Study Abroad Opportunities
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As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, an understanding of the international legal climate is essential. Widener has been a leader in the development of innovative and exciting opportunities for foreign legal study. Our Nairobi program was one of the very first foreign programs at any law school. Our newest program, in Chongqing, is sending Widener students to Asia.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
(June 2 - June 13, 2014)
The Lausanne Study Abroad Program offers a wonderful opportunity to study law in the home city of the World Health Organization and the World Trade Organization. Its location also makes it a great home base for travel throughout Europe. The Lausanne Study Abroad Program offers a wonderful opportunity to study law in the home city of the World Health Organization and the World Trade Organization. Its location also makes it a great home base for travel throughout Europe. As a student in our Lausanne Summer Law Institute, you have the opportunity to study abroad in a breathtakingly beautiful city and home of the Olympic Committee. Lausanne is built on three hills, surrounded by vineyard-covered slopes, with Lake Geneva at its feet. Read the Director's Message.


Venice
Venice, Italy
(June 16 - June 27, 2014)
The Venice Study Abroad Program focuses on a variety of legal issues in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Venice has had a remarkable history. It is a city that operated as an independent republic for over a thousand years -- the dominant naval and trading force of the Mediterranean, the principal crossroad of East and West and is now known as the “City of Water”. One of the best views of St. Mark’s square is from a vaparetto (water taxi). Read the Director's Message.


Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya
(The Nairobi Program is suspended for the Summer of 2014)
The Nairobi Study Abroad Program draws on the talented faculty at the University of Nairobi and the resources of the United Nations Environmental Programme, which specializes in International Environmental Law and Comparative Constitutional Law in one of Africa’s most important and dynamic cities. This program is an extraordinary academic and cultural experience that will change the way you view the world. Enjoy the cultural experience of living in a beautiful country with world famous wilderness reserves and beautiful beaches on the Indian Ocean while studying the law with both Kenyan and American faculty.


China
Chongqing, China
Widener’s newest study abroad program allows you to spend a semester studying trade and intellectual property law in China. You will study at Southwest University of Political Science and Law while you experience the culture and history of Chongqing, is a city with unique features. Built on mountains and partially surrounded by the Yangtze and Jialing rivers, it is known as a "mountain city" and a "city on rivers". The night scene of the city is very illuminated, with millions of lights and their reflection on the rivers. Chongqing has the unique scenery of mountains, rivers, forests, springs, waterfalls, gorges, and caves.