The International & Global Studies program prepares students to thrive in the future by developing global competency both inside and outside the classroom.

With a required global experience and the opportunity to take courses and work on projects across a variety of fields, International & Global Studies stresses the importance of collaboration to enable students to have an enduring impact on people around the world.

By the end of their time at WPI, students will be equipped with cultural awareness and skills to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to make a difference in the real world.

Degrees & Certificates

Area of Study Bachelor Minor Certificate Master PhD
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Making a Difference Around the World

Students majoring in International & Global Studies are required to spend at least one term at one of WPI's more than 50 global project centers, where they'll have the opportunity to participate in projects that will change themselves, and the world.

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Guest Speaker Colby King talked to faculty and staff about supporting first-generation working class students.
December 11, 2019
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WPI students (from left) Tyler Weiss, Sarah St. Pierre, Donald Dione and Kylie Dickinson were involved in a flood management project in Shkodër,  Albania.
June 07, 2019
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Thailand Global Impact
March 22, 2019
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Kris Wobbe (left) and Lisa Stoddard have co-edited a book on project-based learning.
February 26, 2019

Global Project Centers

Students majoring in International & Global Studies are required to spend at least one term at one of WPI's more than 40 global project centers, where they'll have the opportunity to participate in projects that will change themselves, and the world.

Career Outlook

Students who graduate from the International & Global Studies program are well-prepared for a wide variety of options, including careers in international affairs, law, medicine, or public health. To learn more about how students put their talents to use after graduation, visit the Career Development Center’s profile on International & Global Studies.