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International Studies

Do you want to make a global impact? Are you interested in international issues, cultures, politics and languages? The cross-disciplinary program in International Studies provides opportunities for students to develop skills and expertise in global events and issues.

International Studies students go on to work or advanced study in a broad range of fields in the international arena, including foreign service, journalism, advocacy organizations, education, scientific or research institutions, NGOs, humanitarian agencies, environmental organizations, and global business or engineering.

International Studies is a secondary major or minor that you can combine with any other program of study at Iowa State. Thanks to a flexible curriculum and numerous study abroad opportunities, you can create a unique plan of study that fits your interests and career goals.

I chose the International Studies program because it best complimented my Political Science curriculum by offering me a multi-national perspective.

Natalia Rios Martinez, ’23 political science, international studies, public relations and Truman Scholar