International Studies

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Garden City

Develop the global understanding you need for any career, and learn to analyze and solve complex world problems.

Why Earn Your BA in International Studies?

With a grasp of global affairs and cultural differences, you can explore a career in law, nongovernmental organizations, nonprofits, international business, finance, public administration, education, the environment or research. Become a journalist, advocate, lobbyist or media specialist.

Why Major in International Studies at Adelphi?

    Gain a global perspective through our curriculum, combining intensive foreign language and intercultural studies with courses in international business and politics.

  • Make the world your classroom by studying abroad, joining international excursions or taking advantage of our close ties with the United Nations.
  • Cultivate the hands-on experience you need for an internationally engaged career through an internship or original research.

What Can You Do with a Degree in International Studies?

Bring your grasp of global affairs to a career that requires advanced foreign language and cross-cultural skills, such as law, nongovernmental organizations and nonprofits, business, finance, public administration, education or research. You can become a journalist, advocate, lobbyist or media specialist.

Inside Look: Liberal Arts at Adelphi

100%* * Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019
of our 2019 international studies graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019

Environmental Studies Track

As a student in our international studies program, you can choose the environmental studies track. Immerse yourself in climate change policy and solutions, as well as natural science and environmental problems and solutions. Also choose electives exploring environmental geology and pathways to sustainability.

International studies majors can also enter the Scholar Teacher Education Program.

All About Global Studies

I had the opportunity to study abroad in Finland through Adelphi’s Finnish Innovation in Politics and Business program. I came back with an enriched understanding of the political and economic practices of this innovative country.

Keyshaun Scott Senior international studies major

Adelphi students during the Finnish Innovation in Politics and Business study abroad program.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Broaden your horizons through exciting opportunities that will take you beyond the classroom— whether it be a short- or long-term study abroad experience, our unique faculty-led study abroad programs, attending on-campus lectures given by global leaders, or participating in conferences and briefings at the United Nations. Study the world of business in any of six international business destinations—Finland, France, Spain, China, Brazil and the Netherlands—or study international business in nearby New York City.

Many students intern at top organizations in New York and around the country, including:

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Awards & Recognition

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