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International Studies

What You'll Study

International Studies is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the interconnected and interdependent processes shaping the contemporary world.
Gonzaga's International Studies department allows students to acquire historical and cultural knowledge, as well as linguistic proficiency relevant to a geographically defined region. Given its multidisciplinary orientation, the program encourages students to examine local and global issues through a diverse set of perspectives and methodologies as well as to conduct and communicate their independent research through oral presentations and written arguments. Students who major and minor in International Studies learn to reflect on the socio-economic and cultural position from which they engage local and global communities. Finally, the program challenges students to assume the ethical and social responsibilities associated with global citizenship and to respond actively to the world's present and future predicaments. 

Gonzaga Launches Careers

Many International Studies Students choose to undertake international service or teaching positions after graduation. In addition to Peace Corps, recent graduates have been awarded Fulbright Teaching Fellowships in Austria, Bahrain, and Germany. Graduates have also worked with the Borgen Project, the People for Change Foundation, the United Nations, World Relief Services and Young Adults in Global Mission.

Some of Gonzaga's recent International Studies graduates have attended graduate programs at the following institutions:

  • The Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

  • Monterey Institute of International Studies

  • Schiller International University (Paris) 

  • University of Denver, International Development

Click here to find out more information on International Service and Careers. 

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