Education Abroad for
Black Studies Majors
Globalize Your Education
Black Studies majors are highly encouraged to study abroad. Participating in a study abroad is an ideal way to add a global perspective to your Black Studies major through the first-hand experience living and studying in another country and culture.
Review the resources here to first help decide how an international experience can fit into your degree plan. It is important to work with your Undergraduate Advisor and an Education Abroad advisor early on in the application process to make sure that you are choosing the best program to fit your goals and meet major requirements.
Why Study Abroad?
When you step out of a familiar environment and engage with another society, where cultural, political, and academic perspectives differ from the U.S., it can greatly enhance your perspective by placing domestic issues and experiences within an international context. It helps participants negotiate differences, listen to and learn from new viewpoints, and adapt to unfamiliar situations. The changed perspective students gain from studying abroad helps make them better informed global citizens, and they are often more competitive for employment, fellowships, and graduate school.
You can Afford to Study Abroad!
Receiving FAFSA? All subsidized & unsubsidized Stafford Loans will automatically work on your study abroad program!
Veteran? Use your Veterans Benefits to help cover the cost of your program fee!
Pell Grant Recipient? Not only can you use your Pell Grant, but you are also eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, worth up to $5,000!
Need Scholarships? The PSU Ed Abroad office offers scholarship workshops every term and has a multitude of resources online for students on a budget. Come meet with us so we can talk about awards ranging from $500 - $10,000.
I'm very thankful because of my amazing experience in Iringa, Tanzania. I got to meet new people, met lots of new incredible friends and best of all, I received support along the way when times got difficult. I am also grateful I got to learn more about the history of this great nation, its culture, and heritage.
- Olive Bukuru, Health Studies: Community major.
Program: CIEE Tanzania: Community Development, Language + Culture
Which Education Abroad Programs Work Well for Black Studies Majors?
The programs listed below are recommended because they offer the largest number and range of courses relevant to Black Studies majors.
USAC Ghana: African Studies in Accra
CIEE Open Campus in Cape Town, South Africa
CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Cape Town, South Africa
CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Gaborone, Botswana
PSU Faculty-Led Ghana: Accra- Culture, History, and Pan-Africanism
IE3 Global Internships
Don't see a program that works for you? Click here for the complete list of programs.
Ready to take the Next Step?
Attend an Ed Abroad 101 session to learn more about studying abroad at PSU. These are 30 minute sessions offered when classes are in session. They cover the application process and direct you to next steps.