Why pursue International Studies?
International Studies is a versatile program, offering an interdisciplinary education that adds value to a wide range of career tracks, helping to propel students to success in the fields of Aviation, Business, Political Science, and Education, just to name a few. The International Studies Program is as diverse as our student body’s career goals, and its tracks and concentrations support students’ success in a globalized world that requires an interculturally competent workforce. In addition to receiving a solid foundation in political perspectives and global awareness, students choose an area of concentration, including, but not limited to: Language & Culture, Political Thought, Human Rights, Indigenous Cultures, Gender Studies, and Culture, Health & Wellness.
The Intercultural Link
Sharing our love for language and culture is what we at the UND International Studies and languages programs do every day. To share our passion with our current and prospective students, we created The Intercultural Link. The Intercultural Link (TIL) is an interactive learning platform, highlighting International Studies and Languages students as they share their intercultural explorations and success stories. Regular posts will share career opportunities, study abroad experiences, and intriguing cultural knowledge pieces.
UND alumna Ali Liffrig fell in love with Seoul and made a career out of her study abroad experience. "It will change your life in all the best ways"
Kayla Barral, majoring in International Studies and Political Science, hopes to work as a foreign service officer in the future. Find out how her classes and her family have influenced her journey.
Keegan graduated in 2016 with degrees in Norwegian Language & Culture and Interpersonal Communication. Check out Keegan's story to see how his study abroad and language studies have set him up for success!
Students pursuing a major or minor in International Studies are uniquely positioned to apply for prestigious international scholarships such as:
- Fulbright U.S. Student Program
- Critical Language Scholarship for Summer Intensive Institutes
- Boren Award
- Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange
- Gilman International Scholarship Program
UND's Academic Support and Fellowship Opportunities Coordinator, Dr. Yee Han Chu, works closely with students as they explore these life-changing opportunities and embark upon the application process. For more information about the process, visit National Scholarships & Fellowships.
Read about 2022 Fulbright recipient Elisabeth Kolb, a graduate of the German Studies Program.