College of Arts and Sciences
International Studies Department

International Studies Department

  • The International Studies major enables students to act competently & conscientiously within an increasingly interconnected world.  Students will acquire multiple perspectives on global patterns & local contexts through a broad interdisciplinary curriculum, while having the opportunity to focus on a specific world region, international issue, or subject area. 

    Seattle University students can also connect their knowledge of society, politics, economics, & culture to real world situations through direct foreign experience, senior research projects and internship work.  An international studies degree thus equips our students to pursue further study & internationally oriented careers in fields such as government, business, law, communications, development and education.

    Degrees offered: BA., minor



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  • News and Events

    INST Senior Dinner 2015
     INST Senior Dinner 2015

    Two INST students won Gilman Scholarships:  Cilia Jurdy to study abroad in Jordan, and Irene Rico-Lopez to study in Italy.

    Marthadina Russell, rising INST sophomore, was awarded a Clapp International Humanitarian Scholarship for academic year 2015-2016.  This scholarship is renewable for two additional years.

    Recent INST graduate Paige Bowman was a finalist for a Fulbright fellowship to study corn farmers and post-NAFTA adjustment programs.  With alternate funding, Paige will carry out this research in Mexico within the next year.