Today, growth of the global economy, ease of world-wide travel, and widespread use of the internet have made our world smaller than ever. The international studies degree program at Nazareth College prepares you to be actively engaged in international affairs as you become fluent in foreign languages, at home in many cultures, and concerned with global issues.
Since daily contact with people around the world is no longer just the province of diplomats, international studies at Nazareth helps qualify you for the ever-widening number of careers requiring internationally savvy. Hone your intellectual skills as you examine ethical dilemmas involved in communication, conflict, and cooperation between people of different cultures. As an international studies major, you'll explore problems that affect the world as a whole, as well as the ways in which countries interact.
Study abroad is required and is one of the strengths of this program. Nazareth's Center for International Education has partnerships with institutions in many countries, including Australia, France, Italy, Japan, Peru, and South Korea.
Education: B.A., Wake Forest University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Virginia
Teaching and Research Interests: 20th Century Chinese Social and Cultural History; East Asian Christianity; East and Southeast Asian Social History; Revolution and War in Asia
In the last 10 years alone, six international studies majors have received prestigious U.S. Junior Fulbright Awards from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. They have traveled to countries such as Germany, Slovakia, and Israel to teach English and study.