Students in the Global Studies program who have collaborated with multiple international businesses

About The Program

In our Global Studies Program, students are challenged as global citizens to analyze and solve international problems, transcend borders, and recognize global-local connections. They combine research in contemporary global politics, economics, world cultures, and society with foreign language, internships, community-engaged learning and service, and study abroad opportunities.
You’ll gain skills that employers seek, preparing you for whatever related career path you choose. These skills include the ability to think critically and communicate clearly, to find information, and to analyze ideas and evidence. Our alumni have earned jobs in diverse fields, including education, law, business, journalism, and policy analysis.

Why LVC?

  • LVC global studies majors learn to synthesize global concepts; to engage with global institutions, processes, and cultures; to develop and express ideas; to analyze texts, information, and concepts; and to gain greater information literacy.
  • Students majoring in global studies are challenged as global citizens to engage in cosmopolitan global thinking, transcend borders, and recognize global-area connections.
  • Global studies students will be prepared for careers in foreign policy, international economics, global education, non-governmental organizations, inter-governmental organizations, academia, law, journalism, and social advocacy, as well as for graduate and law school.
  • Job prospects for global studies majors include foreign affairs analyst, foreign service officer, international student director, study abroad coordinator, diplomat, international development program analyst/activist, human rights activist, international lawyer, translator, global trade specialist, social media coordinator, immigration/customs analyst/officer, Peace Corps worker, public health analyst, sustainable development researcher, and journalist.



I felt comfortable during my campus visit because The Valley Ambassador emphasized the sense of community at LVC. I knew I wanted a great academic experience, and the department has fantastic faculty.

Policy Analyst, Advanced Energy Economy, Washington, D.C.

Dylan Reed ’13

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