The International Studies major provides students with an interdisciplinary program through which they can gain a broad knowledge of international affairs as well as expertise on one of the world’s regions. Study abroad experiences and foreign language study form integral parts of the program. Students, with the support of their advisors, have considerable freedom in designing their own program of study.
The major may form an attractive double major for students from a variety of disciplines, such as political science, history and foreign languages. It also might be profitably combined with a business minor. It should provide an educational background for those seeking international affairs careers in government, nongovernmental organizations (development/humanitarian), travel and business.
Kristen Conroy will spend a year in Kenya helping an organization that matches orphans of those killed by HIV/AIDS with elderly residents who lost their own adult children to the disease.
As part of the award, Brittany Carroll '11 will pursue a master's degree at American University before serving as a U.S. foreign service officer for three years.
Omolayo Ojo’s $10,000 award covers her expenses to study in Senegal for the fall semester as she conducts Lumen Prize research on African emigrants to the United States.
Mark J. Brewin ’08, David Fuhr ’00 and Erin Krupa ’02 are the recipients of the 2013 Elon College Distinguished Alumni Awards.
Assistant Professor Pamela Winfield explores the intersection of art and religion based on the writings & teachings of two Japanese Buddhist masters.