Wherever you are in the world, life in the 21st century is a global experience. Being able to learn, live, conduct business, and speak cross-culturally are skills that prove invaluable in every walk of life.

Why International and Global Studies at Sewanee?

International & Global studies at Sewanee stretches far beyond the gates. Involving 45 faculty members in 14 departments across the college, the program spans disciplinary and thematic boundaries. It’s easy to see why IGS is the fastest growing major on campus.

The rapid pace and complex nature of our world requires dexterity to navigate. At Sewanee, you will study the ever-changing issues of political, economic, and cultural forces that characterize our world today. You’ll work collaboratively and independently, focusing on topics and regions that will promote an enhanced understanding of distinct perspectives and their value. Here, experiencing the real world begins in the classroom.

FIRST DESTINATIONS: International & Global Studies MAJORS

Sewanee graduates secure positions in a variety of fields. Some you would expect, others, are a bit of a surprise. Sewanee prepares you for your profession and your passion. Below is a sampling of recent graduates' first job.

  • Language Assistant, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, A Coruña, Spain.

Sewanee graduates enjoy extraordinary acceptance rates to top graduate and preprofessional programs–about 95 percent to law school and over 85 percent to medical school. Below is a sampling of where Sewanee grads continue their education.

  • M.A. in Conflict Studies, Kings College London.


A Sampling of Courses

International & Global Studies

Programs of Study

Requirements for Major & Minor in International & Global Studies 


Nicholas E. Roberts
Associate Professor of History, IGS Chair


Walsh-Ellett Hall 309, Ext. 1767

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