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International Studies, B.A.

Global Perspectives, Borderless Opportunities
  • 109

    Among Public National Universities, U.S. News & World Report

  • 1 of 4

    UNC System Schools Featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges

  • 5th

    Among Peer Institutions in Number of Students Studying Abroad

Find Your Career in:

Work as a foreign service officer or policy analyst.

Graduates work for the Federal Bureau of Investigations and NCIS.

Work for organizations like the Peace Corps.

An understanding of international relations is critical to government jobs domestically and abroad.

The degree can lead to careers in education, including teaching and research.

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Learn To

Acquire first-hand experiences with diverse cultures, peoples, and places

Develop leadership, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills while framing issues in a global context

Increase your language skills and fluency and enhance your skills in intercultural communication and internationalize your network of peers/colleagues

Critically analyze stereotypes, generalizations, and media accounts based on first-hand information and broaden your cultural awareness, appreciation and engagement

Increase confidence, resourcefulness and resilience in handling dynamic situations which arise in international travel and cultural exchanges

Studying abroad forced me out of my comfort zone, introduced me to lifelong friends, and showed me how important it is to see the world through the eyes of others.
Caitlin Showalter ‘13
International Studies Program Overview