Ranked as one of the top 10 "Best Value" international studies programs in the nation (College Factual), Ohio Wesleyan’s distinctive International Studies major focuses on experience and connections. You have many opportunities to gain real-world experience through internships and research projects in Washington, D.C., and locations around the world. Just as important, you have daily international opportunities on campus – meeting international policy experts and scholars, Skyping with leaders at NATO and other international organizations, interacting with OWU alumni at the height of federal agencies, and living on a campus with fellow students from around the world.

About the Major

The cross-disciplinary nature of OWU's International Studies major provides you with a holistic understanding of global issues and interactions. And the setting in a national liberal arts university means you can work closely with a faculty mentors to develop a major and deeply explore research projects that fit your interests and goals.

In the major, you can pursue general international studies or concentrate on a specific region - Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, or Middle East. The core curriculum covers global issues, international economics, and international politics, and you’re encouraged to study at least one foreign language and spend at least one semester studying or interning abroad. You’ll cap off your major with an integrative senior seminar to help tie everything together.

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Courtney Durham '12

Courtney Durham '12 leads the Pew Charitable Trusts' engagement in the United Nations negotiations on climate change. She also supports efforts to strengthen climate considerations in Pew’s conservation projects.


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Interim Director: Jim Franklin
Professor of Politics and Government
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