Study Abroad

The department of criminology and criminal justice regularly offers faculty-led study abroad excursions organized around criminal justice themes in specific countries. Dr. Paul Schupp and Dr. Dana Radatz work with Dr. Diana Falco at ExplorED Tours to design and lead the programs. We design each program to be a spring criminal justice course that culminates in a brief justice-themed excursion immediately following the spring semester. 

Recent programs have taken us to the Netherlands in 2016, Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic in 2017, as well as Ireland and Northern Ireland in 2018.

The university offers a wide range of study abroad programs. Many students prefer our study abroad programs because the excursions are brief, typically around two weeks or so, and are faculty-led and organized around justice themes by scholars who understand criminal justice. Students find these programs to be accessible ways to experience study abroad with faculty leaders and a groups of student peers whom they get to know during the spring course.

Our programs area also affordable. Because the programs are designed as spring courses followed by brief excursions, our programs are typically more affordable than are many other study abroad programs. Students can learn more about general financial aid and payment plans by contacting Student Accounts.

Programs are open to students in any academic major from across the university, but there are typically more student applicants to these popular programs than we can accommodate. We therefore give preference to applicants who are majoring in Criminology & Criminal Justice and to those students who are closer to graduation. Since the program differs from year to year, some students choose to participate in multiple programs, traveling with us to new countries each spring.


Students on the study abroad trip to Ireland 2018.

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Photo taken by a student traveling on the 2011 CRJ study abroad trip.