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A spring break devoted to serving others
Brittney Garcia could spend her spring break relaxing and catching up on sleep. Instead, the senior International Studies major is leading a team of students on a trip to Guatemala where they will focus on gender issues in Guatemalan society. [...]
Entrepreneurial Students Win Competition
Three NC State students took top honors at the statewide UNC Social Business Plan Competition for the nonprofit they created, Pennies 4 Progress. No small feat, considering there were 31 teams competing from all 17 schools in the UNC system who were challenged to develop business solutions to pressing local and state issues. [...]
Internship on The Hill
In this guest post, Bryan Hum, a senior in international studies and political science, shares his experience as an intern in Senator Kay Hagan's Washington, DC, office this summer. [...]
Correspondence from an Extraordinary Alum Abroad
Dean Jeff Braden's recent post about the challenges of visiting countries where English is not the primary language prompted this thoughtful response from CHASS alum Katie Starr ('11, International Studies and French), who is in Indonesia with the Peace Corps. [...]

International Studies

In today’s globally-connected community, people are joined together now more than ever before in a world of possibilities and challenges. In every facet of our individual and collective lives we shape this world, just as we are deeply influenced by what transpires at its furthest corners.

International Studies (IS) is an interdisciplinary program at NC State University that prepares its graduates to embrace a world where global linkages exist alongside boundaries and separations. To do this, students will learn to speak a foreign language, to appreciate the cultural diversity of all societies, to understand the economic dynamics of global trade, and to follow the ever-shifting geo-political lines.

Undergraduate Studies

As a Major in this program, you will:

Graduate Studies

As a Minor in this program, you will: