Global Studies

International Immersion

The Global Studies major is as much about experiencing the world as it is about taking classes. You will become proficient in a language, more knowledgeable in your chosen concentration, and you will be required to engage in an international immersion experience. For many students this will be a summer or semester spent abroad in your region of choice. You are expected to complete a minimum of six weeks of study outside the United States. If possible you are encouraged to stay for a full semester or entire year. The longer you can stay the more you will learn about your chosen region.

What are my options?

The location of your experience should be determined by the region you have choosen to study and ideally you should have already completed 2-4 semesters of the language spoken in that region. You should work with your Global Studies advisor to determine how your study abroad coursework applies toward degree requirements.

  • The Office of Study Abroad has many programs available for students to study abroad. They hold information sessions to learn more about programs available to you.
  • You can chose to volunteer or work abroad provided that you work with your academic advisor to determine how or when you will earn course credit.
Global Studies

Global Studies Student Spotlight

Michelle Palmer

Concentration:
Cultures, Literature, Film, and the Arts
Three of my greatest passions are music, culture, and dreams. I am enthralled by the brilliance of sound, so I am often found listening to jazz or symphonic music from movie soundtracks. My favorite movies to watch are epic fantasy films, like Lord of the Rings, because I totally value fighting for...