Welcome to the Department of International & Global Studies at Portland State University!

The academic programs offered in International and Global Studies provide both a global perspective and a comprehensive view of a geographic region of the world. Students develop an understanding of world cultures, politics, and economics, within the context of globalization, to address global issues of social justice, human rights, development, health and the environment.


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Portland State's vibrant downtown location gives students access to cultural experiences, public transportation, and opportunities to engage with community partners. Portland State's Admissions Office conducts weekday tours that are led by current students. Register for a weekday tour and familiarize yourself with PSU! View the campus tour schedule.

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