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Semester in Limerick is housed at the University of Limerick, which offers state-of-the art facilities, great housing options, and classes with Irish students so you can immerse yourself in the local culture. Explore castles, stroll along the Shannon River, and learn the fiddle during your semester abroad! Limerick, although still laid-back with a small-town feel, is front and center among tour...

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Take advantage of the chance to live and learn in Sydney, one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world! Students can immerse themselves in the academic and student culture of Macquarie University, the University of New South Wales, or the University of Sydney. All offer an array of disciplines covering the spectrum from engineering to art history. Sydney will be your classroom....

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The London Internship Program of Boston University offers a semester of study and work in England's exciting capital city. This program combines a professional internship with coursework that examines a particular academic area in the context of Great Britain's history, culture, and society, and its role in modern Europe. Courses in each academic area are taught by selected British faculty excl...

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Athena Study Abroad offers students the opportunity to study Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics courses in Scotland at the University of Aberdeen. The Old Aberdeen campus is the historic heart of the university and combines immaculately preserved buildings with modern facilities for learning, research, and recreation. The charming atmosphere is perfect for inspiring students whil...

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Study at Cardiff University (CU). Join a low-cost program that lets you earn credits. The programme is open to all students and adults worldwide. A transcript will be issued by CU. Students can take Liberal Arts & Science courses taught in English. Cultural activities and excursions are included in the programme, as well as low-cost housing options. Students can choose between Semester, Year, ...

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USAC is a non-profit organization that has been sending students abroad for over 30 years. The program at Kookmin University is geared toward students with a minimum of 2.5 GPA who are at least a sophomore in status. Founded in 1946, Kookmin University was the first national private university in Korea after being liberated from Japan. It is currently the seventh-largest university in Seoul...

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A gap year is an incredible opportunity to experience the world, learn a new language, make international friends, and learn about yourself before starting college. John Cabot University in Rome, Italy not only provides an invaluable gap year experience, but also allows you to earn transferrable college credits that will allow you to stay on track for graduation. As an American university in...

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Curriculum Highlights: Multi-country summer program in Europe: Earn up to 8 credits in the summer while studying in 9 amazing European cities. Students from the U.S. and other countries travel together (with the professors) taking classes, visiting universities, companies and international organizations. Open to all majors. U.S.-accredited university. Acquire a solid understanding of European...

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Close to the White House, the World Bank, and the Smithsonian Institute, NYU Washington, DC, provides a base for students to intern and study in a range of subjects from public policy, journalism, and art history. The student experience is enhanced by access to the city's distinctive and diverse intellectual, political, and cultural life.

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The study abroad program at Queen Mary University of London is fully integrated, so international students will be living and studying alongside students from the United Kingdom and the many other countries from which the college attracts students, providing for a genuinely international academic and social experience. Queen Mary is based at the Mile End campus, a unique urban campus in London'...

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Customized group programs provide value to its student participants and institutional partners by focusing on student support, quality college-level academics, enriching customized cultural programming, and guided excursions. London SAE works with your university group leaders to design and customize group programs that offer profound academic and immersion experiences. We combine experimen...

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Study abroad for a semester or an academic year in Argentina through Mente Argentina's flexible, exciting Academic Semester and Academic Year Programs. Study in an Argentine university and obtain academic credit at their home university. Mente Argentina has made agreements with the most prestigious universities in Argentina. We offer individualized pre-departure consulting for each student t...

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Established in 1892, London South Bank University (LSBU) is one of London's oldest and largest universities. The school was founded with the aim of promoting leadership, intellectual exploration, and technical skill among its students. And this core mission continues to inform the university's approach to education. Students at LSBU also benefit from living in one of Europe's most cosmopoli...

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The Liberal Studies Summer Program at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) has a unique focus that allows you to spend time among other students from around the globe, while earning a deeper understanding of all that makes Spain…Spain! Take courses in English and Spanish that count towards your major, minor, or general education requirements! While many of our programs do not require any previ...

