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"I love the flexibility and options of the Global Studies program. I was able to make my major fit me, my dreams and my needs, rather than try to make myself fit into it."

Kendra Berry, Class of '21

Eric Morris, ISU alum, stands in front of the White House in WA, DC where he had an internship

Explore Our Programs

We are dedicated to providing accessible higher education and fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Our department offers a range of programs and opportunities for students interested in global studies, international affairs, cross-cultural studies, and exploring global issues.

Explore Our Undergraduate Programs

Meet Our Faculty

At Idaho State University, we offer comprehensive global studies and international relations programs that provide a deep understanding of global issues and cross-cultural communication. Our faculty members, who are experts in their respective fields, bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom, ensuring a high-quality education for our students. Through engaging coursework, students have the opportunity to delve into topics such as international affairs, linguistic diversity, and the complexities of our interconnected world. Our department emphasizes the exploration of cultural diversity and encourages students to develop a global perspective and become active participants in addressing global challenges.

Meet Our Faculty

Faculty members and student Marin Laufenberg stand together posing for a photo. Marin holds a photo of herself that says

We Bring the World to Idaho

The Polish Ambassador to the United States, Marek Magierowski, stands with ISU student, Thomas Curtis

Polish Ambassador to the United States, Marek Magierowski, stands with ISU student Thomas Curtis

Benefits of a Global Studies Degree

  • Interdisciplinary Education:
  • Broad understanding of globalization
  • Role of international institutions
  • Complexity of conflicts
  • Global economic issues
  • Global Perspectives and Skills:
  • Relevance to employers
  • Range of career choices
  • Productive contributors in a changing world

Global Studies Careers

  • Law enforcement
  • Criminal justice
  • Engineering
  • National and international business
  • Journalism
  • Foreign service
  • US government
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Healthcare administration
  • Social work
  • National and international security
  • International organizations
  • Think tanks and non-profit organizations

Want to know more about our programs? Watch this video.

Our program has recently undergone a change. Languages is now housed within the Department of Anthropology and Languages at ISU. 

Roar Globally

Contact us! We'd be happy to answer any questions you have or set up a time for you to meet with us.


 (208) 282-3043