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 world 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 world 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.
Madison Ann “Maddy” Clough is studying Arabic in Morocco this summer with the support from the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship Program.
The associate professor of political science and policy studies traces the evolution of elections in India for a UK-based academic association and explores the implications of the Bharatiya Janata Party's historic win at the polls on May 16, 2014.
Rebecca Berube '12 will spend 2014-2015 enhancing environmental awareness in Panama through the Princeton in Latin America program.
The associate professor of English & coordinator of African and African-American Studies program was invited to present a paper titled "Transforming Higher Education: Restructuring Space and Minds” and lead a workshop for faculty during the Mico University College's Week of Activities held in Kingston, Jamaica during the week of April 8.
Associate Professor of English Prudence Layne, coordinator of the university's African & African-American Studies program, was interviewed on the live radio show “Both Sides of the Story,” a program that is broadcasted live on Power 106 FM radio in Jamaica.