International Studies students are curious global citizens who want to make their mark on the world. The major program provides them with the tools and guidance to focus their interests and accomplish their goals. We prepare CSULB graduates for good jobs in fields like non-profit work, international development, international affairs, international trade and business, education, and law.
International Studies helps students develop strong analytical abilities while teaching them how to integrate a wide variety of disciplinary methods, language competencies, and cross-cultural understandings into the study of global issues. Advisors work closely with students to help guide them in a way that is sensitive to their personal constraints (economic, family, visa, AB540), while also pushing students to their maximum potential. As a result, IST graduates have success in graduate school admissions and enter the workforce with skill sets that employers value.
International Studies faculty are dedicated to protecting all students and promoting the diversity, pluralism, and inclusiveness of our campus. To this end, International Studies is committed to providing a Safe Space for students in need.
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Statement of Support and Unity From The CSULB International Studies Faculty
June 1, 2020
The International Studies Faculty stands together with their students who are against white supremacy. We decry the regular and repeated instances of police officers and their affiliates perpetrating violence and murder against black and brown people. We stand against a society that denies black and brown people the same levels of safety, economic and educational opportunities, health and healthcare, housing, and services as white people. We offer solidarity to the protestors who are rising up against centuries of trauma and oppression. We voice with them our condemnation of the ongoing brutality–both overt and subtle–and we call for an end to the system that makes it possible. We state unequivocally that black and brown lives do matter and must be made to matter to those that disregard and disrespect them. To our students, we urge you to be safe and thoughtful as you express yourselves. We are so proud of you. You inspire us every day with your work to right the wrongs of this world. You have our deepest respect.