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.
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.
An Academic Cocktail
Samuél Lopez-Barrantes ’10 moved to Paris shortly after graduation and offered this report from the banks of the Seine: “I am sitting in a small apartment overlooking the rooftops, writing away in the Parisian twilight. I have been living in France for the past two years, teaching English and writing a novel. I am convinced that if it weren’t for UVM’s European studies program, I never would have been able to live out this fairy tale.When I realized that I could have an academic cocktail of everything that made me tick, I immediately knew that European studies was a perfect fit.” Lopez-Barrantes has since published his first novel Slim and The Beast.