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College of Arts and Sciences
International Studies Program

International Studies Program

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


News and Events

By the time Paige Bowman graduated in 2015, she had studied in Mexico, worked in the U.S. Consulate in Panama, and completed majors in International Studies and Spanish. After finishing an evaluation of rural development efforts in Mexico, she began working with immigrants and refugees in Seattle. More here.

International Studies Senior Dinner - 2016

 Three INST majors received honorable mention for photos they entered in this year's "Imagining the World" photo competition.  Emily Kawahigashi's "Wall of Ice"  was taken on Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier.  Ziyun Yue shot "The Praying Woman" at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California. Kathryn Bishop's piece is entitled "Three Brothers".