• Enzo Pinga '11

    Enzo Pinga '11 co-founds urban agriculture company in home country.

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    From left to right: Katie Miller '14, Alyssa MacNeill '14, Mary Buchanan (Rice University), and Melanie Meisenheimer '14 at Chateau de Villandry in France.

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    Maura Magistrali '14 and Melanie Meisenheimer '14 visiting the traditional chief of Batoufam in Cameroon

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    Globalization Studies students in the classroom

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    Globalization Studies students at Athgo Conference 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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    Globalization Studies Class of 2014 with faculty

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    Globalization Studies department faculty & staff

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.

Alumni profile: Kavya Kumar ’13 works abroad

Kavya Kumar '13Academic 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.

Student Profile

60 Seconds with Kate White

Kate White '13 discusses her Globalization Studies major.