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Sociology Abroad
Among many fascinating topics, you can study the sociology of family relationships, the cultural impact of globalization and the consequences of race, class, age and gender divisions across societies. Experience-based research and internships​ expand on course topics and help you develop practical skills. 
 

Earn UC credit while experiencing a new and exciting culture and place! UCEAP alumni have a 97% success rate in receiving credit toward their major.

 

Programs for Your Major

Below are featured programs with excellent student reviews, a wide availability of courses, and unique academic opportunities in sociology. 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: sociology.
 
 
Canada: McGill University, Montreal
 
Sub-disciplines: Comparative, Area, and International Studies; Culture; Law, Criminology and Deviance; Organizations and Institutions; Politics and Social Change; Social Inequality; Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Study at the highest ranked university in Canada and learn from faculty who have collaborated across universities and influenced policy-makers with their research findings. McGill’s research and teaching focuses on Comparative Political Sociology and Development, Diversity and Inequalities, and Population and Health. A special feature is the option to participate in the annual Spring Sociology Symposium where guest lecturers discuss cutting-edge research.
 
 
Chile: Chilean Universities, Santiago
 
Sub-disciplines: Culture; Organizations and Institutions; Politics and Social Change
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Study Sociology at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile or the University of Chile-- both are top-ranked institutions in Latin America. You can take courses focusing on culture, organizations and institutions, and politics and social change, among others.
 
 
Denmark: University of Copenhagen
 
Sub-disciplines: Comparative, Area, and International Studies; Organizations and Institutions;  Politics and Social Change; Social Inequality
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Expand your horizons by studying in Denmark where you can compare and contrast the ways in which Danes and Americans view society, migration and refugees, welfare, and criminology.  Coursework ranges from broad introductions to Danish society all the way to advanced level coursework on specific aspects of Danish, Scandinavian and European society.
 
 
France: French & European Studies, UC Center Paris

Sub-disciplines:
 Comparative, Area, and International Studies; Culture; Politics and Social Change
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall
 
Paris, a city that conjures up images of historically significant events, social movements, and monuments becomes your classroom as you visit sites around the city in your classes. You will select from courses in English that cover the social history of Paris, the sociology of media in France, and dynamic social order revolving around politics, gender and culture. 
 
 
Ghana: University of Ghana, Accra
 
Sub-disciplines: Politics and Social Change; Social Inequality; Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
More UC sociology students are choosing the University of Ghana over traditionally popular locations for the opportunity to study development and poverty, human rights and social change both inside and outside the classroom with coursework, community service and research activities.
 
 
Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong
 
Sub-disciplines: Comparative, Area, and International Studies; Culture; Law, Criminology and Deviance
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Study in one of Asia's leading Sociology departments. There is a wide variety of courses which follow three main themes: Asian Societies and Global Networks, Criminal Justice, and Media, Culture and Heritage.
 
 
Ireland: University College Dublin
 
Sub-disciplines: Comparative, Area, and International Studies; Culture; Law, Criminology and Deviance; Organizations and Institutions; Social Inequality
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Enjoy a more independent style of learning while you study in Ireland's vibrant capital, Dublin. At UCD you can explore various themes in sociology such as marginalized communities, globalization and inequality from an Irish perspective.
 
 
New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington
 
Sub-disciplines: Comparative, Area, and International Studies; Culture; Politics and Social Change; Social Inequality
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Study sociology in the cultural hub of Wellington. As New Zealand's capital, Wellington offers numerous museums, art galleries, drama and musical societies, and professional theater companies. At the university, topics within sociology include gender, social inequalities, New Zealand-specific social structures and more.
 
 
Singapore: National University of Singapore
 
Sub-disciplines: Comparative, Area, and International Studies; Law, Criminology and Deviance; Social Inequality
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Maximize your education by choosing the National University of Singapore, which is highly ranked for Sociology worldwide. Courses focus on a wide range of contemporary issues from popular culture, media, race, gender, religion, law and deviance.
 
 
Spain: University of Barcelona
 
Sub-disciplines: Organizations and Institutions; Politics and Social Change; Culture
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Terms: Spring, Year
 
Sociology at the University of Barcelona is located in the Faculty of Economics and Business so many of the courses do have a business and economics focus. Additional areas of focus include politics, culture, and sexuality and gender. Studying at the University of Barcelona offers a unique opportunity to understand the political, social and cultural dynamics between Catalonia and the rest of Spain.
 
 
Sweden: Lund University

Sub-disciplines:
 Comparative, Area and International Studies; Culture; Politics and Social Change; Social Inequality
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Investigate sociology through a Scandinavian and Swedish perspective at Lund University. The curriculum offers courses that will introduce you to Swedish society, welfare, culture, social work, and also those that investigate social issues on a global scale. Courses investigate the sociology of migration, economics, sexual health, religion, sports, gender, education, policy and more. 
 
 
UK-England: University of Manchester
 
Sub-disciplines: Comparative, Area and International Studies; Culture; Law, Criminology and Deviance; Organizations and Institutions; Politics and Social Change; Social Inequality; Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Study at a university that is consistently ranked highly for research. Courses focus on research skills, and course themes include criminology, social divisions and inequalities, social ties, networks and social movements, personal and everyday life, cultural practices, consumption and sustainability, census and survey research, and innovations in qualitative and mixed methodologies.
 
 
UK-England: University of Sussex
 
Sub-disciplines: Comparative, Area and International Studies; Culture; Law, Criminology and Deviance; Organizations and Institutions; Politics and Social Change; Social Inequality; Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Learn from faculty involved in the latest developments in sociology as they advise organizations such as the United Nations. Sociology and criminology research at Sussex directly fuels public and policy debates. Class topics include cosmopolitanism, racism and globalization; regulation, clinical research and mental health; and sexual violence, gender and the body.
 
 
UK-Scotland: University of Glasgow
 
Sub-disciplines: Comparative, Area and International Studies; Culture; Law, Criminology and Deviance; Politics and Social Change; Social Inequality
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Hone your interests as you study at one of the top ranked Sociology Schools in the United Kingdom. Although course listings are extensive, particular strengths include the sociology of inequalities, politics and social change.
 

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: sociology