Department of International and Global Studies
Learn about the world with us
The Department endeavors, through our teaching, research, and community outreach, to foster a deep understanding of global issues, such as social justice and human rights, international development, environmental justice, health, international conflicts, gender and sexuality, and labor rights.
The academic programs offered in International and Global Studies provide both a global perspective and a comprehensive view of geographic regions of the world. Choose from several flexible major, minor and certificate options.
Our classes are taught by experts from various humanities and social science disciplines whose research, teaching, and lived experience is grounded internationally.
Professional and Faculty Advisors are available to support your learning goals and guide you to new opportunities.
International & Global Studies student can apply to many scholarships and fellowships to finance their studies at PSU or abroad! Our graduates have also earned prestigious Fulbright fellowships to study or work abroad.
Internships are important to apply your learning to the real world, gain work experience, and expand your networks. Our students have interned and found jobs in many of non-profit organizations, the government sphere, and the business world.
I loved the professors and the variety of things I could choose to learn about within the program. The true interdisciplinary nature of the major.
- a 2019 graduate of International and Global Studies
Book Talk with Dr. Robert Asaadi on June 3rd, 1-2 PM
Postrevolutionary Iran: The Leader, the People, and the Three Powers
How is Iran governed? Is the state accountable to its society? How have Iran’s political institutions evolved since the 1979 revolution? In this lecture, Robert Asaadi will be discussing his new book.
Careers in the Foreign Service: Diplomacy in Action
Watch the recording of this insightful discussion
US Foreign Service Officers Lindsay Henderson and Daniel Pattarini discussed what life is like as a foreign service officer and some of the best (and scariest) moments they've faced in their careers.