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International Programs

We strongly encourage students to study abroad during one of their junior year semesters. 

In partnership with the Office of International Programs, we are excited to confirm that we will be hosting an international Policy Task Force at the University of Cape Town (South Africa) for Spring 2025.

If you are planning to study abroad at UCT during your junior spring semester, you must register for SPI 299 (Research Design Workshop) AND SPI 300 (Research Seminar) in your junior fall semester. 

If you are planning to study abroad during your junior fall semester, you will enroll in courses at the host university and complete the SPI 299 (Research Design Workshop) remotely with a SPIA faculty member. You will then need to complete SPI 300 (Research Seminar), SPI 301 (Policy Task Force), and your Junior Independent Work in the spring semester. Please contact Liz Choe (liz.choe@princeton.edu) to discuss this option.

If you want to study abroad in the spring semester of your junior year, you will enroll in coursework at the University of Cape Town and take a Policy Task Force offered by SPIA with a cohort of SPIA students. The SPIA Task Force abroad is an exciting way to delve deep into country-specific policy issues with a local expert alongside your SPIA peers.

Students can reach out to the study abroad team directly with questions or schedule an appointment with your study abroad adviser.

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