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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

Upcoming Events

Jan
19
McMillan 259 @ 12:00 pm
Jan
25
Sponsored by CCHP and GPP
Women's Building Formal Lounge @ 6:00 pm
Jan
26
Paul B. Stares of Council on Foreign Relations
DUC TBD @ 1:15 am
Feb
02
McMillan Cafe @ 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Feb
09
DC Career Paths in International Policy, Aid and Commerce: The Hill, Executive Branch, NGOs and Business
McMillan 259 @ 12:00 pm

Welcome to IAS!

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.