Although it may seem counterintuitive given the program's focus on American culture, there are several ways to make study abroad a meaningful part of the AMCS major. Among other things, going abroad provides the opportunity to learn about different views of U.S. culture, and to explore the ways that cultural attitudes and ideas are shaped by context. It can also expose students to new models and methods of cultural study.
Recent AMCS majors have found several abroad programs that suit their interests, including some that have American Studies-type curricular offerings (taught in English) that align with the AMCS course requirements. And some have completed a Multidisciplinary Fieldwork Project while studying abroad, though this scenario requires considerable advance planning. Certain foreign-language programs may suit an established area of concentration, but not all the course offerings will translate easily to AMCS requirements. Thus, students who pursue these programs should aim to fulfill other requirements (such as those from their other major).
The Washington D.C. program (see http://dc.wustl.edu/) is a great option for majors who wish to study elsewhere but not go abroad. It would be especially appropriate for students doing the "Policy-Making in American Society" concentration, but others will find the wide range of internship opportunities in D.C. appealing as well. The Multidisciplinary Fieldwork requirement can usually be fulfilled by a D.C. internship project.
Before settling on a study abroad program, majors should consult with their advisor about what they wish to achieve during their time abroad, and which programs and course offerings suit AMCS requirements.