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The Department of Political Science encourages international study. The following Dialogue of Civilization programs are led by our Political Science faculty and count toward your POLS major. For a general overview of Dialogue of Civilization programs, please consult the GEO website.

**For inquiries regarding the applicability of other Dialogue programs for the POLS major, please contact our Undergraduate Program Director (Professor Natalie Bormann,**

Summer 2024 Application Timeline

  • November 13, 2023: Applications open
  • November 15 & 16, 2023: DOC Fairs
    • This two-day event will host a number of Northeastern faculty members ready to share more about their Summer Dialogue programs
  • December 1, 2023: Application Priority Deadline
    • Any applications submitted by this deadline are guaranteed to be reviewed for consideration.
  • January 17, 2024: Application Final Deadline

Summer 2024

Summer 1

The Twenty-First Century City: Tokyo and Kyoto (Japan)
Professors Thomas Vicino and Lori Gardenier
Summer Session I

Jordan & Egypt: Arabic Language & Middle East Politics – Amman (Jordan)/Cairo (Egypt)
Professor Denis Sullivan
Summer Session I

Summer 2

Holocaust and Genocide Studies: Berlin (Germany and Auschwitz (Poland)  
Professor Natalie Bormann
Summer Session II

Unity and Diversity – Postwar Politics and Migration: Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Brussels (Belgium) 
Professor Colin Brown
Summer Session II

Balkan Puzzles – Democracy versus Authoritarianism & International Meddling: Belgrade (Serbia)
Professor Denis Sullivan
Summer Session II

Disaster and Recovery: Tokyo (Japan)
Professor Daniel Aldrich
Summer Session II