A deep cultural understanding and knowledge of the social, economic, political, and scientific forces that shape our world are integral components of a liberal arts education and necessary for effective leadership on local, national, and international levels.

Our students embrace education abroad–three-quarters of the student body travel abroad for research, service, work or internship opportunities.

Davidson sponsors multiple study abroad programs in addition to the more than 100 academic programs that are operated by partner programs around the world. Davidson holds programs in China, England, France, Ghana, Peru, Spain and Zambia.

Through these and other study abroad programs, political science majors, as well as students from other disciplines, have the opportunity to travel, conduct original research, learn from international experts, and become responsible global citizens.

Visit the Office of Education Abroad for information about opportunities for work, service and research abroad.

Davidson in Peru

Based in Arequipa, at the foot of an inactive volcano roughly 7,000 feet above sea level, students live with Peruvian families while taking classes at the Universidad de San Pablo. Many students also travel and volunteer while abroad for the program.

Davidson in Peru