Global and Regional Studies

Do you have a passion for the culture, politics, art, and society of other regions of the world? Does learning a foreign language at a high level of fluency and living abroad appeal to you?  If so, the Global and Regional Studies major program of study could be for you! 


Global and Regional Studies is a multidisciplinary major program that allows the student to concentrate their studies on global affairs, globalization processes, or the dynamics of a specific geographical region of the world. The program integrates several academic disciplines, language proficiency, cultural literacy, and a residential experience abroad.

Our students have a sense of adventure, an inquiring mind and the desire to experience foreign cultures. Immersion in another culture expands your understanding of the human experience and permanently enriches your life. In addition, in today's globalizing world, experience living abroad is a key asset if not prerequisite for many jobs. 

“Majoring in International Area Studies (now Global and  Regional Studies) has helped me in my career by keeping my mind flexible and readily able to transition from a granular piece of evidence to
the whole picture of a case."

Kyle Frankeny, GRS Major


"Immersing myself in a culture other than my own was like growing up and learning how to live all over again from a different perspective."

Eric Holman, GRS and Spanish Major


"We have the most diverse professors and courses.  This allows us to get an extremely well-rounded education and view of the world."

Kathryn Baldwin, GRS and Spanish Major


"Seeing a way of living life that is completely unique to itself make me appreciate/realize all the things I have in the USA."

Eric Holman, GRS and Spanish Major