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History Abroad
Experience first-hand the sites, monuments and artifacts that you had only read about before. Even if your primary interest is American history, an outside perspective on the United States can be fascinating and illuminating. Plus, you can get a practical and deeper understanding of course topics through experience-based research and internships.   

Programs for Your Major

Below are featured programs with excellent student reviews, a wide availability of courses and unique academic opportunities in history. These are only a few of the opportunities available to you on UCEAP. For a comprehensive list of programs in your major, see the UCEAP program search under the subject area: history.
 
Australia: University of Sydney
 
Sub-disciplines: African History, Asian History, European History, United States History, World History
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Established in 1891, the History department at the University of Sydney is the oldest in Australia, with particular strengths in American, Australian, European and Chinese history. Some professors in the department study culture and others study politics, and many of them work in the areas of international and transnational history.
 
Barbados: University of the West Indies, Bridgetown
 
Sub-disciplines: African History
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The University of the West Indies, Barbados offers exceptional courses in African History, History of Slavery in the Caribbean and the Americas, and the African Diaspora in the Caribbean and the Americas. You can also gain a unique perspective through strong coursework in Latin American and Caribbean history, European history, and Women's and Gender history.
 
Chile: Chilean Universities, Santiago
 
Sub-disciplines: Latin American History
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
PUC-Chile and the University of Chile offer a wide variety of history courses including in-depth exploration into the History of Chile and Latin America before, during and after the colonial era among other topics. By studying Latin American history in Chile you have the opportunity to see history firsthand as you explore Santiago and beyond.
 
China: Peking University
 
Sub-disciplines: Chinese History, World History
Language of Instruction: Chinese
Terms: Spring, Year

Study ancient, modern and contemporary Chinese history in Beijing. The History department at Peking University specializes in Chinese and world history and has a robust program in archaeology and museology. The university houses libraries with rare and precious copies of ancient manuscripts and books to enhance your studies.
 
Czech Republic: Central European Studies, Prague
 
Sub-disciplines: Central European History, Czech History
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring
 
Use Prague as your laboratory as you study Central European and Czech History. Visit sites of historical and cultural importance, such as Prague Castle, Old Town and the halls of Charles University and choose from an array of courses taught in English both through CIEE and Charles University. Explore the unique circumstances and environment that affected the Czech Republic pre, during, and post the Cold War or delve into Czech history prior to World War I.
 
France: Political Science, Sciences Po, Paris
 
Sub-disciplines: Asian History, European History, French History, Latin American History, Middle Eastern History, United States History 
Language of Instruction: English, French
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The curriculum at Sciences Po gives students an in-depth exploration at the intricate relationship between politics and history. Not only does the program offer courses in French and European history, it also offers American History, Latin American History, Asian History and Middle Eastern History, with a focus on the history of politics, conflict, society and international relations of the region. Sciences Po only offers Modern History courses; Ancient History will not be covered in the curriculum.
 
Israel: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 
Sub-disciplines: Middle Eastern History
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Study Middle Eastern history using Israel and Jerusalem as your entry point into the region. Take courses in subjects such as Israeli, Palestinian and Jewish history analyzing how these histories relate, clash and intertwine. Explore the historical movements, events and people in and outside of the classroom visiting numerous sites of historical significance.  
 
Italy: Rome Through the Ages, UC Center Rome
 
Sub-disciplines: Ancient History, Modern History, Italian History
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall
 
Rome, a city where ancient meets modern, is an excellent place to study Italian history. With excursions as part of almost every course, historical sites such as the Forum, Piazza Navona and the Colosseum become your classroom. Take courses in English that explore the history of Rome as an empire and a city.
 
Mexico: National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
 
Sub-disciplines: Latin American History, World History
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The Department of History at the National Autonomous University of Mexico is massive with an ever-evolving selection of courses. You can take your pick by focusing on a specific region or country such as Mexico, Latin America, Europe, etc. You could also focus on a particular period from Ancient to Contemporary history. Any course is an opportunity to gain historical knowledge from a Mexican perspective.
 
Netherlands: Utrecht University
 
Sub-disciplines: Ancient History, Medieval History, Modern History, European History
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
You will find a wide range of history courses at Utrecht University. The curriculum offers introductory level history courses for students who are just starting their studies as well as more in-depth upper-division coursework for students who have narrowed the scope of their history studies. Courses will give you a Dutch and European perspective of history that will broaden your horizons within your main field of study. 
 
New Zealand: University of Auckland
 
Sub-disciplines: Australian History, Asian History, European History, Maori History, New Zealand History, Pacific History, United States History, World History
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
At this world-ranked university, you can choose from courses that focus on a variety of themes, cultures, regions and time periods. Study opportunities include New Zealand history, Māori and indigenous histories, pre-modern and modern Europe, American history and the histories of Asia, Australia and the Pacific.
 
Norway: University of Oslo
 
Sub-disciplines: Modern History, Scandinavian History
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Explore the Viking Age and the contributions the Vikings made to the world through the curriculum at the University of Oslo. Outside the classroom you will be exposed to the living history of the Vikings throughout the city. Courses also cover US history, social history, ancient and modern history from a Scandinavian perspective.
 
Singapore: National University of Singapore
 
Sub-disciplines: European History, South and Southeast Asian History, United States History
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The History Department at the National University of Singapore has a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Exceptional courses are offered in the history of Southeast and East Asia, but strong courses in European, American and military history are also part of the curriculum in this vibrant department.
 
South Africa: University of Cape Town
 
Sub-disciplines: African History
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring
 
Study at the oldest university history department in sub-Saharan Africa. Specialties include economic history and African history and you can study topics such as genocide, conflict, memory and film history.
 
Spain: Complutense University of Madrid
 
Sub-disciplines: European History
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Terms: Fall, Year
 
History course offerings at the Complutense are varied and numerous and include topics such as the development of western civilization in antiquity, power and government in medieval Europe, and the history of Spain in the 20th century. Coursework is particularly strong in European history which provides context for the culture and history you will experience in Spain. 
 
Spain: University of Granada
 
Sub-disciplines: European History
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Terms: Fall, Year
 
There are several History Departments within the University of Granada: Ancient History; Medieval History; Contemporary History; Modern History & History of the Americas.  The majority of courses focus on European History and there are many options to customize your history studies.
 
UK-England: University College London
 
Sub-disciplines: African History, Asian History, European History, Latin American History, Middle Eastern History, United States History, World History
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The University College London History department dates back to 1830, and​ it is consistently ranked as one of the best in the world for the quality of both its research and teaching. It is an exciting place to study over 5,000 years of history, across every continent, from the ancient Middle East to the twenty-first century.
 
UK-England: University of Warwick
 
Sub-disciplines: African History, Asian History, European History, Latin American History, Middle Eastern History, United States History, World History
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Year
 
The Warwick University History Department is one of the largest history departments in the UK. It boasts a wide range of coursework and expertise from the history of the Middle Ages to the Modern Period, and topics such as Memory, Medicine and Science, and Migration, spanning geographical areas around the world.
 
UK-Scotland: University of Edinburgh
 
Sub-disciplines: African History, Asian History, European History, Middle Eastern History, United States History, World History
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
History at Edinburgh is internationally renowned for the breadth and depth of staff teaching and research interests. The History department offers an exceptionally wide range of courses at all levels of study. In addition, Edinburgh-based societies may offer seminars in areas such as Scottish history, Gender history, or Economic and social history.
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These are only a few of the opportunities available to you on UCEAP. For a comprehensive list of programs in your major, see the UCEAP program search under the subject area: history