Why Choose Nazareth for International Studies?

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 helps prepare students to be actively engaged in international affairs as they 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 students for the ever-widening number of careers in which being internationally savvy is a prerequisite. Students hone their intellectual skills and plunge into the study of international issues. They examine the ethical dilemmas involved in communication, conflict, and cooperation between people of different cultures. International studies majors also 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.

Program Highlights

  • Highly interdisciplinary program, combining anthropology, economics, politics, the humanities, and foreign language studies.
  • International studies majors become proficient in at least one foreign language, taking at least four language courses at the advanced level.
  • Students take a junior-senior seminar and undertake to solve an important international problem.
  • Many majors do a double major or minor in language. A business minor is popular with this course of study, as well as economics and political science.

Typical Class Schedule

Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Contact Information

Nevan Fisher

Nevan Fisher

Associate Professor of History
585-389-2988
nfisher2@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 461
Additional Positions:
Coordinator of International Studies in International Studies

Alumni Spotlight

    Example Careers

    • State Department/embassy
    • Non-governmental agency
    • International business
    • Law
    • International relations
    • TESOL

    Internships/Field Experiences

    • United Nations Association of Rochester
    • International Student Network, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
    • Rochester City School District
    • Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Germany

    Graduate Schools/Employers

    • Drake University
    • Syracuse University
    • Widener University
    • Monroe County Democratic Committee
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    Program Spotlight

    In the last 10 years alone, four 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.