International Studies Close Sub-Nav Menu Request InformationMajors and MinorsAcademic Support Resources for Students Disability Support Services Registering with DSSDSS Resources The Communication Center Dr. Seth Clabough Resources for ParentsStaffFAQsLaunchFirst Generation College Students Copley Science Building ConstructionHonors Program Application for Prospective Honors StudentsHonors Academics Current Students Entering Prior to Fall 2016 Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesDepartmental Honors Current Students Entering Fall 2016 or After Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesHonors ModulesCollaborative Learning Experience Honors Benefits and OpportunitiesHonors Program Director Noyce Teacher Preparation ProgramFirst Year Program: RMCS101Study Abroad & International Education J-Term Study/Travel Payment Procedure & Scholarship Information Study Abroad Options at RMC J-Term Mandatory Insurance Plan International TravelDomestic Travel J-term 2017 Study/Travel CoursesJ-term Resources Semester Abroad FAQsEligibility and CostsSemester Abroad Application InformationScholarships International Students Obtaining an F-1 VisaMaintaining Student StatusEmployment Social Security NumberCurricular Practical Training (CPT)Optional Practical Training (OPT) Driver's LicenseHealth InsuranceTravelTransfer to R-MCInternational Student Orientation International @ R-MC International Assistant ProgramInternational HousePhoto Gallery 2015 Photo Contest Winner Study Abroad Photo ContestInternational Education Week 2016 OIE staffParents & FamiliesVoices from Abroad Summer Session Important DatesStudy Skills CourseSummer Session Tuition, Fees & Housing Undergraduate ResearchRegistrar's OfficeInternshipsIntellectual Property Rights (PDF) Understanding the forces that shape our world today is essential for solving tomorrow's challenges. As an international studies major, you'll develop a deeper understanding of the interrelationships between cultural, political, economic and social systems—essential knowledge for building a successful future in our increasingly interconnected global community. Major Choice The international studies major is an interdisciplinary program; you'll begin with a group of core courses then choose a concentration either in Culture & Society, with an emphasis in one global region, or International Relations with an emphasis either in political science or economics/business. Internships and Study Abroad All international studies majors complete a travel abroad or study abroad experience. Maggie Smith '10 completed an internship in the conservation department of the Norwegian Folk Museum in Oslo, Norway. Colleen Hutchison '12 spent a semester in Cordoba, Argentina. In addition to studying Spanish and Latin American history, politics, literature, and Argentine culture, she traveled throughout the country. "It was the best four months of my life and I highly recommend studying abroad for at least a semester," she says. Elanya Chin '13 participated in two January Term (J-term) trips, traveling to Berlin and El Salvador. Careers Whether at home or abroad, graduates of R-MC's international studies program can be found in many different fields, including law, finance, education and business. Coleman Adams '04 is an assistant commonwealth's attorney for the state of Virginia. Brendan Toone '06 is an associate at Private Advisors, LLC. Colleen Hutchinson '12 pursued a passion for nonprofit work and now serves as teacher and mentor to a group of young boys in a residential treatment program in Chicago. Apply to R-MC! Connect with R-MC on Facebook! Ask a Question?