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American Studies

How does studying abroad fit with this major?

As American Studies majors students focus on analyzing visual culture, media, social movements, and literature through the lens of American history and politics and their relationship with the world. Studying abroad gives American Studies students an opportunity to view American culture from the perspective of their host culture. This in turn gives students the ability to partake in cross cultural comparisons which may expand their critical thinking skills.

A study abroad experience provides American Studies students with a point of view they would be unable to gain without venturing outside the confines of our nation’s borders. Many foreign universities have American Studies departments that offer students the ability to fulfill their major or general education requirements, while enjoying all the excitement of living abroad.

Featured Programs

The American Studies Program at Ramapo is committed to international education, and to making sure our students can study abroad on the way to completing the major. The following colleges and universities are just a few of those with substantial course offerings in American Studies. With the right planning, apply all of your courses abroad to your major or general education requirements, so that you are sure not to fall behind in completing your degree.

Australian National University (Canberra, Australia)

University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia)

University College of Dublin – Clinton Institute of American Studies (Dublin, Ireland)

University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand)

University of Manchester (Manchester, United Kingdom)

University of Sussex (Brighton, United Kingdom)

University of Ulster (London, United Kingdom; Coleraine, United Kingdom)

Scholarships are available

Other Approved Programs

There are a variety of other approved program options available to students who major or minor in American Studies. Click on the link below for a list of these options:

Approved Study Abroad Programs in American Studies

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