/ Global Studies

Special Programs and Opportunities

Students can get involved in a wide range of opportunities on and off campus.  

Academic Internships

Several options are available in consultation with your academic advisor and help from the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career.

Departmental Award

In memory of Paul Norman Timmer, a career foreign service officer in the U.S. Department of State and member of the Class of 1976, the Paul Norman Timmer Memorial Award is given to an outstanding sophomore or junior planning to enter the field of foreign service or global studies.



  • Jamie Breyfrogle


  • Sam Jansen


  • Alexandra DeJongh


  • Katlyn Koegel
  • Leigh Wynveen


  • Brigit Stenger 

International Honor Society

Sigma Iota Rho is an interdisciplinary honor society in the field of international affairs. It promotes and rewards scholarship and service among students of global studies, international affairs and global studies, and fosters integrity and creative performance in the conduct of world affairs.

Membership is open to juniors and seniors who:

  • Completed course work in global studies, including courses in relevant subject areas of anthropology, economics, foreign languages, geography, history, political science and other related disciplines
  • Attained a junior standing and completed at least 21 hours of course work toward the international relations major or minor, including at least two courses at the 300 or 400 level
  • Attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher in all courses, and a grade point average of at least 3.3 in international relations courses


  • Madison Bush
  • Beth Bouwkamp
  • Ryan Day
  • Alejandra Gomez-Limon
  • Kyle Funk
  • Katlyn Koegel
  • SinWoo Lee
  • Leight Wynveen


  • MacKenzie Coyle
  • Catherine Namwezi
  • Angelica Rodriguez
  • Regina Sanchez-Gonzalez
  • Bridget Stenger
  • Brandon Verna


  • Shubham Sapkota


  • Kimberly Collins
  • Emily Dittmar
  • Leah Ewald
  • Amelia Townsend
  • Kelli Vandyke


  • Michael Dirksen
  • Michael Fujawa
  • Heather Gill
  • Kaitlyn McGrew
  • Laurie Roberts
  • Hanna Varner
  • Renee Wynveen