Study Trips

IAPSS Study Trips are an established format of IAPSS events where IAPSS members come together, network with other members from all over the world and investigate a specific topic by having lectures, visits, and discussions. All IAPSS Study Trips go to one specific and important place where it takes place. Arrived there all the participants deal with the contemporary study of politics under a specific topic of the IAPSS Study Trip.

IAPSS Study Trips aim at bringing a limited number of political science students together with stakeholders of all spheres, branches and levels in a selected country focusing on one or a number of issues relevant to the contemporary study of politics. Typically, between 20 and 30 students travel together with IAPSS Study Trip Coordinators for a duration of four days to two weeks – depending on both the topic and chosen destination.

The trips comprise institutional visits, meetings with key politicians and journalists, actors from domestic and international bureaucracies, lobbying groups and business representatives, the diplomatic arena and artists. The diversity of stakeholders enables the group to shed light on the selected issues not from one (subjective), but from multiple perspectives, leading to a better understanding of the complexity of policy-making, political behavior, conflicts and addressed problems in the country visited.

Every IAPSS Study Trip is accompanied by a social evening program. We discover the key sights, enjoy local food in traditional eateries, get to know the cultural scene and – if weather and destination allow – even take in a bath in the nearby sea.

Destinations of our previous IAPSS Study Trips include Brussels, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Tunisia, the United States, Madrid, Berlin or Krakow, and Prague.

In case of further questions or inquiries, do not hesitate to contact our Study Trip Coordinators at studytrips@iapss.org.

2018: Rio de Janeiro

IAPSS Study Trip

to

Rio de Janeiro

“(In)equality in Brazil and the country’s role in the World”

took place during

Sunday, December 2nd – Saturday, December 8th, 2018

(Programme days: Monday 3rd – Friday 7th)

Deadline for Applications EXTENDED: October 7th, 2018

Following two successful IAPSS trips to BRICS, this year IAPSS is launching its Call for Application for the Study Trip to Brazil with the theme (In)equality in Brazil and the country’s role in the world. Study Trip will take place in November 2018. Five days of very intensive and enriching programme will be spent in the fascinating Brazilian city – Rio de Janeiro.

Use this opportunity and join us for this unique Study Trip to the largest country of the South America that plays a leading role in the region. Come with us and spend 5 intensive programme days in Rio de Janeiro, the main cultural hub of the country. Besides beautiful nature and vibrant, cosmopolitan life, Rio de Janeiro offers a great opportunity to see booming financial and political life as well, benefiting from being a capital city of Brazil until 1960.

About the Programme

The theme aims at exploring and understanding two dimensions of Brazilian reality: its local context and the country’s global role. Given the IAPSS’s interest in politics, both of them will be looked at with regards to issues like access to resources, power and justice. In particular, this trip intends to investigate issues such as corruption, economic recovery of the country and issues related to social and economic equality.

Brazil offers an unique insight into the two realities of the social and economic system: highly developed international companies that strive to follow social responsibility rules, accompanied by others that are still lagging behind while engaging in child labour, slavery and environmental degradation. How have these disparities emerged? What are the impacts of globalisation? How does the transformation from being a regional power to the international potential superpower looks in practice? These are the questions that will be asked during our Study Trip. The program features visits and meetings with academia and both and public and private institutions in order to see the realities from different perspectives, thus gaining comprehensive understanding of the local and global context of today ́s Brazil.

Key Information

Arrival: Sunday, December 2nd 2018, throughout the day
Programme: Monday, December 3rd – Friday, December 7th
Departure: Saturday, December 8th, throughout the day

Participants: 20 students of political science, international relations and related disciplines.

Participation Fee per person: 335 EUR

Included:
– Accommodation in Rio de Janeiro (6 nights)

– Breakfasts

– Local transportation in Rio de Janeiro

– Welcome and farewell dinner – Comprehensive trip material

– All featured program components and access to all institutions on schedule (all visits will be specified no later than 3 months before the Study Trip)

Not included: Travel costs to and from Rio de Janeiro from your home country, costs for visa and (potential) immunisation costs. We encourage students to check with their home universities for potential scholarship options. Unfortunately, IAPSS does not provide scholarships or travel grants for this trip.

We are happy to provide you with a personalized visa invitation letter on the basis of a completed registration (requires payment), which you can use for your visa application at the Brazilian Embassy (or its representative) in your country of residence.

Remarks: After successful selection, the participation fee has to be transferred in advance in order to confirm your participation. Participants have the opportunity to stay longer before/after the study trip on their own expenses.

How to Apply?

Excited? Then don’t hesitate and join IAPSS on this unique and exciting opportunity to discover Brazil with fellow political science students from all around the world! Complete the online application form at latest by October 7th, 2018. Notification on selection will be given within three working days after the deadline elapses. In case of acceptance, you will receive information on how to confirm your participation and further instructions.

Deadline for Applications: EXTENDED till October 7th, 2018

Please note that IAPSS membership is required in order to participate in IAPSS Study Trips. Membership comes at only 15 EUR/10 EUR a year (depending on your country of citizenship) and offers you a wide range of benefits, including priority access to IAPSS conferences, IAPSS delegations, IAPSS seasonal schools and IAPSS study trips, as well as the opportunity to contribute to IAPSS’ political science journals POLITIKON, Encuentro Latino Americano and the online international affairs blog A Different View. Also, members receive the two-monthly IAPSS News & Opportunities newsletter, which includes political science opportunities such as internships, jobs, conference calls and more. There are discounted rates available for 2-year memberships.

