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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. Learn more about GRS.

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Professor William Mierse


Bill Mierse, Recipient of the 2015 Robert Daniels Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education

Bill Mierse is an art historian, with an official secondary appointment in the Department of Classics.He arrived at UVM in 1988 and was promoted to full professor in 2004. Through his scholarship, teaching and service over the last 30 years, Bill has made important contributions to international studies here at UVM. His courses ...

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