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.
The International & Global Studies program, working in collaboration with The Global School, 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.
Inside Higher Ed's Academic Minute featured Kent Rissmiller, dean of interdisciplinary and global studies ad interim, who explores how project-based learning can set students up for success outside school.
In another Inside Higher Ed segment, Rick Vaz, co-director of the Center for Project-Based Learning, discussed "Women in STEM Fields." “Project-based learning could be a powerful strategy to attract and retain more talented women into science and technology fields,” he said.
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.