The International Studies major offers students the opportunity to understand the complexity of world affairs through the of study international politics, economics, culture, and society. The major combines intensive study of a foreign language with an interdisciplinary curriculum of study chosen by a student in consultation with a faculty advisor.
Although this is not a requirement for an international studies degree, study abroad opportunities in Australia, Chile, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and elsewhere are available through the University Studies Abroad Consortium, of which Wright State is a member. Wright State professors also lead a variety of shorter cultural exchange programs in the summer and in December. Study abroad and cultural exchange can be arranged through the International Student Exchange Program.
Students will find that studying abroad in a foreign language will greatly enrich their educational experience, as will exposure to a foreign culture and peoples. In order to have adequate language preparation, students interested in studying abroad should design their course of study well in advance of their trip.
To find out more about studying abroad, visit: UCIE Study Abroad Programs at Wright State.
Students interested in careers in government, international organizations, business, teaching, or journalism should contact the director of the international studies major. The major also provides sound preparation for students interested in graduate work in law, the humanities, or the social sciences.