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The International Studies major is the pathway to your global future!

International Studies is truly a 21st-century major, offering valuable perspectives to understand the world globally, with regional concentrations to target local expertise.

The program draws from different disciplines, including language and culture, history, political science, economics and geography, providing flexible preparation for an increasingly global and rapidly changing world. Employers want skills the International Studies students learn, including multi-cultural competency, the ability to work in a diverse environment, multi-lingual communications skills, analytical and information management skills, and more. Common areas of employment for students majoring in International Studies include the private business sector, non-profit organizations, government, and education.

The International Studies major is divided into two segments:

  1. Core Requirements: You’ll gain a “big picture” understanding of global perspectives in required courses in the areas of world history, international politics, international economics, world geography, and our senior seminar.
  2. Regional Concentration: Students choose Asia, Europe, or Latin America to focus their studies.
    Note: A concentration on Africa is available, but students must have a very flexible schedule and be prepared to study abroad.

Study Abroad Requirement

Through IU there are about 300 options for study abroad ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year. If a student is demonstrably unable to study abroad, we have a local international experience alternative.

The International Studies (IS) major requires participation in an approved study abroad program or an approved international engagement activity. Please indicate your plan to meet that requirement by completing the Study Abroad Indication of Intent Form.

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The Unity Principle: The Power Behind Teams

The Unity Principle: The Power Behind Teams

September 20th, 2018

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Bus Trip to IU Football vs. Michigan State (Kick-off TBD)

Bus Trip to IU Football vs. Michigan State (Kick-off TBD)

September 22nd, 2018

3:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Mental Health Screenings

Mental Health Screenings

September 24th, 2018

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Annual School of Business Golf Scramble

Annual School of Business Golf Scramble

September 28th, 2018

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

September 29th, 2018

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Intramural Softball Registration Deadline

Intramural Softball Registration Deadline

October 3rd, 2018

5:00 PM - 5:01 PM

Common Experience Film Night: The True Cost

Common Experience Film Night: The True Cost

October 3rd, 2018

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Part-Time Job Fair

Part-Time Job Fair

October 4th, 2018

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Major and Career Exploration Workshop

Major and Career Exploration Workshop

October 4th, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Graduate Business Information Session

Graduate Business Information Session

October 4th, 2018

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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