Whether it's interning in London, studying in Spain or doing research in Germany, most Hobart and William Smith students will have had some kind of international learning experience before they graduate.

With some planning, International Relations majors can travel abroad and still graduate on time. While the Center for Global Education offers abroad programs on six continents, faculty from the International Relations department sponsor programs in Central Europe and Geneva, Switzerland.

Central Europe

As part of the Central Europe program is based in four sites throughout Germany, Romania and Hungary. The program examines issues related to ethnicity and multiculturalism and the process of socioeconomic and political transition underway in the region. Each site provides a different perspective on these issues, facilitating comparative analysis that will provide students with insight into the implications of these issues for Europe and beyond.

Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland is home to a multitude of intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, including a variety of UN-affiliated entities and the International Red Cross. The Geneva program focuses on issues associated with globalization as well as the work of international organizations based in the city. Students will be introduced to these issues and organizations through courses and a field-based research project.



At HWS, students have the freedom to study at any of our Global Education destinations.

The featured abroad programs are recommended by the International Relations department based on content of the curricula.



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