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International Studies

How does studying abroad fit with this major?

The whole phenomenon of studying abroad might as well have been designed specifically for students pursuing degrees in International Relations. Traveling abroad and spending an extended period living abroad will prepare students for the intercultural challenges inherent in the overarching field of international relations. Students who study international relations abroad will will return home well informed and better able to promote effective cross-cultural dialogue, which has the power to help change the world.

Studying abroad should be a requirement for all students of international relations. Students will not only will advance their knowledge of different cultures and societies, but studying abroad will force students to undergo a perception-altering experience that will ultimately change the way they view the field of international relations as a whole. International Relations is an extroverted discipline, which involves engaging, negotiating, and cooperating with foreign countries effectively, respectfully, and sustainably. What better way to gain valuable, practical experience needed for a successful career in international relations, than by forcing yourself into cross-cultural interactions on a daily basis through study abroad?

Approved Programs

There are a variety of other approved program options available to students who major in International Studies. Click on the link below for a list of these options: