Students wishing to pursue a degree with honors in international studies should consult the director as soon as possible. The faculty assumes that some of the research for honors will have been completed during the junior-year experience abroad.
Of course, research continues at Kenyon. Candidates for honors will ordinarily submit an informal proposal in the spring of their junior year, or, if abroad, then immediately upon returning to the College in the fall. Honors candidates enroll in INST 497-498 and write an extended essay (thesis), which is defended before an outside examiner in May. See this catalogue's description for INST 497-498. Kenyon requires a 3.33 GPA to pursue honors.