International Studies Department

International Studies

A.B., Major, Interdisciplinary


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Get Connected, Get Global

The field of International Studies broadens horizons by its nature. At Guilford, the possibilities for research and discovery are magnified by the multidisciplinary experience of those who choose to major in International Studies.  

International Studies is an interdisciplinary major that requires a second disciplinary major, meaning it can be paired with any other major to create a unique experience and knowledge base for each student. While students focus their international studies courses, language study and abroad experience on one geographic region (Africa, East Asia, Europe or Latin America), they explore their other areas of interest in their second major such as Environmental Studies, Political Science, Business, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Economics, Biology, Sociology/Anthropology, Art and many others.

Major/minor requirements and course descriptions are available in the online version of the Guilford College Catalog. Use the keyboard shortcuts Control F for PC or Command F for Mac to search the document for your program.

Hands-on Learning

International education at Guilford is based upon the traditional Quaker values of tolerance and respect for diversity. Guilford seeks to promote and expand global awareness within the Guilford community and to prepare students to live as citizens and leaders in an increasingly interconnected world.

Guilford students have performed international Studies-related internships at the following:

  • The Washington Center
  • American Friends Service Committee
  • N.C. Justice Center