Study Abroad Opportunities


Pre-law students cannot ignore how important it is to have a solid understanding of human behavior and diverse cultures within the United States and abroad. In fact, it is a wonderful, enriching experience for a pre-law student to study abroad! Studying abroad may permit a student to gain proficiency in a foreign language, which may not only garner the attention of law school admissions committees, but can lead to greater marketability once licensed as an attorney.

Below you will find a few pre-law study abroad opportunities to consider. To learn more, please visit the Office of Study Abroad.

Hopkins Exchange Program at Sciences Po – Paris, France

An international center for excellence, Sciences Po’s academic focus includes Political and Economic Sciences, Law, History, Public Policy, and International Relations. One of Europe’s most prestigious universities, Sciences Po has a strong international focus, and allows students to develop a cross-cultural and transatlantic perspective, while simultaneously offering a unique access to the field of international affairs.

Hopkins Exchange Program at Bocconi University – Milan, Italy

Università Bocconi has since been ranked among the ten best institutions in Europe for economics, management, and finance. For a century, Bocconi has played a leading role in Italy’s social and economic modernization. It has remained true to its founding values of being a major research university, with democratic values and open to the world, as well as financially and politically independent. Bocconi keeps its offerings in step with an ever-changing society with programs and opportunities taught in English in growing fields, including law.

Hopkins Exchange Program at King’s College London – London, United Kingdom

Based in the heart of central London and spread across five London campuses, King’s is one of the largest multi-faculty institutions in the UK. A research-led university, part of the famed Russell Group, King’s has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. King’s has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including War Studies.

IES Center – Amsterdam, Netherlands

One tremendous, entirely pre-law focused program: Law, Culture & Society, with an optional Pre-Law Certification Program. Seminar Law & Legal Practice in an International & Comparative Perspective, where seminar leader is a U.S. citizen and former attorney in the States now licensed to practice overseas. Program includes visits to various legal and law-related organizations in Amsterdam and The Hague, e.g., International Court of Justice, Dutch parliament, a Dutch law firm, a Dutch court hearing.

DIS – Copenhagen, Denmark

At least 5 programs of potential interest to a pre-law student: 1) European Culture & History; 2) European Politics & Society; 3) International Business & Economics; 4) Migration & Multiculturalism; and 5) Prostitution & Human Trafficking in Europe. Excellent course selection, field work & trip opportunities.

Boston University Internship Programs – throughout Asia, Europe, and Oceania

BU Internship programs offer different academic tracks, including law, and combine a professional internship with coursework that examine a particular academic area in the context of a particular country’s history, culture, and society. After completing the program’s five-week core phase, students spend the final eight weeks in full-time internships with organizations while also enrolled in a related weekly seminar course.

Syracuse University – throughout Europe

At least 2 programs of potential interest to a pre-law student: 1) “Human Rights & Conflict Resolution in Europe: Legal & Political Perspectives” (Strasbourg, France – the seat of the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Court of Human Rights); 2) “Comparative Health Policy & Law” (Summer program touring London, Amsterdam & Geneva).

Rothberg International School at Hebrew University – Jerusalem, Israel

HebrewU is the highest-ranked university in Israel, one of the world’s top 100, and one of the top 25 schools outside of the United States. Students will work with internationally accomplished faculty and have access to an impressive range of resources and facilities. The program will begin with an intensive Hebrew-language course (ulpan) and continue through the semester with Hebrew or Arabic language study and elective courses in diverse areas such as Middle East and Islamic Studies, Jewish Civilization, Conflict and Security Studies, Law, and International Relations.

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