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Major Guide: History

“The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler.” -Franz Kafka

History links the past, present, and future of every aspect of our lives – our common and divergent cultures and histories, our languages, societies, governments, economies, religions, and day-to-day customs and beliefs. To make history come alive and put it into context, you must see where it happened, think about why it happened, and witness the effects it has had on the place and people where it occurred.

Below, are recommended programs for History majors that will allow you to take a full load of major courses.
*This is not an exhaustive list.

History Major Guide (PDF version)

Hong Kong city view from neighboring mountain Sydney opera house and bay area Anne Street - Dublin

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Macquarie University

University College Dublin

Program Type: UT Exchange

Program Location: Hong Kong, China

Program Type: UT Exchange

Program Location: Sydney, Australia

Program Type: UT Direct

Program Location: Dublin, Ireland

Quick Look: CUHK combines tradition with modernity, bringing together China and the West. It is the largest, greenest, and second oldest university in Hong Kong. Quick Look: Located just 10 miles from Sydney’s dynamic downtown center, Macquarie University is central to diverse businesses and culture. Quick Look: UCD is Ireland’s largest and most international university, with nearly 1 in every 5 of its 33,000 students from outside Ireland’s borders.


USAC New Zealand: Massey University

USAC Scotland: University of St. Andrews

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Auckland, Palmerston North, or Wellington, New Zealand

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: St. Andrews, UK

Quick Look: Palmerston North offers a great selection of cafes, pubs, and restaurants catering to the student palate and wallet. Horse trekking, whitewater rafting and kayaking are available in this incredibly scenic area. Quick Look: St Andrews is a beautiful town situated in its own sheltered bay on the Fife coast, just north of Edinburgh. Small but lively, St Andrews mixes medieval architecture with a modern economy built on tourism and trades.

Prague city and river view

CEA Prague: Business, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

IES Abroad Berlin: Metropolitan & Urban Studies

ISA Cusco: Language, Literature & Culture

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Berlin, Germany

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Cusco, Peru

Program Feature: Service-learning opportunities

Quick Look: Our partner, Anglo-American University, is Prague’s oldest private university. Courses are taught in English; you’ll attend class alongside local Czech and other international students. Quick Look: This English-taught program explores topics in Urban Studies, Architecture, and Environmental Studies in Berlin, a city that has both rebuilt and redesigned itself over the past century. Quick Look: Immerse yourself into Peruvian culture in Cusco, the former Inca empire’s capital city. Designed for students at all levels of Spanish language proficiency, the program offers courses in English and Spanish.
Florence city view

UT in Florence

UT in Tokyo

(Waseda University Summer School)

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Florence, Italy

Program Type: UT Direct

Program Locations: Tokyo, Japan

Program Feature: Internship placements available

Quick Look: Florence is celebrated as the cradle of the Italian Renaissance, the place where Dante, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, da Vinci, Machiavelli and Galileo changed forever the way we see the world. Quick Look: Live in Japan’s vibrant and largest city and study alongside international and Japanese students. Study Japanese language, Asian Studies & Business with courses taught in English.