Globalization is a multifaceted phenomenon that is making the world more complex and more interconnected culturally, politically, linguistically, and economically. The multidisciplinary major in globalization studies integrates perspectives from the humanities, social sciences, arts, and natural sciences.
Academic focus: Political science and globalization studies double major
Location: Madrid, Spain
Job: Auxiliare de Conversación at a public primary school through the Spanish government
With the encouragement of Kathy Williams in the College’s Center for Career Development, during her senior year, Kumar applied for her teach abroad program. After learning of her placement in Madrid just before graduation, she volunteered at an ESL center on Long Island, and then took a month-long language immersion course in Seville, Spain before starting her placement.
“There are two major factors that contributed to where I am today: my study abroad experience in Geneva, Switzerland, which made me feel passionate about traveling, learning about new cultures, and becoming an active global citizen, and my involvement in the Globalization Studies department, which allowed me to experience courses in many different areas which helped open my mind,” Kumar said.
Rose Kane '13 discusses her experience studying abroad in Jordan.