The study of economics occupies a key space in the world of the social sciences. We understand that the organization of economic systems is complex and varied, and that to make sense of this fast-changing world requires careful study of the many manifestations of globalization. We think that the leaders of tomorrow will require a deep and tactile sense of diverse cultures and societies.
Some of the most important learning happens by living in intellectually rich environments–wherever they may be–and we encourage our students to learn globally. In the last few years economics majors and minors have conducted courses of study that align broadly with their interests in a variety of cities, including: Amman, Arequipa, Barcelona, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cádiz, Cairns, Cambridge, Cape Coast, Cape Town, Chennai, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dunedin, Edinburgh, Florence, Istanbul, Kunming, London, Melbourne, Moscow, Oxford, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, St. Andrews, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Tours, and Vienna.
Through these and other study abroad programs, students have the opportunity to learn economics in a customized setting of choice that brings together their interests in particular languages and cultures, or in the historical, political or social milieu that form a living context for their education.