Global and Regional Studies
Become a part of today's expanding global domain
For 45 years, UVM's Global and Regional Studies Program (previously known as Area & International Studies) has promoted regional and global awareness, international development programs, and exciting career opportunities.
Global and Regional Studies is an interdisciplinary program that encompasses 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 students can observe other regions of the world, the individual GRS programs seek to engage actively with those regions and their cultural, political, economic, environmental, and social issues. As such, graduates of our programs are prepared to enter exciting careers in government, business, law, journalism, or education.
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Five majors, nine minors
Under the umbrella of the Global and Regional Studies Program, students can choose from nine areas of study. Each GRS major comprises a broad range of essential courses in political science, economics, business, history, literature, foreign language, art, geography, anthropology, and religion. Graduates of our programs are well rounded and great candidates for careers in government, business, law, journalism, foreign service or education. Learn about career paths in GRS.
GRS offers majors and minors in the following five academic areas:
- Asian Studies
- European Studies
- Global Studies
- Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- Russian and East European Studies
Additional minors available in:
Global Service, Global Studies
First year Global Studies major Alia Degen wins Toms' "Ticket to Give" contest to personally deliver shoes to impoverished children this fall. California-based Toms Shoes donates a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair that is purchased.
Global Studies affiliated faculty member and Professor of Anthropology Jonah Steinberg wins the 2013 Book Award in Citizenship Studies for his book "Isam'ili Modern: Globalization and Identity in a Muslim Community." See video of Prof. Steinberg's acceptance speech at Wayne State University...
Spring 2014 GRS Events:
April 3, 2014:
Middle East Studies and the Department of Political Science present a panel discussion on the Arab Spring. Prof. Gregory Gause, Middle East expert, will moderate. 3:00pm, Livak Ballroom, UVM Davis Center.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-656-1096 for more information.