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The International Studies degree program will provide students with a frame of reference to better understand the world in which we live; one’s position in the world; and how different cultural, economic, political, and social systems operate and interrelate.

The goal of the program is to equip students so that they may adjust to the new international environment in which they will increasingly find themselves living. This is done through an interdisciplinary approach drawing on courses from varying academic disciplines and different world regions. Students who major in international studies will be able to make valuable contributions in many fields and can pursue careers in teaching, business, government, international agencies, nonprofit organizations, tourism, international media organizations, and international law.

The concentrations for International Studies major are:

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Dana Gohmann M.Ed.

Lead Academic Advisor/Assistant to the Dean

Crestview Hall 137
Phone: (812) 941-2391
dgohmann@ius.edu

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Mary Aurora Grandinetti

Academic Advisor

Crestview Hall 135
Phone: (812) 941-2391
magrandi@iu.edu

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Misti Jones

Assistant Director
Career Coach/Employer Liaison for Arts & Letters and Social Sciences

Univ. Center South 106
Phone: (812) 941-2275
mjones24@ius.edu

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IU Southeast students have completed the following internships to get related experience for their majors. For information on currently available internship opportunities, visit the Internships job board.

Top Employers

This top employers list was created using the LinkedIn Alumni Tool.

  • U.S. Army
  • LG&E and KU Energy LLC
  • GE
  • Amazon
  • Springstone, Inc.
  • Global Payments Inc.
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security