The global and international studies major helps you understand the international system and prepares you for a career in an increasingly globalized world. You'll learn another language; specialize in a given region of the world; study abroad; and focus on cultural, historical, political, and economic aspects of the international system.
The most innovative feature of the major is that you can tailor a combination of regional and thematic concentrations to meet your own academic interests and career goals. International studies will bring awareness of the major global forces at work in our twenty-first century world.
Studies and abilities this major develops: cultural competency, foreign language, public speaking, research, and writing (IU Department of International Studies, 2018).