Study abroad

Counter-Terrorism in Israel

Study Abroad: Brittany

“My study abroad experience has helped me become more diverse, more independent. I studied mafia in Italy. It was really insightful for me because my professor was once a lawyer for the Italian government. I also took an intro to mindfulness class and my professor there works for the Dalai Lama. For students who don’t think they can do this because of financial reasons, because it doesn’t fit into your schedule—you can do anything you want to do. There are so many resources available.”

— Brittany Ferguson

Why study abroad?

In today’s ever-globalizing society, it is important to find your place as a global citizen. Study abroad can help you develop the skills needed in an international workplace. Whether you plan to pursue a career close to home or halfway around the world, an international perspective in criminal justice gives you an edge. Recent studies have found that students who have studied abroad are in high demand in today’s job market, but that’s not the only reason you should consider an international education experience. You’ll learn about different cultures, find new interests and gain independence. You’ll also build skills like adaptability, effective communication and critical thinking. We offer outstanding opportunities for you to not only learn, but have fun. Let us help you find the program that is academically right for you. 

Watch the Summer 2019 Study Abroad Info Session

Available opportunities


School of Criminology and Criminal Justice:  La Cosa Nostra: Organized Crime in Sicily

British roots of the U.S. criminal justice system (offered next in the summer of 2020)

Veritas University, Costa RicaSpanish for Law Enforcement Professionals course available


Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality, Italy

Griffith University, Australia

University of Leicester, UK

University of Manchester, UK

University of New South Wales, Austraila

Each university offers a different experience, with excellent programming in criminal justice. For example, at the University of Leicester, some of the courses offered include:

  • Juvenile justice
  • Clinical criminology
  • Crime and the media
  • Crime technology and social control Cultures of crime
  • Hate crime
  • Working in criminal justice
  • Crime control policies
  • Community relations in the justice system Drugs, crime and society
  • Law and social control
  • International terrorism
  • Forensic science and criminal justice Gender, crime and criminal justice 

What you need to know

  • Application deadlines: March 1 for academic year, fall semester & summer programs; September 25 for spring and calendar year programs
  • Eligibility: GPA & prerequisite requirements vary by program

  • Course equivalencies ensure you receive ASU credit for the classes you take abroad

When to study abroad

Like any other investment, study abroad requires careful planning and management. Carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. The ASU Study Abroad Office provides tools, workshops and personalized help throughout the process.

What you’ll need to do

  • Attend Study Abroad 101 and meet with a peer advisor
  • Use our guide to help you choose a program
  • Make an appointment with a Study Abroad International Coordinator
  • Contact the Study Abroad office at 480-965-5965 or or
  • Apply online