Is INTS Right for Me?
Is an International Studies Major or Minor right for me?
An equally valid question might be, “Am I right for International Studies?” Are you drawn to all things cross-cultural: meeting people from other cultures, the sounds and tastes of exotic places, understanding international events and trends, etc.? If a professor assigned you to follow the world news as a course requirement, would you consider it a privilege or a chore? A potential student recently explained that, due to his many interests, he was not ready to choose a specific career path. Yet as he described his interests and routines – daily doses of BBC World Service news, constant downloads World music, love of European and World Cup soccer – it became clear that International Studies was the academic field for him! If you like the idea of academic rigor that is set to a global beat, International/Global Studies may be the field for you!