Globalization Studies Programs

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.

Find out more about our programs, explore the courses offered, and meet our faculty.

Global Leaders:
Joshua Ginder '15

Anthropology and Globalization Studies Double Major Joshua Ginder '15 discusses his study abroad and research experience with Sherpa culture in Nepal.

Alumni Profile: Janelle Papay '10 works abroad

Janelle Papay '10Academic Focus: Globalization studies with a concentration in Eco-tourism and German double major; environmental studies minor

Study Abroad: Heidelberg, Germany through the American Junior Year (AJY) in Spring 2008

Current Job: International Programs Advisor at Elon University

After graduation, Papay earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Germany. Papay returned to the United States and in her current position, she advises students regarding semester and summer study abroad opportunities for all over the world.  One of the programs Papay currently manages is the AJY program in Heidelberg, Germany. 

“Having the opportunity to not only challenge my perceptions of the world, but also recreate the lens through which I understand the world is truly invaluable.  Study abroad is a means though which students can live this opportunity,” Papay said.