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Paris - city of lights, city of love, city of food. Paris has perfected the business of luxury and the luxurious business of life. Without a doubt, Paris is one of the most iconic and romantic cities in the world. Academic Concentrations - Business, Law & Diplomacy - Fashion Styling & Merchandizing - French Language & General Studies Sessions - Academic Year (early September to mid May) - Fa...

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Studying Pre-Law Abroad

Embarking on a semester or full year pre-law study abroad program will set the course for great things to come in your career. Learning about government, criminal justice, and various societal institutions in a different culture and from a new viewpoint is bound to enhance your insight of the field of law. Studying abroad will also inevitably prepare you for the many challenges that law can pose down the road, both in and out of the courtroom.

Why Study Pre-Law Abroad

Since pre-law is more of a degree track than a solidified major, you do not have to worry about navigating the deep complexities of a different country’s legal system just yet. Instead, you will be rounding off a more complete education of whatever undergraduate focus you are pursuing, be it political science, history, economics, or what have you. Studying pre-law abroad is the perfect way to gain a more holistic knowledge in any of these areas, and it certainly won’t look bad on your law school application either.

Locations

You can study pre-law abroad pretty much anywhere and earn relevant academic credit toward your degree track. Lawyers are needed just about everywhere in our modern world, and so most major universities feature either a pre-law program or at least requisite law courses.

If you want to study abroad at the best of the best when it comes to law, then consider North America, Europe, or East Asia. The U.S. and England together boast a significant majority of the best law programs in the world, but many Australian universities have great legal programs too. Academic institutions in Asia, such as the University of Hong Kong, National University of Singapore, and University of Tokyo, are also extremely prestigious locations to study law abroad.

Bear in mind that the language barrier might prevent you from taking full advantage of the course catalogue at many universities in the non-English speaking world. In these locations pre-law study abroad programs will often set up their own satellite institution or partner with a local international school where you can take courses with local professors taught in English. Classroom environments in these situations tend to be much smaller and courses are oriented toward foreign students, so this can be a nice alternative in many cases.

Studying Pre-Law Abroad

Pre-law is a degree track that encompasses a wide variety of majors, which are all recognized as suitable for entry to law schools. While specifically designed pre-law study abroad programs are sometimes available at foreign universities, it is much more common that you will simply enroll in courses which are prerequisites toward your major back home.

Some of the most common majors that pre-law students choose to pursue in their undergraduate studies include political science, history, psychology, and English. Depending on where you study pre-law abroad, chances are good that classes will be offered in the latter subject areas and many more. Your course options will likely be more limited if you study pre-law abroad at a satellite school instead of a local university, so do keep this in mind when deciding on a program.

Another route that pre-law students often take for study abroad is studying international law. This is a fairly specialized field in which undergraduate classes may not be offered at every school, but most major universities provide students with the opportunity to explore international law. Some pre-law study abroad programs are even specifically designed for international law, which are perfect for pre-law students, and include interactive field trips, such as visiting the United Nations or International Criminal Court.

Benefits

  • Learn From a Different Cultural Perspective. Whatever your focus is within the field of pre-law, one of the most beneficial things about studying abroad is that you can gain an entirely new perspective on the subject by learning through a different lens. Lectures can get boring and repetitive at home, so spice things up by adventuring into an new cultural context!
  • Enhance Your Law School Application. Law schools love to see that you have taken your education abroad; it shows that a prospective candidate is flexible, ambitious, and can work well in a cross cultural environment. These are important skills which you will need to succeed in the legal profession, and pre-law study abroad programs will most definitely help you develop important skills.
  • Have Fun. Most importantly, studying pre-law abroad is good old-fashioned fun. Most people look back on their study abroad experience as the best decision they made in college; the sense of newfound freedom, the people you meet from all over the world, and the crazy experiences you’ll have will make for a truly unforgettable adventure.
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