Despite the fact that Political Economy requires more courses than the typical major, many Political Economy majors go abroad. Since POEC 250 and POEC 253 are offered in the fall, students considering spending only one semester abroad often find spring to be the better choice. Nonetheless, many students study away for the fall or the whole year. Political Economy majors have often been overrepresented in Williams at Oxford. Students planning to be abroad in the fall should take POEC 250 in their sophomore year if at all possible. Similarly, it is necessary to plan ahead to find the best way to satisfy the empirical methods requirement (POEC 253 or ECON 255) before the fall of the senior year. The easiest major credits to obtain abroad are the electives in Political Science and Economics.