• Off-Campus Programs for Policy Studies Majors

  • Every Policy Studies major should spend a semester away from Syracuse University. Some have spent two or three semesters away.

    SU Abroad Programs

    Many Policy Studies students choose one of the many programs from SU Abroad as an off-campus experience. The programs that have well-developed internship programs are the best for majors who want to learn more about policies, some of which also have coursework on policies that allow you to compare foreign governments to that of the U.S

    For more information, contact the SU Abroad office at (315) 443-3472 or visit the SU Abroad website.

    As students, you will work with Michelle Walker to verify that the courses you take while abroad will count toward your topical specialization, if you so choose.

    Maxwell School's Washington Semester Program

    Students in this program complete four courses, taught by Maxwell School faculty in Washington, D.C., and an internship. Of the 15 credits offered, nine of them satisfy course requirements for the Policy Studies major.

    This valuable program gives you the opportunity to shadow and assist bureaucrats, interest group representatives, and politicians of Washington, D.C.

    >> Visit the Maxwell-in-Washington website for more information

    Assembly Intern Program in Albany

    This program offers you the opportunity to work full time in the New York State legislature. During each legislative session, from January through May, students work for an assigned legislator and take courses on New York state politics, taught in Albany by college faculty. As a participant, you will receive some payment for your work and earn 15 credits, nine of which can apply to the major. The application deadline is usually in early October. You get a $6,000+ stipend to cover extra costs. See Professor Coplin for more details or visit the New York State Assembly Internships website.