As we all know, the world is a socially shrinking place. With the advent of social media people have cultural access to more places than ever and are making many global connections. With a degree in International Studies you will be prepared to work in a global environment. This may mean you live and work abroad, you live in the United States and travel abroad for work, or you work and live in the United States while focusing on international issues. Additionally, our program is very interdisciplinary and offers you a lot of freedom to study topics and regions that interest you.
Another exciting aspect of our program is going abroad. Although we do not require our students to experience life abroad, we highly suggest that you spend time at a foreign university, take a faculty-led course, or find an internship in a different country to further your global awareness. Financial resources are always available to assist you if going abroad is something that interests you. We also encourage you to participate in extracurricular activities, whether it be joining the International Studies Student Club, student government, the Freshman Interest Group or volunteering in the community.
If you have any further questions about the Global & Area Studies Undergraduate Program please contact Dr. David Messenger, Program Director.