Why pursue International Studies? We live in an interdependent world. Daily
headlines, national policies, and regional economics are shaped by people all around the globe. World forces affect our academic choices, career opportunities, and shopping lists--even the water we drink and the air we breathe. As more businesses and organizations expand globally, we as individuals are going global too, surfing the Web and e-mailing across the seas to pursue our personal and professional goals. Following this trend, International Studies provides a context for studying social and natural sciences, business and commerce, the humanities, fine arts, and foreign languages within a global context.
International Studies provides an interdisciplinary program designed to give students specialized and general global knowledge, second language skills, and significant international experience. Each student will complete the core courses, select a second language, and study abroad or complete an internship (as approved by the Director of the Center for International Education).