International Studies

International Studies

Through an in-depth study of Political Science, Business and Economics, History, Foreign Language, and Social Sciences, students majoring in International Studies recognize and analyze global issues by way of various disciplinary lenses. To best comprehend the multifaceted nature of these issues and complexity of world cultures and systems, it is highly recommended that the students in the major spend at least one term studying or working in a foreign country. An integral part of our curriculum, the experience of living in another culture is often the highlight of our students’ college career.

For details about the major or minor, please contact Dr. Maria Moreno, INS program advisor.

For details about Study Abroad, contact Prof. Gordon Hinners, Coordinator of International Education and Programming.

Study Abroad

It is highly recommended that international studies students spend at least one term in an international experience, studying, working, or volunteering abroad. Mars Hill University offers many opportunities for international experiences. In the last few years, MHU students have studied from London, England to Dunedin, New Zealand; from Budapest, Hungary to Cordoba, Argentina; and to many places in between. An integral part of most international studies students’ curriculum, the experience of living in another culture is often the highlight of the student’s college career.

Possible careers for people with a degree in international studies include:

  • Teaching
  • International Business
  • Translator
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Peace Corps
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Office of International Affairs
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • U.S. Department of Commerce