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Flags from many different cultures hang alongside Main Street and Tappan Square. Photo credit: Walter Novak
Program Overview

International Studies

Program Type: Minor

Grounded in the social sciences, our minor in International Studies prepares students for careers and pursuits that span national boundaries. This program of study can complement many academic programs, building students’ capacities to apply their major’s disciplinary knowledge to the challenges of the globalized world.

Why Study International Studies at Oberlin?

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Global Speaker Series
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Strong Interdisciplinary Faculty
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Study Away Opportunities
Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley

Practicing International Affairs

Students interested in a career that focuses on global affairs in or out of the United States should consider the new Diplomat in Residence initiative. Retired Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will teach an introductory course, Practicing International Affairs, in spring 2020 that’s designed to offer insights into careers in foreign service, international media, thinks tanks, and more.

Sample Courses

  • POLT 120 - Introduction to International Politics 4 credits
  • EAST 163 - Korea: Past, Present and Future 4 credits
  • ECON 227 - International Trade and Finance 4 credits
  • AAST 337 - African Capitalists and African Development: Seminar 4 credits

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