international studies major


The term global village and many other concepts like it have been tossed around since the mid-20th century. In recent years, communication between nations, cultures, and communities have increased exponentially. We are connected to each other in more ways and more often than ever before - and there is still so much to learn. 



Parkside's International Studies Program combines courses from various departments to create a broad, interdisciplinary program. You will study a variety of interesting topics and have the opportunity to participate in several of our study abroad programs, often led by our very own faculty.

The International Studies curriculum provides excellent training for persons interested in a wide variety of careers; including professional postitions in private firms, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations that operate in a global context.


Our graduates are currently employed in corporations, educational institutions, nonprofits and agencies both in the local area as well as internationally. They have also gone on to professional or graduate schools.

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Anthony Sturino

International Studies Student

Anthony is completing a double major in political science and international studies with a concentration in globalization and development.  Once he earns his UW-Parkside degree, he intends to join the Peace Corps. After completing his Peace Corps service he will pursue a master's degree in Latin American studies. Upon completion, he will work in Latin America, with a career in International development preferably for a nonprofit organization.


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