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 aim of furthering the internationalization goals of the School and College and provide students with the skills needed to become global citizens. The major was designed to be rigorous and comprehensive. 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 Global Studies. 

Student Opportunities

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 individual work can lead to 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.



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Upcoming Events

October 25th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join Portuguese Clubs from CofC, UT Austin, University of Pittsburgh and St. Mary's University virtually for conversation and fun in Portuguese!Please email for Zoom link. [...]
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October 27th from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
This semester, the CofC French Club is hosting a series of conversation hours at Kudu Coffee on Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to get to know other students, interact with faculty [...]
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October 27th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join the African American Studies Program and REI on Zoom for a lecture in the Decolonizing the Curriculum Lecture Series, "Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism," with Sofiya [...]
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