Success Starts Here

The School of Politics, Security, & International Affairs takes student success very seriously. For that reason we continue to build and expand access and resources for our students. The school strives to ensure students have the tools to succeed in the classroom and achieve their goals.

Below you will find information about advising services, student resources, and ways to delve deeper academically, professionally, on and off campus, and across the globe. We encourage all students to connect with the school to learn more and plan for their time here and beyond.

SPSIA Advising Office

The School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs (SPSIA) Advising Office is located in Howard Phillips Hall on the second floor (ground floor) in suite 215. The office provides professional advising services that cover a range of topics related to undergraduate students with a major, minor, or certificate housed within the School.

The advising office provides high quality, holistic developmental academic advising through peer and professional advisors. We are here to help students navigate university, college, and school policies, as well as provide support for all undergraduate programs offered by the School. Specialized advising services for probation, exploration, graduate school, law school, and career are also handled in our office.


Study Abroad

University of Canberra
Canberra, Australia
Fall & Spring semesters

The University of Canberra is situated in Australia’s capital city, home of its Commonwealth Government, situated between the country’s two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne. Canberra, known to locals as ‘the 20 minute city’ because nothing is very far away, is home to a population approaching 350,000. Students will have an opportunity to take courses in a variety of areas across the scope of political science discipline.

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American University of Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
Fall & Spring semesters

The American University in Cairo was founded in 1919 by Americans devoted to education and service in the Middle East. For its first 27 years, the University was shaped by its founding president, Charles A. Watson, who wished to create an English-language University based on high standards of conduct and scholarship, and to contribute to the intellectual growth, discipline and character of the future leaders of Egypt and the region.

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Leuphana University
Lüneburg, Germany
Fall semester only

The School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs is pleased to announce that it has entered into an exchange agreement with Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany. Students will take courses focusing on IR, comparative government, and European politics.

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University of Groningen
Groningen, netherlands
Fall & Spring semesters

The University of Groningen in the Netherlands is designed to expose UCF students to professional and academic practices outside of the US. In addition, participants in this exchange are expected to develop skills to adapt to a different academic and geographical environment. The University of Groningen was founded in 1641 and provides high quality education and research in a broad range of disciplines, is internationally oriented, works actively with business partners, public institutions and the government, as well as, ranks among the best universities in Europe. Students will take courses focusing on law, conflict, and IR.

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Northumbria university
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Fall & Spring semesters

The University has its origins in the Rutherford College, founded in 1880. Today, by putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university.

Northumbria is top ten in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment and nine out of ten of our graduates are working or studying six months after graduation. They are ranked 21st out of 111 universities in the 2014 Times Higher Education Student Satisfaction Survey.

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Malmo University
Malmo, Sweden
Fall semester only

MALMO University was established in 1998 and provides high quality education and research in a broad range of disciplines, is internationally oriented, works actively with business partners, public institutions and the government.

MALMO’s education model differs from the elective style here at UCF. Students participating in the exchange will select a topic module of study, and will take four courses covering different dimensions of that topic. Modules include International Relations, Human Rights, and other areas.

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University of Peloponnese
Corinth, Greece
Fall & Spring semesters

The University of Peloponnese School (UOP) of Social and Political Science is located in the city of Corinth. It is a modern, multidisciplinary, regional and multi-campus university. It was established in 2000 and combines the triple nature of regional, Greek and European-international university. The seat of the University is in Tripolis, but it is developed in the five Capitals of Prefectures of the Peloponnese Region (Tripolis, Corinth, Nafplion, Sparta, Kalamata).

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University of Wroclaw
Wroclaw, Poland
Fall & Spring semesters

University of Wroclaw (UWr) has a rich history of more than three centuries. Founded by Leopold I Habsburg in 1703. The Wroclaw University has been continuously active for over 300 years It is one of the oldest universities in Central Europe. The University of Wroclaw is among the top research universities in Poland. It has world-class research teams and facilities both in the field of natural sciences and humanities.

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American university of central Asia
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Fall & Spring semesters

The American University of Central Asia( AUCA) is an international, multidisciplinary learning community based on the American Liberal Arts style education. AUCA is committed to freedom of expression, critical inquiry and academic honesty. AUCA provides a safe environment for its students, faculty, and guests and is considered the most livable city in Central Asia.

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