Study Abroad Program

Why study abroad as part of the International and Global Studies minor

Understanding the world around you and global issues are at the core of the International and global studies program. Many of the benefits of studying abroad fits perfect into the International and Global Studies learning goals:

  • Global Literacy – Gain an understanding of the degree to which forms of  human difference shape a person’s experiences of and perspectives on the world.
  • Regional Understanding – Apply this understanding to a specific world region and situate this region in broader human and societal processes.
  • Language Training – Complete language training through the intermediate level as both a mode of communication and vehicle for cultural understanding.

 

How to study abroad as an International and Global minor

  • Plan: It will take a couple of months from the idea to going abroad. 
  • Attend Study abroad information sessions
  • Make a plan for how to manage financially. Several options exist. Spend some time exploring the Rutgers Study abroad program’s website.
  • Make an academic plan. Explore the pre-approved courses and programs on the Study Abroad website. Explore other universities that you are interested in as well.
  • Work with the International and Global Studies advising team to get suggestions for courses to take and get pre-approvals

 

When to study abroad as an as an International and global studies minor

We recommend that students study abroad in their junior or senior year. At that time, most students have taken one or more introductory courses and can benefit from taking upper-level courses at Study Abroad universities. 

 

When you choose to study abroad, please work with our advising team to ensure you fulfill all program requirements. You want to partially pay attention to the 01:558:101 Introduction to International and Global Studies. This is the only mandatory course in the program and is typically offered every semester. We recommend that you take this course as early as possible in the program.

 

Where to study abroad (recommended programs)

We have pre-approved several courses taught in English at Stockholm University in Sweden, the University of Melbourne in Australia, and the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. Not knowing Swedish is not an issue when studying at Stockholm University. Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden and welcomes many international visitors, and the English language skills among Swedes are very high. For those who speak Spanish, we can also recommend courses at the University of Valencia in Spain. 

 

All the pre-approved courses can be found on the Study Abroad website. Below are some sample course plans. Please note that schedules change frequently, and the exact courses listed in the sample course plan may not be offered. 

 

What if you want to study at another Study Abroad university?

  1. Make a list of the course offering relevant to the International and Global Studies learning goals (https://geography.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate-program/environmental-studies/learning-goals) at the university you are interested in attending. Include URLs to course descriptions and syllabi provided by the host university’s website. 
  2. Reach out to the International and GlobalStudies advising team via advising@geography.rutgers.edu to get your courses evaluated. 
  3. Follow the instructions by the Rutgers Study Abroad program to get course preapprovals recorded 

 

How to pay for your study abroad

The Rutgers Study abroad program has different solutions for managing the financial aspect of studying abroad. Their goal is to make Study Abroad possible for all Rutgers students. Check out their website and learn more. 

https://global.rutgers.edu/study-abroad/scholarships

https://global.rutgers.edu/study-abroad/finances

Affordable programs:https://global.rutgers.edu/access

 

Detailed sample plans for selected universities

 

Please note that schedules change frequently and the exact courses listed in the sample course plan may not be offered.  You must contact the International and Global Studies advising team to get this courses listed on your Degree Navigator record, they will not appear automatically. Study abroad courses that transfer will be exempt from the subject code limitation for this program. 

 

Fall semester courses

University, Country, Language

Course name

Course number

Rutgers Credits

Rutgers course

Rutgers Int. and Global Studies requirements

Notes

Stockholm University, Sweden


English language courses

Swedish Geography

KG1208

4

01:450:MAJ

R3 Region (Europe)

Great course to take as a study abroad student. Course designed for international students.

Stockholm University, Sweden


English language courses

Essay on Swedish Geography

KG1209

4

01:450:MAJ

R3 Region (Europe)

Follow up the Swedish Geography course with this essay course to dive deeper into Swedish Geography

 

Spring semester courses

University, Country, Language

Course name

Course number

Rutgers Credits

Rutgers course

Rutgers Int. and Global Studies requirements

Notes

Stockholm University, Sweden


English language courses

Challenges for Planning in the Global South

KG2310

4

01:450:MAJ

R2 Tracks (Global Cultures/Social Systema or Environment/Development) or R3 Region (Sub-saharan Africa or Latin America and the Caribbean)

If you like the Cities and Geography and Development course, this course may be for you

Stockholm University, Sweden


English language courses

Gender and Geography

KG2311

3

01:450:361

R2 Tracks (Global Cultures/Social Systems)

Direct equivalent to the Rutgers Gender Geography course

Stockholm University, Sweden


English language courses

Place, Identity and Migration

KG2307

4

01:450:MAJ

R2 Tracks (Global Cultures/Social Systema or Environment/Development)