Crossing Disciplines, Crossing Boundaries
International and Area Studies (IAS) encourages research and teaching on societies and cultures around the world. The program provides opportunities for scholarly inquiry and intellectual innovation, encourages faculty and student interchange, and organizes conferences and public events on international and global topics from an interdisciplinary perspective. Our curriculum emphasizes the importance of both the humanities and the social sciences, and aims to provide our students with a critical vocabulary and theoretical basis for understanding key international issues across different world regions and academic disciplines.
Study Abroad is an integral part of the IAS undergraduate experience. Study abroad programs, offered through the Office of Overseas Programs, give students the opportunity to acquire the broad cultural knowledge, languages, and the practical skills necessary to participate fully in a global society. For most students, studying abroad for a summer, a semester, or a year is career enhancing and even life transforming. Studying abroad encourages students to embark on a lifelong journey of international education.
1 major with a choice of 5 concentrations
1 freshman seminar
100+ study abroad opportunities
An active honorary that plans several internationally-themed events each year
Support for independent and faculty-led research