Studying in another part of the world or country is a valuable part of your academic journey, and an instrumental experience in further preparing you for a life of service and success in a global society.
- You are required to study abroad for one semester (minimum) as an International Studies major.
- Most students study abroad during their junior or senior year.
- International Studies majors can study literally in all countries. Often, study abroad is linked to interest in a second language or a thematic program.
- It is quite common for students to gain credit toward their international studies electives.
- It is important to meet with your academic advisor regarding courses you plan on taking off-campus and how this fits within your academic plan, particularly credits counting toward your major (and provide appropriate course descriptions).
- Northwestern College Oman Semester
- SIT Argentina: Transnationalism and Comparative Development in South America
- SIT Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy
- IES European Union
- ACM India: Culture, Traditions, and Globalization
“My study abroad experience brought life to my International Studies major. I spent a semester in Ecuador and was radically changed by my time there. I was seeing and experiencing the things that I had been learning about at Hope. I have learned so much more about other cultures and different world issues by living abroad, and I am more passionate about my major now more than ever.”