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International Studies Program

Welcome! In today's globalized world familiarity with the culture, history and languages of different parts of the world is a marketable skill.  Companies and institutions desire graduates who can work with people from other cultural backgrounds whether overseas or in an increasingly multi-cultural United States.  Courses in International Studies are an ideal means to cultivate knowledge and interest about other cultures and peoples.  Explore the world through the course available at Oakland University's International Studies Program.

Drawing on faculty from various disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences, the International Studies Program offers for general education a variety of interdisciplinary courses that introduce students to the civilizations of seven world areas outside of North America and Western Europe: China, Japan, Africa, India, Latin America, Russia and Eastern Europe and the Middle East.  In these courses students will explore various aspects of these civilizations: art, government, history, language, literature, music, religion and social organization.

The ISP also offers programs and courses that focus on these world areas. Its major programs include East Asian Studies (China or Japan) and Latin American Studies. Its minor programs include African and African-American Studies, Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Slavic Studies and South Asian Studies.

There are several scholarships and financial aid available for your field of study.

The ISP office is located in room 217 Varner Hall.

International Studies Program

Varner Hall, Room 217
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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