Study Abroad Opportunities
International Relations students are strongly encouraged to spend at least one semester abroad during the course of their undergraduate studies. Through study abroad, students develop global awareness, experience diverse cultures, and gain deeper knowledge in their chosen area of concentration. Study abroad experience is also an excellent addition to a resumé for those seeking careers in an IR-related field.
International Relations majors may study abroad in any country, provided that they do so through an accredited program approved by the directors. The University mantains two campuses abroad: one in Dublin, Ireland, and one in Rome, Italy.
The Villa Nazareth program is the first and longest-running Duquesne University Study Abroad Program, now in its 28th year. Exclusively for International Relations students, the program provides the opportunity to study in Rome, Italy*, in Italian or in English for Duquesne University credits. Students may choose to study for a semester (12-18 credits) or during a 5-6 week summer session (6-9 credits).
Tuition for the program includes course fees, room and board, public transportation in the city of Rome, as well as opportunities for excursions throughout Italy. Students are responsible for their own course materials and for round trip airfare.
*Please note that the Villa Nazareth program is distinct from Duquesne University's Rome Campus.