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Major Guide: Sociology

As you study the human mind and behavior, what better way to learn more about yourself and others than living and learning abroad?

Below, are recommended programs for Sociology majors. These programs have been pre-approved and will allow you to take a full load of sociology courses.
*This is not an exhaustive list.

Sociology Major Guide (PDF version)

Semester Programs

Sydney opera house and bay area Rabat, Morocco

Macquarie University

SIT Study Abroad Morocco: Migration and Transnational Identity

Program Type: UT Exchange

Location: Sydney, Australia

Unique Features: Opportunity to join student clubs, sports, and extracurricular activities on campus

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Locations: Rabat, Morocco & Amsterdam, Netherlands

Unique Features: Research and internship opportunities

Quick Look: Located just 10 miles from Sydney’s dynamic downtown center, Macquarie University is central to diverse businesses and culture. Quick Look: Major topics include: the experiences of asylum seekers and refugees, remittances on rural communities, culture and the Mediterranean space, Moroccan immigrants in Europe, and gender and migration.


Anne Street - Dublin

University of Canterbury

University College Dublin

Program Type: UT Direct

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Unique Features: Service-learning and internships opportunities available; Opportunity to join student clubs, sports, and extracurricular activities on campus

Program Type: UT Direct

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Unique Features: Opportunity to join student clubs, sports, and extracurricular activities on campus

Quick Look: Located in urban Christchurch, this mild climate and diverse population permits countless activities including theatre, music, parks, and nature, as well as sports, like rugby, cricket, hockey, and soccer. Quick Look: UCD is Ireland’s largest and most international university, with nearly 1 in every 5 of it’s 33,000 students from outside Ireland’s borders. 

Summer 2019 student group photo Park in Duisburg, Germany

UTK International Research Opportunities Program

UTK Culture, Family, and Childhood in Sweden

University Duisburg-Essen Sociology Summer School

Program Type: UT Faculty-directed

Locations: Adelaide, Australia; Newcastle, Australia; Sydney, Australia; Santiago, Chile; Shanghai, China; Dublin, Ireland; Tokyo, Japan; Auckland, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand; Seoul, South Korea; Valencia, Spain;
London, United Kingdom

Program Type: UT Faculty-directed

Location: Uppsala, Sweden

Program Type: UT Exchange

Location: Duisburg, Germany

Quick Look: Research placements are available in a wide array of fields depending on your interests and academic background. Quick Look: Scandinavia is known for family-friendly governmental policies, making Uppsala an excellent backdrop for an investigation of how family living and childhood experiences are impacted by cultural context. Quick Look: The Global and Transnational Sociology Summer School is focused on broadening the sociological imagination to generate new understandings of cross-border social interactions and interrelations.


Prague city and river view

CEA Prague: Business, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

CIEE Amsterdam: Summer Contemporary Netherlands Studies

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Quick Look: Spend a summer immersed in Czech culture, attending class with local Czech and other international students at Anglo-American University (AAU). Quick Look: Bring your interest in culture, politics, and society to the progressive, multicultural city of Amsterdam. Study the Dutch public health system; gender, race, and sexuality; or racialization in the Netherlands.