Alum mentoring UVM student

Our programs provide a strong liberal arts education enhanced by significant cross-cultural and linguistic competence, skills that serve our graduates well in a wide variety of careers. Students who major in Global Studies learn to see complex connections through systemic and holistic thinking.

Global Studies graduates have gone on to pursue advanced degrees and successful careers in fields including international business and consulting; international non-profit organizations specializing in issues like environment; health, population, and food; the foreign service and other government agencies; policy analysis; research; print and broadcast journalism; the Peace Corps and other international development organizations; higher education; and social activism throughout the U.S. and the world. 

Because of the broad interdisciplinary focus of the College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate program, global studies majors are equipped with a broad range of transferable skills, enabling them to succeed in any profession.

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    Isabel McGregor '22

    Isabel McGregor graduated in Spring 2022 with a BA in Global Studies, minoring in Religion and History. While at UVM, she focused on migration and refugee studies, concentrating on Africa and the Middle East. She studied abroad in Spring 2020, living in Rabat, Morocco. She was involved in various aspects of UVM life, including working as Global Studies Communications Intern. Through her well-maintained relationships with UVM faculty, particularly with Pablo Bose, the head of the Global and Regional Studies Program, Isabel has continued her involvement with UVM as an alum. In a recent interview with current Global Studies Communication Intern Audrey Ashdown, Isabel reflects on her time at UVM with advice for current students, experiences in post-grad life, and her next steps. Read the full interview here.

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Alumni Career Fields

  • Foreign Service/State Department
  • Journalism
  • Education
  • Filmmaking, podcasting and cultural production
  • Non-profit and NGO sector
  • Advocacy work
  • Policy consultants
  • International Business
  • Entrepreneurialism
  • Law
  • International Development