SSIS students have the option to study for the full year, rather than just 1 semester.

About Studying Abroad

There are various different ways that you can study abroad as part of a degree within the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. Which approach you use will depend on your degree programme, and on the destination you wish to go to.

Here are the main ways our students study abroad:

  • Year Abroad - International Student Exchange and Erasmus. Most three-year degree programmes in our College have a four-year equivalent programme in which the third year is spent studying at a university overseas. There are over 30 different partner universities available across the world. Those within Europe are part of the Erasmus scheme, which means students are eligible for a grant.

  • IAIS Year Abroad. Some degree programmes within the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies include a year spent at a university in the Middle East. Further details.

  • Department of Modern Languages. Combined honours programmes with Modern Languages include a year spent abroad. This year is overseen by the Department of Modern Languages. For further details see

  • Business School. Students on the Leadership & Politics or Economics & Politics programmes are able to spend a year studying abroad in Europe. This can either be overseen by the Business School or by Social Sciences. For further details on the options within the Business School please see

  • College of Humanities. Students on combined honours with the College of Humanities are able to go abroad through either the College of Humanities or through Social Sciences. For information on their study abroad options within Humanities please see

  • Postgraduate Erasmus exchanges. We currently offers exchange for postgraduate students as a part of a programme from the Centre for European Governance. For further details contact

  • Flexible Combined Honours. Students on the Flexible Combined Honours degree programme have various options for studying abroad. For further details see

These webpages focus on the year-long and semester-long International Student Exchange and Erasmus programmes within the subjects of Law, Politics, International Relations, Philosophy and Sociology. For the other options please follow the links above.

For more details visit the International Office website.



1st Year Study Abroad/Employment Experience Introductory Briefing 2017

-‌ 2nd Year Study Abroad Information Talk 2017

Friends at William & Mary, copyright Andrew Addison Students outside the Science Center at University of Southern Mississippi.


To find out where you can go click on Where you can go.