Studying International Studies at Kenyon
International studies students are adventurous — they spend at least one semester studying abroad, living in and experiencing a foreign culture. And they are highly motivated — they think rigorously across disciplinary boundaries while focusing intensely on a particular region of the world. Working closely with teachers who are experts in various world cultures, international studies students choose to focus in one of three thematic tracks — development, environment, or politics and society.
8modern languages are taught at Kenyon, and each dives deep into language and culture.
Study Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
13different departments contribute to this interdisciplinary program.
15years running, Kenyon has been a top producer of Fulbright Fellows.
190study abroad programs, across 50 countries, immerse students in the cultures they study.
All international studies majors study abroad for at least a semester.
The Expansion of International Society
Explore the evolution of modern international society by examining industrialization, capitalism, nationalism, individualism and more in propelling and directing the flow of wealth, people and ideas around the world. You’ll write a research paper related to the area where you plan to go for your off-campus experience.
Contemporary Global Issues
INST 401: Senior Seminar: Contemporary Global Issues This seminar examines some of the problems inherent in cross-cultural comparison and explores how a variety of disciplines grapple with these difficulties by investigating contemporary themes in international affairs — from ethnic conflict, to environmental problems, to the challenges of democratization.