Program Overview

International Studies at UNF is an academic program and the center of an interdisciplinary community of faculty, staff, students and alumni. The International Studies Program promotes campus-wide dialogue about the economic, environmental, cultural, political and technological forces that shape today's world. 


The program offers a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, with six regional and thematic concentrations, as well as a minorFaculty from a wide range of academic areas teach in the program, including Art and Design; Communication; Economics and Geography; English; History; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Philosophy and Religious Studies; Political Science and Public Administration; and Anthropology, Sociology and Social Work.


The students in International Studies are united by their interest in global affairs, their curiosity about languages and cultures, and their commitment to making positive change in the world. They are diverse, however, in their backgrounds, the talents they bring to the program, and the academic and professional directions they follow upon completion. To learn more about them, see Student/Alumni News.    


Each semester, International Studies coordinates an interdisciplinary Lecture Series, as well as International Mondays, a program of informal conversations on contemporary topics conducted in a variety of languages. We maintain a calendar of workshops and information sessions related to study abroad and international careers, in partnership with the International Center, the COAS Career Success Center, academic departments and external agencies. We also curate a list of extracurricular opportunities of interest, and assist related clubs, organizations and programs in promoting their events.


International Studies is directed by Clayton McCarl, associate professor of Spanish, in partnership with an advisory committee comprised of faculty and staff from various academic departments and administrative areas. International Studies maintains particularly close relationships with the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, where the program is housed administratively, as well as with the Department of Political Science and Public Administration and its Public Service Leadership ProgramThe director of International Studies, the advisory committee, and a diverse team of other faculty and staff from across campus collaborate to provide students with guidance on coursework and other academic matters, study abroad, internshipsresearchand graduate school and professional directions.   


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