Study Abroad and Internship Milestone Credit
Economics students can meet the requirements of their degree while also taking time to study abroad. However, because the study of economics is sequential and courses must be completed in a particular order, students need to plan well ahead and carefully to spend a semester or year abroad.
The best times for Economics majors to study abroad are Sophomore Spring or Junior Spring. Only participants in the Study Abroad Program may take economics courses outside of Princeton for departmental credit. You must seek preapproval for these; approval after-the-fact is never granted. Core department courses can rarely be replaced by courses offered by other universities and students should take this into account when considering study abroad.
To ease students’ planning, we have compiled various course plans students can follow. These vary depending on students’ mathematics and economics backgrounds and which semester or semesters they plan to go abroad. It does not cover all possible cases, but in most situations students should be able to construct their own sequence by slight variations on the cases offered.
Internship Milestone Credit
The Internship Milestone Credit is available to Economics concentrators to record a summer internship experience on their transcript and receive academic credit for it. In order to be eligible, the internship must be at least six weeks in length and the work must be directly related to economics.
An economics major who is interested in applying for this credit should complete the Registrar’s application form and email it to our Undergraduate Program Manager Christina Lipsky along with (1) proof of meeting prerequisites to enter the Economics department, (2) the internship offer letter, and (3) the related job description.