• students trekking through the Nepalese desert

    Trekking Across the Classroom

    In the remotest regions of Nepal, students absorb a lifetime of lessons.

UVM Global and Regional Studies — promoting regional and global awareness, international development programs and exciting career opportunities.

For 45 years, UVM Global and Regional Studies (previously known as Area & International Studies) is interdisciplinary — programs encompass African studies, Asian studies, Canadian studies, European studies, Global studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies, Middle East studies, Russian and East European studies and Vermont studies.

Rather than simply providing a window through which you can observe other regions of the world, each program seeks to engage with the cultural, political, economic, environmental and social issues specific to the region. Through this program, you’ll be prepared to enter exciting careers in government, business, law, journalism or education.

Going Places

two students traveling abroad

Our students are amazing—they have gone on to pursue Fulbright Scholarships and study at top graduate programs. They have garnered cutting-edge positions in business, and rewarding humanitarian jobs. From political scientists specializing in the Middle East or Central Asia, to anthropologists working on Yoruba religion or bicycles in Colombia, faculty are excited about the questions they get to explore and the students they have the privilege to teach.

Cultural Immersion

Nearly all GRS majors participate in an academic semester or year-long study abroad program sometime between their sophomore and senior years. In addition to their academic work, many students are also actively involved in internship and service-learning programs in organizations and universities around the world. It is common to count many of these credits taken abroad toward the GRS area major or minor.

Making Connections

student presenting a slideshow of travel abroad

We bring scholars, political figures, artists, and activists to campus; strongly encourage our students to study abroad and conduct internships; and sponsor faculty-led study courses to sites around the world.