International Studies

Our Mission

global citizen passport Consistent with the strategic goals of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) to "create the most powerful learning experience possible for our students" and to "create an educational environment that prepares our students to be global citizens" and with its mission to stimulate "creative inquiry, critical thinking, thoughtful expression and responsible citizenship", the International Studies program provides an interdisciplinary exploration of global issues such as globalization and the environment, of global cultures including the world's art, literatures, languages, and religions, and of specific regions including Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. Fundamental to UNCW's International Studies program is its mission to prepare its students to meet the many complex challenges facing our world, most of which do not fall within the strict confines of a single discipline, but rather require a broader interdisciplinary perspective.

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. - Martin Luther King, Jr.