Dr. Williams Class

International Studies

UWF offers a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. This interdisciplinary major is designed to foster understanding and analysis of world issues.

Program Description 

The B.A. in International Studies is a liberal arts, interdisciplinary programs that draws from the elements of political science, sociology, economics, geography, the humanities, foreign languages and history. International Studies majors are encouraged to take elective courses in business, mass communications, languages and computer science. Upon graduation, International Studies majors may pursue opportunities in government, military, business, foundations, the media, humanitarian agencies and organizations with a presence abroad. Some of our graduates have chosen to devote a year or two of their lives, serving in foreign countries and drawing support by teaching English in Japan, Taiwan, Germany, and Spain.

International Studies students may choose from five different tracks of study: generalist, security and diplomacy, cultural affairs, international business and economics and area studies.


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Racine Franks prepares for an Internship in Peru

UWF international studies student to intern at U.S. Embassy in Peru

Racine Frank, UWF international studies student, will soon embark on a ten week internship with the U.S. Embassy in Peru. Frank will work in the Consular Section of the embassy June 4 - Aug. 10 and will focus on immigration and visa processing during her time there.

Frank has high hopes that her work in the embassy will prepare her for a career in international diplomatic leadership. Frank says she sees herself working as a foreign service officer in the U.S. State Department in the future. Of the internship, Frank says, “This is definitely a step toward where I’m trying to get.”

Follow Racine's journey to Peru.

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