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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? 


  Boren Scholars


Critical Language          Scholars


  Gilman Scholars

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.

Three WVU Undergraduate Students take Third-Place in the 2022 Schuman Challenge

A team of three WVU undergraduates, Bryanna Buker, Andrew Franklin and Abigail Smith took third-place in the 2022 Schuman Challenge, an annual foreign policy competition sponsored by the European Union Delegation to the United States. 

The 2022 competition featured 22 teams from universities across the nation. Each team developed a detailed proposal and delivered a presentation to a panel of expert judges on the question “How should the EU and the US collaborate in Afghanistan?” 

WVU has competed in the Schuman Challenge since 2018. The teams are advised by Jay Cole and Clarissa Estep.

Schuman Challenge

WVU's Top Seniors Named, Eight Honored with 2022 Order of Augusta

"WVU's Order of Augusta and Outstanding Senior Award honors the University's most talented graduating seniors. Each of these students is exemplary in their own right – through their academic excellence, leadership and service. They will undoubtedly be forces for positive change in their local communities and the world."


International Studies graduate heads to Mexico after winning Fulbright Scholarship

Experiences in undergraduate research and cultural exchange begun during their time at West Virginia University have changed the trajectory of two recent WVU graduates’ futures. Christina White is one of the two students who will be representing the University during the scholarship experience. White enjoys making connections across cultures and languages, something White believes is invaluable when trying to develop trust in healthcare settings between patients and medical providers. While at WVU, White volunteered as an English as a Second Language teacher, an experience that served to further emphasize the importance of understanding and empathy. She will continue this work this year in Mexico.
Christina white, Fullbright winner


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