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BA IN International Studies

College of Arts and Sciences

Political Science, International Studies and Sociology Department

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An interdisciplinary study that allows you to take internationally focused courses from across the university

International studies is an interdisciplinary major that allows you to take internationally focused courses from across the university. By designing your own concentration, you can draw from courses in politics, history, philosophy, religion, art, business and communication, to name just a few. You will have the opportunity to study abroad and ability to learn a language, all while gaining skills that will prepare you to engage in today’s diverse global environment.

Study Abroad

Our international studies majors are required to complete an international experience related to a concentration that they select. Students participating in an upcoming trip to London and Paris will visit major media centers and hear from local experts about media coverage of Islam, Islamic women in the media, immigration and Brexit, the European refugee crisis and UK media regulation and Islamophobia.

Our study abroad  experiences should consist of a summer or semester abroad and may include an international internship or a language immersion program through the John Belk International Program (JBIP). 

"Being exposed to different styles of learning while also meeting new people from all over the world has given me a more robust outlook on my life as a world citizen but also as a member of the Queens family. Queens has given me the tools to broaden my view and to understand the world around me from many different perspectives." -Crockett Sewell '17

Internships and Career Programs

As an international studies major, you will have the opportunity to intern in many different fields and at the local, national and international level. Former students have worked with:

  • Law firms
  • Congressional offices
  • Think tanks
  • NGOs and local charities
  • Various governmental, for profit and non-profit agencies overseas
  • Multinational corporations

Our alumni are living and working around the world, in diverse and competitive fields. They are:

  • Working for the U.S. Congress and the World Bank
  • Working for the private sector in business and finance
  • Practicing law or public administration
  • Working for NGOs and advocacy groups on climate change, veterans issues, immigration and Latin America, among many others
  • Serving in the U.S. Military, the Peace Corps and Americorps
  • Teaching in public schools and universities
  • Attending graduate school: American University, George Washington University, University of Chicago, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, London School of Economics, Trinity College Dublin

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Karla Lozano

"I developed better communication skills [through WMOAS]. I also found the interaction with the delegates from all over the world to be meaningful because some came from countries that are going through very tough times. Meeting them and seeing their passion was very inspiring.” -Karla Lozano '17

Washington Model Organization of American States

The Washington Model Organization of American States (WMOAS) has become a signature program and a tradition for Queens students to participate in. The WMOAS is a university student simulation of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States held annually in Washington, D.C., at the OAS Headquarters.

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