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International Studies Undergraduate Major

Create a place for yourself in our increasingly global society. Mount Mary University’s international studies major combines Spanish language skills and a study abroad experience with business and social science courses to prepare you for a career in a variety of professions in the United States and abroad.

Growing International Career Opportunities

A degree in international studies prepares you for a career in industries such as international business, international marketing, translation/interpretation and more. Discover more about international studies careers. 

Experience an Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Study Abroad

Mount Mary University offers a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. You can choose to specialize in

photo of Heather Thomas-Flores at the Sigma Tau induction ceremony

Heather G. Thomas-Flores

International Studies '16

Hometown: West Bend, Wisc.

"I chose to attend Mount Mary University because of its commitment to building strong women leaders. I feel the International Studies program is the perfect place to prepare for our ever-expanding global economy." 

one of two areas: Spanish or English as a Second Language. All international studies majors are required to participate in a study abroad experience of at least four weeks.

International Studies Activities Outside of Class

Mount Mary encourages international studies majors to participate in student clubs and organizations, such as the Alpha Mu Gamma honor society and the International Student Club. In addition, there are many local service opportunities to teach English to Spanish speakers.

Scholarships for International Studies Majors

Several scholarships are available to help international studies majors pay for their study abroad program:

  • World Languages Scholarship: This scholarship is available to international studies and Spanish majors who participate in any study abroad program. Criteria include high academic performance and financial need.
  • Burke Scholarship for Study Abroad: This scholarship is available to students in any major who participate in a Mount Mary study abroad program. Contact Nan Metzger for more information.

We encourage students to also apply for the national Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for study abroad. Mount Mary students have won this scholarship in the past three consecutive years. Learn about other scholarships available at Mount Mary.

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