Global Studies majors tend to be independent-minded and especially interested in actively engaging with local and global problems. Of high importance to Global Studies majors are study abroad and experiential learning opportunities.
Because Global Studies majors are actively involved in the program, the Global Studies Student Advisory Committee meets regularly with the program chair to provide insights, feedback and advice. The Student Advisory Committee also plans various events for Global Studies students.
The Global Studies Program also hosts Concordia's chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, the premier national honor society in the fields of global and international studies.
The Global Studies Program supports a Global Studies Student Intern, a paid part-time position.
Robert Brunhuber '13 is the intern for the 2012-13 academic year.
Kjerstin Sanden '12 was the Global Studies intern for the 2011-2012 academic year. A Spanish and Global Studies major with a concentration in Development Studies, Kjerstin has studied abroad in Argentina and Spain and tries to explore the world as much as possible, with her travels bringing her to places such as Nicaragua and Morocco. While in Pamplona, Spain this past spring, she collaborated with three local NGOs to create an innovative internship (cooperative education) experience. Kjerstin's involvement with these organizations solidified her desire to work for an international NGO when she graduates this spring so she can work to promote sustainable development worldwide.
Mari Eckes `11 served as the intern during the Spring semester of 2011. From 2009 to the end of 2010, the intern was Kristen Matheson ‘12.