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International Studies Program

The International Studies (INTL) program is an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary international program housed in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs (LCWA).  The International Studies Program has offered a minor since the early 1980's, but a major was not added until after the establishment of the LCWA in 2006.  This decision was made with the consensus that a major in International Studies was both viable and necessary for furthering the internationalization goals of the School and College.  The major was designed to be quite rigorous and competitive, it requires that students complete three years of a foreign language, engage in a study or internship abroad experience, and that they select an area of concentration in which to specialize.  There are five areas of concentration to select from, four of these are region specific (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean); the fifth is in International Comparative Literature.  The goal of this program is to provide students with the skills needed to become global citizens.

Student Opportunities

For current students who stand out academically in the International Studies program, there is the option to join the Charleston Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, the National Honor Society for International Studies. And, incoming Honors students with an interest in International Studies have the opportunity to become International Scholars.  Many INTL majors also elect to complete an Independent Study, for some ambitious students, this individal work can be developed into a two-semester, 6 credit hour Bachelors Essay.  Students who complete twelve credit hours, including a Bachelors Essay on an International Studies related topic are eligible to receive Departmental Honors.

 

With so many developments and changes to the International Studies program,
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Program News

Celebrating 15 years of Study Abroad in Cuba: this November!
Posted on 13 August 2014 | 11:44 am
Save the Date(s)!  During the week of November 10 there will be several events taking place on campus to commemorate the 15th anniversary of College of Charleston’s connection with Cuba.  
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INTL students intern with the Office of Sustainability at CofC
Posted on 13 August 2014 | 10:46 am
Several International Studies alums and current students have recently joined the staff of the Office of Sustainability here at the College of Charleston.  We applaud them for their ability to think globally, while acting locally! (content borrowed from the Office of Sustainability website) SYLVIE BAELE, Volunteer Intern Sylvie is a native of Charleston and grew up […]
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Program Events

Celebrating 15 years of Study Abroad in Cuba: this November!
Save the Date(s)!  During the week of November 10 there will be several events taking place on campus to commemorate the 15th anniversary of College of Charleston’s connection with Cuba.  
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“Waging Peace” Thursday, April 24 from 5:30-7:30pm
“ Waging Peace” — INVITATION  —— Come one come all! What:  A Peace Corps Celebration at the College of Charleston   PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER   COSTA RICA  1971 All citizens interested in the Peace Corps experience are invited to a special showing of “Waging Peace” by acclaimed documentarian Allen Mondell  (RPCV, see link below)who is coming to town […]
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