Do you dream of exploring European capitals, African wildernesses, South American villages, or the wonders of rapidly evolving China?
When you major in international studies, you learn about foreign languages and cultures at the source. The program is designed to help majors better understand the times we live in and develop the capacity to function effectively within them. As a major, you'll take courses in history, political science, economics, the humanities, modern language, and international studies itself.
Requirements include at least one semester in a study-abroad program where you'll develop language proficiency and cultural understanding. Students are prepared for their overseas experience through the course work they take on campus, including advanced studies in Spanish, French, German or Chinese.
The international studies program empowers majors to develop an appreciation for the diversity of political, economic, and cultural systems in the world through an interdisciplinary curriculum. Through coursework and study abroad, international studies majors develop self-discipline, critical thinking skills, and the ability to communicate effectively in both their first and second languages.
Requirements include at least one semester in a study-abroad program where the student develops language proficiency and cultural understanding. Students are prepared for their overseas experience through the course work they take on campus, including advanced studies in Spanish, French, German or Chinese. CityLAB:Berlin is an exciting opportunity which allows students to spend a semester in the heart of Europe and experience the history, politics, and culture of Germany first-hand. While abroad, our students develop the cultural sensitivity crucial for careers in government, the military, business, international agencies and nonprofit service organizations.
Program for International Students
The major is also open to students from other countries. Just as Americans travel abroad to learn about other countries, students from other countries come to Norwich to learn about the United States. The International Studies department has a program for these students. Foreign students who are international studies majors take courses in English and American literature, American history and politics and, instead of studying abroad, these students get an internship with local, state, or federal government agencies and departments.
To view International Studies course offerings and a curriculum map for majors, see the Norwich University academic course catalog:
Online Masters of Arts in International Relations
Whether it's continuing your journey as a military historian or building the skill sets to better communicate within the international arena, Norwich has advanced education options for you. Dating back two decades to the origins of Norwich's online graduate programs the Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Master of Arts in Military History curriculums are among the best in the country.