MEETING FORMER MEXICAN PRESIDENT VICENTE FOX
The opportunity to meet the former president of Mexico, Senor Vicente Fox, was inspirational. - Xandy Cimatu, Political Science Major, Class of 2010
A modern liberal arts education is incomplete without some understanding of the international and global nature of human society. International Studies majors can use the major as a means to explore the international and global dimensions of economics, politics, or culture, especially as they relate to a particular geographic area of study.
The changing demographics in California have brought the diversity of the globe to our local communities. The major is designed to give students the knowledge, skills, and confidence to work in multicultural settings, whether here or abroad.
International studies students learn to develop and articulate their own ideas about the importance of having an international and global perspective in an increasingly multicultural workplace. Students gain an understanding of how cultures differ, as well as the advantages and challenges of cultural diversity. International Studies majors also acquire a richer perspective of their own culture in the process. Download the International Studies fact sheet (PDF)
The Graduate School of International Policy and Management (GSIPM) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (the Institute) is committed to educating and empowering the next generation of public policy professionals who will address the critical global issues of the 21st Century. According to our articulation agreement, Dominican students (Political Science and International Studies majors) admitted to the Institute with accelerated status need to complete only 48 credits to earn their Master’s degree, in lieu of the 60 credits normally required. In addition, as part of this agreement, students nominated by Dominican and admitted with Accelerated Entry status to the Institute will receive preferential consideration for Merit Scholarships. Institute awards range from $4,000 - $16,000 per academic per year and are renewable for a second year, pending good academic performance. Dominican applicants will automatically be considered for the scholarship; there is no separate application required.