In addition to overall requirements, international studies majors concentrate in one of three thematic tracks — development, environment or politics & society — taking a focused set of courses from several disciplines to develop their understanding of that topic. Majors apply that knowledge to the sustained study of a particular region of the world, where they spend at least a semester abroad studying, living in and experiencing a foreign culture.
The honors program in international studies is outlined in the course catalog. For more detailed information, please see the INST Honors Guidelines (PDF). Students wishing to pursue a degree with honors should consult with the director as soon as possible.