In case of any further question or inquiry, do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to discovering Brazil with you!

Kind regards,

Veronika Kandusová
Study Trip Coordinator
studytrips5@iapss.org

Pawel Pustelnik
Study Trip Coordinator
studytrips2@iapss.org

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is the executive body of the association. It consists of the President, Secretary-General, Treasurer, Head of the Academic Department, Head of the Events Department, Head of World Congress, Head of Convention and Head of the International Cooperation & Public Relations Department. Members are normally elected to this body at the General Assembly, taking place in April each year.

2017: Moscow

Call for Applications

IAPSS Study Trip   

to

Moscow

 

“Facing Modern Public Policy Concerns: Academic Analysis and the Policy-Making Process”

In collaboration with Lomonosov Moscow State University – Department of Public Policy and Administration (Faculty of Political Science) and the Center for Crisis Society Studies

Tuesday, April 25th – Sunday, April 30th

(Arrival Day: April 24th)

Deadline of Applications for students residing in Russia: Friday, April 7th 2017

 


The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS), the Center for Crisis Society Studies and the Public Policy Department of the Faculty of Political Science at Lomonosov Moscow State University launch the Call for Applications for its upcoming Study Trip to Moscow. During one week, participants will visit the very heart of the Russian Federation – discovering the city and exploring the history of the largest country on earth.

At the same time, the academic part of the study trip will be dedicated to the modern problems of academic and action-oriented public policy. Nowadays the decision-making processes occur on highly complex circumstances and (consequently) modern governments and stake-holders require comprehensive analysis on the matter. Having in mind that this realm plays a central role within political science, the IAPSS Study Trip to Moscow will provide a great opportunity to learn from outstanding Russian scholars and practitioners in the field of public policy.

If you are inspired by the idea of participating in truly challenging academic debates, exchanging your experience with students from all over the world and visiting Russian state authorities and leading think tanks in Moscow, don’t hesitate to join us on April 2017!

 

Key Information

Arrival: Monday, 24th April 2017, throughout the day

Program: Tuesday, 25th April – Sunday, 30th April 2017

Departure: Sunday, 30th April 2017 in the afternoon

 

Trip Highlights:

  • A visit to the State Duma (Lower House of the Russian Federal Assembly).
  • An academic and networking event at Lomonosov Moscow State University– the best ranked and largest university in the post-Soviet space.
  • A visit to Russian Railways.
  • Visits to NGOs and research centers in Moscow.
  • City tours to explore Moscow.
  • A rich social program.

Who can apply?

BA, MA and PhD students of Political Science and related fields.

 

Participation fees

International participants: €289

Russian participants: €209

Moscow participants: €69

 

Included: Accommodation for 6 nights in hotel with breakfast included, welcome event, farewell dinner and participation in programmed visits.

Not included: Travel costs to and from Moscow. Likewise, visa related expenses. We encourage students to check with their home universities for potential scholarship options. Unfortunately, IAPSS does not provide scholarships or travel grants for this trip.

Remarks: After successful selection, the participation fee has to be transferred in advance in order to confirm your participation. Participants will have an opportunity to stay longer before/after the study trip at their own expense.

How to Apply?

Complete the online application form at latest by March 10th, 2017. Notification on selection will be given within three working days after the deadline elapses. In case of acceptance, you will receive information on how to confirm your participation and further instructions.

Online application

Deadline for Applications: March 10th 2017

Please note that IAPSS membership is required in order to participate in IAPSS Study Trips. Membership comes at only €15/€10 a year (depending on your country of citizenship) and offers you a wide range of benefits, including priority access to IAPSS conferences, IAPSS delegations, IAPSS seasonal schools and IAPSS study trips. Furthermore, it provides the opportunity to contribute to IAPSS’ political science journals POLITIKON and Encuentro Latinoamericano. Members receive the two-monthly IAPSS News & Opportunities newsletter, which includes news about the World Congress 2017, Seasonal Schools, Study Trips, IAPSS Research Committees and much more! There are discounted rates available for 2-year memberships.

In case of any further question or inquiry, do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to discover Moscow with you!

Kind regards,

Kristian Xavier Carrera Kurjenoja                                 Karina Kurenkova
IAPSS Head of Events                                                    IAPSS Study Trip Coordinator
events@iapss.org                                                            studytrips4@iapss.org

 

* We are happy to provide you with a personalized visa invitation letter on the basis of a completed registration (requires payment). Upon successful payment of the participation fee, the Public Policy Department at Lomonosov State University will issue you an invitation letter which will be sent directly to the consular section in your home country.

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is the executive body of the association. It consists of the President, Secretary-General, Treasurer, Head of the Academic Department, Head of the Events Department, Head of World Congress, Head of Convention and Head of the International Cooperation & Public Relations Department. Members are normally elected to this body at the General Assembly, taking place in April each year.

2016: Central Europe
A study trip to Central Europe was held in 2016. If you are an IAPSS alumnus who has information and media from this event that you would like to be added to the website, please contact secgen@iapss.org.
2016: Paris
A study trip to Paris took place in 2016. If you are an IAPSS alumnus who has information and media from this event that you would like to be added to the website, please contact secgen@iapss.org.

Upcoming Events

The Upcoming events calendar provides all conferences, seasonal schools and other events that are organised by or with IAPSS. Check it out to find more information about the upcoming Study Trips in your area and worldwide.