IA

International Affairs Program

International Affairs (IA) is a dual major program that offers students an opportunity to understand the factors and forces that have shaped the contemporary world. The program covers all facets of international relations.

International Affairs is offered only as a dual major.

Find out more about the major and meet our faculty.

Alumni profile: Jennifer Maholchic ’13 works abroad

Jennie Maholchic

Academic Focus: International Affairs and French double major; Spanish minor

Study Abroad: Paris, France through IES Abroad in Fall 2011

Current Job: Activities Assistant for the IES Paris program

“Through my study abroad experience and my extensive work with the Admissions Office as a student, I was drawn to working in higher education administration, particularly in International Admissions or in study abroad,” Maholchic said.

“Certain aspects about my Gettysburg experience helped me prepare for life after graduation, such as understanding the power of person-to-person contact, knowing that discussions with and listening to others are two of the most important skills to master,” Maholchic said.


John W. Nelson '13 receives Harlowe Hardinge Award

John Nelson John W. Nelson '13, a History and International Affairs major from Big Prairie, Ohio, recently received the Harlowe Hardinge Award for excellence in Early American History.  John, pictured here receiving the award from History Department chair Professor Timothy Shannon, was a student in Fall 2012 in History 342: Revolutionary America.  In addition to a cash grant to be used toward his education, John received a copy of Fred Anderson's Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766.  John plans on pursuing a PhD for early American and Borderlands history.
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