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:
Additional minors available in:


Global Service, Global Studies

Alia Degen



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.





Spring 2014 GRS Events:

April 23, 2014:
The 2014 Robert V. Daniels Award for Contributions to International Education honoring Prof. Dennis Mahoney, Professor of German
5:00pm, John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 325

April 28, 2014:
Dan and Carole Burack Lecture Series presents "How Hungry Mosquitoes Liberated the Americas, 1776-1898" by J.R. McNeill, Georgetown University
4-5:30pm, Billings North Lounge

May 1, 2014:
The Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society for International Studies 2014 Induction Ceremony
Thursday, May 1st, 2:00pm, John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 325

Email: marylou.shea@uvm.edu or call 802-656-1096 for more information.

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