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Maymester Study Abroad

The purpose of this Maymester course is to provide students with an opportunity to explore the evolution and development of law and government in a cross-cultural context. Specifically, we will examine particular legal and governmental institutions that regulate policy and resolve disputes both domestically and internationally. A portion of the class will be conducted in the United States with the remaining portions taught in Europe. We typically rotate between London, England / the Netherlands and Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium. 

To find more opportunities please visit the Study Abroad Office. They can help you find potential scholarships. You can make an appointment with their office here.

Course and Trip Details

June 5th to June 15th, 2017

Pre-Professional Advising and the Political Science Department partner to offer this course that takes place over the last half of May. Over the course of the semester students will:

  1. Compare theories of law, governance, and democracy across different political and cultural norms and apply this knowledge to a set of global and national-level legal issues, contexts, and processes.
  2. Compare the evolution of institutions in the United States to those in France and Belgium by exploring the values, beliefs, and perspectives underlying and informing the institutions in these countries.
  3. Develop critical-thinking skills, problem-solving strategies, and the capacity to cope effectively with ambiguous or unfamiliar situations.
  4. Gain experience and insights related to careers in law and government.

The trip cost includes all travel, accommodations, excursions, some meals, and liability/health insurance.

Recruitment for this trip beings in September - find our booth at the Study Abroad Fair!

For more information contact Kirk Randazzo:
Email: randazzo@mailbox.sc.edu 
Phone: (803) 777-6795