About the Department of International Studies
The Department of International Studies is part of the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.
The Department of International Studies prepares students for the increasingly complex and interconnected world of the 21st century. Whether passionate about human rights, media, education, the environment, or public health, students who pursue an International Studies major at IU will learn how to analyze these global issues through a multidisciplinary context and acquire the skills required of tomorrow's global leaders. Additionally, students will develop deep knowledge of at least one region outside the US and fluency in another language. Our students go on to meaningful careers in government, NGOs, corporations, foundations, media outlets, and policy institutes; but most importantly, they emerge from the department as ethical citizens of the world.