International and Area Studies offers an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to understanding global issues. Our undergraduate major encourages a broad understanding of the world while exploring the diversity and richness of other cultures. Our program places particular emphasis on study abroad, independent research, and foreign language coursework. Read more about the IAS program and Study Abroad at IAS: Crossing Disciplines, Crossing Boundaries.
Overseas Programs administers the study abroad programs for Arts & Sciences. The goal of international study is to encourage our students to acquire the broad cultural knowledge, the languages and the practical skills to enable them to participate fully in a global society.