Dr. Helma de Vries-Jordan
Behavioral and Social Sciences
With the world rapidly "shrinking" because of the development of new technologies, an interdisciplinary minor in international studies makes sense regardless of your major. A minor in international studies will prepare you to work and live in the global community, whether you ultimately live in a small town in a rural area or a more cosmopolitan city.
If you minor in international studies, you will have relatively few requirements to complete and a wide variety of courses from which to choose. For obvious reasons, the minor involves at least three terms of a world language and study abroad. Additional scholarship are available to help you afford studying abroad.
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International Affairs majors are required to gain intercultural competency by participating in an approved study abroad program or international field experience. Students may study abroad during the fall, spring, or summer terms. If planning on studying abroad, students should consult with the Director of Study Abroad as well as their advisor in planning their course of study. In lieu of studying abroad, students may also participate in a directed research, directed study, or internship experience that is international in scope. Students should consult with their advisor as to which type of experience would meet this requirement and best serve their professional interests and career goals. Students are encouraged to complete major requirements while studying abroad.
International Affairs majors are required to gain foreign language competency in preparing for careers and graduate study in which foreign language competency is often used as a criterion in hiring and admissions decisions.
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