Global and International Studies helps students understand the international system and prepares them for a career in an increasingly globalized world. As a student you will learn another language, specialize in a given region of the world, study abroad for the major, and focus on cultural, historical, political, economic aspects of the international system. International studies will bring awareness of the major global forces at work in the 21st century world. As a graduate from this program you will be equipped to pursue a career or graduate studies in an interdependent world.
Studies and abilities this major develops include: cultural competency, foreign language, public speaking, research, and writing (IU Department of International Studies, 2017).