International Studies

International Affairs. National Security.
International Studies offers tracks of study in international affairs and national security.
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Charles Hayes '14, leverages classroom studies with experiential learning. He interned at the Cleveland Clinic and was one of the youngest interns chosen for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

Alex Nagy's blog relates his experiences at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, this fall 

Student Success

Studying abroad, presenting research at national conferences, networking with delegates at a Model UN conference, building articulation and analytical skills in the classroom, and interning at leading organizations...BW international studies students are making their mark in the world.

We offer exciting and career-focused opportunities that can help you define and achieve your goals pursuant to international affairs and national security. Our faculty are knowledgeable and well connected in the field to assist you in pursuing competitive programs that will give you an edge for graduate school and employment. Among academic and co-curricular opportunities, our students are involved in:

  • Real-World Research: Overseas study, on-campus and off-campus research opportunities are an important part of our program. Research initiatives are available year-round.
  • Model United Nations: Over the years, our team and individual members have won every award at Harvard Model UN, Model NATO, Model AU, and LEIMUN, including Best Delegation.
  • Language Across Curriculum (LAC): Preparing students for a cross-cultural and multilingual job market, LAC helps students integrate their knowledge of a foreign language with academic disciplines across campus as a way to build valuable skills and enrich learning.
  • Study Abroad/Explorations: Spend a semester in Washington, D.C., or chose one of our other program options offering learning-focused studies that will enrich your college experience.
  • Networking with Career Professionals: Our Advisory Committee consists of national and international leaders available to talk with you about a career in politics, policy, government, law, and the foreign service, or about attending graduate or law school.
  • Leadership Programs and Recognitions: Whether it is through Sigma Iota Rho, student government, Honors Program or other academic and co-curricular activities, our students are high-achieving BW leaders. At the campus awards program Ovation and at other recognitions, international studies students repeatedly receive top honors.
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