An International Studies major provides you with solid academic foundations, transformative international experiences, and sharp professional skills that qualify you for a variety of careers at home and abroad. You take engaging courses with expert professors dedicated to your personal, intellectual, and professional growth. You develop lasting friendships with fellow students committed to making the broader world a better place.

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What makes our program unique?

  • Our ideal academic balance between politics, culture, history, economics and geography, where you develop a wide range of transferable, career-ready skills.
  • Access to our internship program with dozens of Seattle’s internationally oriented organizations.
  • Small classes in an inclusive environment, taught by faculty from a range of backgrounds and nationalities.
  • Faculty advisors that help you tailor courses to your needs and future career pathways.
  • Study abroad opportunities with access and support for scholarships.
  • Courses in foreign languages to enhance your ability to communicate and work comfortably in multicultural or international settings.
  • Opportunity to earn a highly selective International Studies Honors degree for students interested in further advancing their research and writing skills.
  • Possibility to earn a double-major between International Studies and other disciplines (Political Science, History, Public Affairs, etc.) in a typical 4-year program.

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The International Studies Program embraces diversity in all its forms. We welcome students from all ethnic, national, and racial backgrounds, sexual and gender identities, and religious and cultural traditions. We strive to create a collaborative environment where we learn from one another through respectful dialogue and informed discussion....

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Career readiness/Career pathways: David Green, INST; Space Needle & Kerry Park: Seattle University

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"My internship allowed me to work with people from different cultures, live in a different country, and work in human trafficking in the Balkans." Hope Tucker '18

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