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Study Abroad: A Life-Changing Experience

Experience other cultures, improve your foreign-language skills, and study specialized subjects in over 100 Arts & Sciences programs in more than 50 different countries. Learn more.

Undergraduate Community

IAS fosters an active academic and social community for undergraduate students. Many students also enjoy participating in Sigma Iota Rho, the IAS honorary.

Interdisciplinary Research

IAS students and scholars combine many approaches to address the nuanced cultural, political, and historical dimentions of critical international issues. Learn more

Migration, Identity, & State

IAS course offerings, faculty research, and program events currently focus on the causes and consequences of the movement of people and ideas around the world. Learn more

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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.