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, BA with Department Honors, minor
Melissa was awarded the Fulbright Binational Business Internship in Mexico, a program consisting of enrolling in a non-degree MBA program at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) while working full time for a Mexican company or non-governmental organization. As a future policy maker, this opportunity will allow her to develop a better understanding of Mexico’s business climate that she will use to support mutually beneficial U.S.-Mexico relations.
Shayan was awarded the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach for nine months in Mexico. As she hopes to go to law school and work with immigrants upon returning, she is excited for this experience to enhance her intercultural cooperation skills and familiarize herself with how to be responsive to the language barriers that immigrants may face.
Named 2019 Teacher of the Year by the College of Arts & Sciences Student Executive Council