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One Fulbright Scholar. Six Boren Scholars. Two Critical Language Scholars. Three Order of Augusta inductees. And those are just a few of our recent graduates. What will you achieve as an international studies major? 

Opportunities for International Studies Majors

Model United Nations

Model UN is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and other branches of the UN system.

Study Abroad

Explore other cultures, experience new perspectives, visit other countries.

Peace Corps Prep Program

The Peace Corps Prep Program gives students a competitive edge when applying for Peace Corps service.


An internship provides students with direct work experience.

Model United Nations trip to the Galapagos Islands scheduled for Thanksgiving Break


More information including a trip itinerary can be found at the National Model United Nations website

WVU students gain international perspective as Gilman Scholars

Six West Virginia University students will expand their horizons through study abroad experiences this spring, summer and fall after being awarded scholarships through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.

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Two WVU Students Awarded Critical Language Scholarship

Two  West Virginia University students passionate about learning a new language and immersing themselves in cultural experiences will travel abroad this summer as recipients of the highly competitive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship. 

The scholarship program seeks to expand the number of Americans studying languages that are essential for the United States’ engagement with the world. 

Ariana Burks and Matthew Kinzer, both West Virginia natives, will spend two months learning Arabic and Japanese, respectively. 

Critical Language Scholarship Winner Ariana Burks


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