The Global Studies program challenges students to synthesize research in contemporary global politics, economics, and society with study abroad, foreign language, and global learning experiences (collaborative undergraduate research, internships, community-engaged learning, and global independent study). Students 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 are challenged as global citizens to engage in cosmopolitan global thinking, transcend borders, and recognize global-local connections.