Study tours

Longing to gain some first-hand knowledge on political science issues? Looking for a chance to join some fellow students and experience some of the hotspots of politological research? At the Department of Political Science, each semester offers inspiring study tours , not forgetting the less academic, but highly enjoyable annual ski tour.

The “Big Tour”
Each semester, the student association Politologisk Forening organises a study trip for political science students. In the spring, a weekend trip goes to a European destination, and in the autumn a ten-day trip goes to a destination outside Europe. Former Big Tours have gone to destinations such as South Africa, South Korea and Liberia. On the Big Tour, you will have the opportunity to meet diplomats and local experts and get an insight into the culture and political landscape of the destination. 

The “Small Tour”
A weekend in spring, a smaller study tour goes to one of Europe’s thrilling big cities. The Small Tour is a great opportunity to get a unique insight into European history and culture at a very favourable price. Former destinations include Budapest in Hungary, Beograd in Serbia, and Warsaw in Poland. 

International Politics Field Trip
The student association IP-NU (International Politics Now) organises international politics field trips in cooperation with similar associations at the universities of Copenhagen and Southern Denmark. Former destinations include China and Israel/Palestine. The trips offer students excellent opportunities to visit hotspots in international politics and to have a cultural and academically relevant experience together with fellow students who share an interest in international politics. 

The Ski Tour
When the exams are over by the end of January, several busses packed with excited political science students leave Aarhus and head for the snowy ski slopes of the Alps. Ahead waits days of fresh alpine air, white slopes and nights hanging loose with your fellow students in the after skiing bars. Experienced fellow students offer skiing instruction in teams that match your level and experience. If it is your first time skiing, you can also attend beginners’ lessons.