Photo by William Duppel Alonso, Study Abroad, Lebanon

Study, explore, and make a difference in the world

Do you see yourself as part of a world that extends beyond where you currently live? Are you motivated to think and work internationally, in pursuit of a more peaceful and just world?  Are you curious to learn about societies, economies, and political systems in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, or the Middle East?  If so, then the undergraduate Major in International Studies may be perfect for you.

We are a community of scholars, teachers, and students who work on real world issues:  we seek to bridge the gap between what goes on in the university and what goes on in the places we study.  Mostly, we work on regions facing significant challenges, whether it be long-standing conflicts, a lack of stable institutions that can protect human rights, or institutions that maintain or deepen economic inequality and poverty.

We believe that all of us have a role to play in resolving these issues, not as members of the so-called “developed” world, but as partners with individuals, grassroots organizations, and communities across the planet that are taking up the work of peacebuilding and Human Development.





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