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 Programs
Summer programs are a better study abroad option for some students.
For more information and to apply, please visit the International Programs page.