+ credit: Criminology and Criminal Justice in Scandinavia; Cultural Diversity and Integration; Gender and Sexuality in Scandinavia; Holocaust and Genocide; Prostitution and the Sex Trade in Europe; and War Crimes and Human Rights. For more course information, please visit DIS-Copenhagen program site. It is important to avoid registering for a course that you have already taken.

Review the lists of study abroad courses that are approved for Sociology credit when you consider where to apply and when selecting courses once you are accepted. If you see other interesting courses on your target university’s website that you would like to take, obtain the course description and a syllabus and provide them in electronic form to the Sociology Department Chair.

Loyola Summer Program in Prague

Summer programs are a better study abroad option for some students. The Loyola Summer Program in Prague is a one-month intensive study abroad program open to all majors that will complete your ethics core requirement and provide you with sociology elective credit/global studies (topical component):

  • TH 305 - Ethics: Contemporary Moral Issues (satisfies ethics core)
  • SC 230 - Introduction to Czech Culture and Society / MG 419 - Special Topics in Management / IB 470 - Special Topics in International Business


Charles University in Prague
Catholic Theological Faculty


Annually, in July

Criteria for Acceptance

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
  • Completed TH 201
  • Academic advisor’s approval
  • Clean disciplinary record (not on disciplinary probation or with history of disciplinary problems)
  • Recommendation from faculty or administrator


Fee covers tuition, housing, breakfast and special meals, class trips and tours, cultural events, and transportation pass. Airfare is not included.  

Dr. Vann and students in front of a fountain in Prague


Dr. Christy DeVader
Associate Professor, Management and International Business  
(410) 617-2609
Sellinger Hall 409

Application Information

  • Online application due mid-February
  • $700 deposit due upon acceptance/no later than application due date
  • Balance due end of March

For more information and to apply, please visit the International Programs page.

Michelle Gawerc

Michelle Gawerc, Ph.D.

This sociology professor's work is driven by her dedication to peace, justice, and understanding