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.
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.
Record number of WVU students receive Gilman Scholarships to study abroad
A record number of West Virginia University students have earned Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to participate in transformative study abroad programs.
Twenty undergraduate students received the competitive national award funded by the U.S. State Department to travel abroad without financial constraints.
“We are thrilled to have a record number of Gilman Scholars this year, breaking our previous record of 14 winners in 2018,” Cate Johnson, assistant director of the ASPIRE Office, said. “International travel is one of the most impactful learning experiences that an undergraduate student can engage in and it’s exciting that so many WVU students are taking advantage of the Gilman Scholarship to fund these important experiences abroad.”
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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.