Undergraduates can study anywhere in the world that is approved by their Faculty Advisor and College. Study in universities, improve language skills, conduct fieldwork, engage in service-learning, or participate in an internship. Financial aid travels with you for approved semester and yearlong programs, and there is additional funding available for study abroad experiences. You can browse programs and get more information through Cornell Global Learning and the CALS Exchange Program, but you should also schedule an appointment with an advisor in the CALS International Programs for Undergraduates office who can help you discover your international opportunity and negotiate the study abroad process.
Here is a list of programs that Development Sociology majors have found especially meaningful:
- University of Copenhagen, Denmark [in particular the ILUNRM field course may be of interest, which incorporates a 3 week trip to a developing country]
- Jacobs University, Germany
- Wageningen University, Netherlands
- Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
- Uppsala University, Sweden
- Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina (Upper-intermediate Spanish required)
Office of Global Learning: Over 300 CALS-approved study abroad programs!
- SIT Programs (multiple foci, multiple countries – many very much related to the major; to browse programs, type "SIT" in the search bar on the Cornell Student Experience website.)
- DIS Copenhagen: (thematically-driven) Sociology, Public Health, Justice & Human Rights, Urban Studies
- Cornell Global Program: Nilgiris Field Learning Center, India
- Cornell Global Program: Sciences Po in Paris (French required)
Applications open each year in mid-December and close in early February. Learn more