While not required, studying abroad for a semester, a year, or January is strongly recommended for International Studies majors. The flexibility of the requirements make the major well-suited to study abroad. Courses offered on site deepen the contextual understanding of the history, economy and politics of the country. Majors have found programs with courses filling major requirements and broadening their global perspective in Spain, Chile, Argentina, France, Egypt, Cuba, Denmark, Tanzania, as well as other countries.
"Egypt defied my expectations for study abroad. Cairo itself is a modern and developed city but has donkeys in the street, it has vast arrays of night clubs open on Thursday nights but shuts down on Friday mornings for Muslim noon prayers, it has some of the richest men in the world but houses vast slums around its suburbs. All in all, it is what Study Abroad is for in college, to give you something different and let you digest it not only in the classroom but in the streets, the trains, and in this case, on some camels."
- Clare Naughton, International Studies Student