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International studies students are renowned for receiving prestigious national scholarships, WVU’s highest academic recognition and admission to top graduate programs in the United States and abroad. Among our current and recent graduates, one has received a Truman Scholarship, two have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships, six have received Boren Scholarships and three have received Critical Language Scholarships. In 2017, two international studies seniors were designated WVU Outstanding Seniors and three were among the eight University graduates inducted into the Order of Augusta—WVU’s highest academic recognition.
Beyond WVU, our graduates have been accepted to many of the most prominent graduate schools in the United States. These include the top international affairs programs at Tuffs University (Fletcher School), Georgetown University (Walsh School), George Washington University (Elliot School with Law), Syracuse University (Maxwell), American University (SPIA), University of Pittsburgh (GSPIA), University of Kentucky (Patterson School), University of Denver (Korbel School) and the University of Washington (Jackson School). Others have moved abroad for graduate studies and have been accepted to the London School of Economics, University of London, University of Manchester, Ocean University of China in Qingdao, Collegium Civitas in Poland and the University of Tartu in Estonia.