Global or International Studies combines learning about various cultures, and languages into one larger track. Wheather your interest is in business, politics, culture or altruism, you'll find global studies highly interesting. Global Studies majors should attain real fluency in a complex foreign language. Graduates normally go on to careers in: Diplomacy, International Trade, NGOs' and Humanitarian Missions. With globalization, comes the need for those who can not only speak a difficult foreign language, but can also feel and understand cultural complexites.
"Learning a foreign language opens doors to other cultures. In addition to the personal challenge of mastering a new language, multiple-language proficiency allows students to pursue rewarding careers in international affairs, law, business, foreign service, education, and a host of other exciting fields."
(Provided By: Trinity College)
"Language plays an integral part in many interdisciplinary studies at Hampshire. Through courses offered at Hampshire and through the Five College consortium, students can study a variety of languages as well as integrate language into their larger academic studies. Students also look at language through the study of translation, linguistics, history and more."
(Provided By: Hampshire College)
"A command of another language gives you access to another culture from the inside out, which increases cross-cultural competence and enhances job prospects in an increasingly interconnected world. Several of the languages taught at Macalester College have been classified by the U. S. government as strategically important, which translates into scholarships to support their study and career opportunities after graduation."
(Provided By: Macalester College)
"The Global Studies Development program asks students to think about what “development” means in social, political, and economic terms, both in the United States and around the globe. Our program is engaged in building a curriculum for the 21st century, an interdisciplinary intellectual experience bringing together perspectives on the theory and process of development from anthropology, the arts, economics, environmental science, history, philosophy, politics, religious studies, sociology, and other relevant disciplines. We are particularly interested in expanding opportunities for experiential learning within a liberal arts framework."
(Provided By: The University of Virginia)
"Our research and teaching foster language learning, deepen cultural understanding through literary and cultural studies and highlight cutting-edge technology-enhanced learning. With internships and study abroad, transformative engagement with local communities, and inspiring co-curricular activities, Modern Languages inspires and educates the next generation of global thinkers and innovators."
(Provided By: Carnegie Mellon University)
"Language is how we communicate. It is how we express ourselves to others. Learning a second language broadens that ability to communicate and has become a vital skill in our interconnected global world. Not only does learning a second language increase your interpersonal and analytical skills, it opens the doors to many career opportunities that may take you across the globe."
(Provided By: The University of North Georgia)
"Global Development Studies will introduce you to an array of imminent global challenges in human development and sustainable development. From there, you will discover research and internship opportunities specific to regions of the world that include sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Asia, and South America. Whether you seek meaningful solutions to climate change, food security, or human rights, GDS allows you to integrate your particular interests through a convergence of humanities, social science, and STEM disciplines."
(Provided By: Grinnell College)