Field Experience

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Prior to the second semester of the senior year, each student must complete an approved cross-cultural or field experience. The requirement can be satisfied in a number of ways, including but not limited to:

  • Semester study abroad.
  • Summer study abroad (minimum four weeks).
  • Summer language study abroad (minimum four weeks).
  • Policy relevant summer jobs abroad (minimum six weeks or 240 hours).
  • ROTC training.
  • Senior thesis research in the field (minimum four weeks).
  • Extended service in an underserved community (minimum six weeks or 240 hours).
  • Internship involving public policy work in a nonprofit, government, or international agency (minimum six weeks or 240 hours).

Cross-cultural or field experience gained during freshman or sophomore years might count toward this requirement. All past or proposed work must be approved by the Undergraduate Program Office.