Welcome to the International Studies Program! Our program offers an undergraduate major and a community for students, alumni, faculty, and staff interested in foreign countries, cultures, and issues.
By completing a major in International Studies, students develop expertise in a region of the world, including one of its languages, and in a transnational topic. They also become familiar with a variety of international issues and frameworks. They use this expertise and knowledge to understand and analyze the dynamics and complexity of the human world.
The International Studies major is useful for careers in the arts, business, engineering, government, health, law, media, and the nonprofit sector, among other fields. Recent alumni work at Amigos de las Americas, Booz Allen Hamilton, Catholic Charities, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the United Nations, and the U.S. government, for example. Our alumni are also completing graduate degrees at various institutions, including the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Recent alumni have served in the U.S. Peace Corps and have won the Fulbright award.
The program connects those with international interests through our newsletter of events and opportunities, our lists of courses with international content, our directory of CWRU faculty teaching and conducting research on international topics, and our major-alumni LinkedIn group.
Popular Transnational Topics:
International security and diplomacy, global environment, international development, global health, international business, intercultural communications, international trade and finance, global arts, and international law.
Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish
Recent Study Abroad Locations:
Argentina, Chile, China, Denmark, Germany, Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, the Netherlands, South Africa