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
Careers in the Foreign Service: Diplomacy in Action
Join our Honor Society for this virtual event at 3-4:15 PM on April 16
US Dept. of State Foreign Service Officers Lindsay Henderson and Daniel Pattarini will discuss careers in the foreign service, diplomacy, and working in consulates, as well as answer your questions!
What you didn't know about federal jobs
The latest episode of Dr. Smallman's free podcast
Dr. Shawn Smallman released the latest episode of his podcast Dispatch 7: global trends on all seven continents where he discusses working for the federal government with his guest Joyce Hamilla.