The minor in International Studies is a fast-growing interdisciplinary minor offering a broad and flexible curriculum for students from any major interested in international affairs. The minor provides a broad overview to global structures, societies, and cultures as well as ways to think about and address international issues, challenges and opportunities. The minor includes required foreign language and off-campus international experiences.
Off Campus Study Options:
The minor in international studies requires an off-campus study opportunity that encompasses some element of global or international interaction. The following options are available through Colby-Sawyer, but other experiences may be acceptable as well:
A semester abroad
A field studies course through the School For Field Studies
A short experience abroad that may be aligned with another course
A semester at the Washington Internship Institute in an internship that is closely associated with globalization and international issues. For example, an internship at a foreign embassy.
A summer study abroad or internship experience in a foreign location.
Originating from a foreign country, or having lived in a foreign nation for a period of time.
Foreign Language Experience Options:
Students may meet the foreign language requirement in several ways. This includes, but is not limited to:
Successful completion of IST105
Successful completion of a language course transferred from another institution
AP credits/exam from high school language classes
The off campus and language experiences must be approved by the Registrar.