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Global perspectives

Become a global citizen and change the world

Whether you’re interested in working in government, business, law or the nonprofit sector, you can gain global fluency in an IU global perspectives program. Gain valuable insights into the people and cultures of the world or learn to drive change by influencing policy. Master a language, travel internationally, and learn from world leaders as you expand your worldview.

Students in an international relations class at the Hamilton Lugar School at IU Bloomington.

150 majors and degrees to choose from

Explore the range of majors and degrees available for IU students interested in global perspectives and international studies.

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  • Anthropology

    Study this if you want to become an anthropologist, regulatory affairs manager, archeologist, clinical research coordinator, or teacher.

    Where you can study

    Bloomington
    IUPUI
    Northwest
    South Bend
  • East Asian Languages and Cultures

    Study this if you want to be an anthropologist, interpreter, translator, copy writer, or teacher.

    Where you can study

    Bloomington
  • Spanish

    Study this if you want to become an interpreter, translator, anthropologist, or teacher.

    Where you can study

    Bloomington
    IUPUI
    East
    Kokomo
    Northwest
    South Bend
    Southeast
  • International Studies

    Study this if you want to be a political scientist, business executive, geographer, or teacher.

    Where you can study

    Bloomington
    IUPUI
    Southeast
  • Cybersecurity and Global Policy

    Study this if you want to be an information security analyst, computer systems analyst, intelligence analyst, operations research analyst, security management specialist, criminal investigator, or special agent.

    Where you can study

    Bloomington

Experiential learning opportunities

Get hands-on, real-world experience as you explore your chosen course of study at IU. The opportunities listed below are a sample of what IU students are able to do—check your campus’s school, division, or department for more info.

Panel discussion at America's Role in the World conference at IU Bloomington.

America’s Role in the World

Join diplomats, journalists, politicians, and scholars as they debate the future of American diplomacy at this annual nonpartisan foreign policy conference at the Hamilton Lugar School in Bloomington.

Find out more about the America’s Role in the World event
Students in an international studies class.

International courses and study tours

These one- to three-week IU Bloomington programs taught by IU faculty connect to on-campus courses and offer students the chance to study Norwegian culture in Oslo, the cuisine and art of Italy’s Amalfi Coast, or the tropical ecology of Grand Cayman, to name a few.
Find out more about international courses
Students wearing flags in front of a sign for the Global Living Learning Center at IU Bloomington.

Global living learning center

Discover an IU Bloomington residence hall designed to bring students interested in global perspectives together.
Learn about living learning centers
Students meeting with Senator Kerry at IU Bloomington.

Diplomacy Lab

Help solve complex global problems as you participate in state-of-the-art foreign policy research opportunities covering topics such as climate change, democracy and human rights, counter-terrorism, global health, and food security. Launched by the Department of State in 2013, the Diplomacy Lab is a public-private partnership involving student and staff engagement at IU Bloomington.
Find out more about Diplomacy Lab