Welcome to Global Studies

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International Experiences: Explore past students' places of study

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Student Spotlight

News & Announcements

Leah Matchett is awarded the Marshall Scholarship!

Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2015

Congratulations to Leah Matchett, Global Studies major, on being awarded the Marshall Scholarship!  Click to read about Leah and this amazing opportunity.

Follow one of our Global Studies students as she studies abroad!

Posted on Fri, 06 Nov 2015

Jane is a Global Studies major and she is currently studying abroad in Senegal.  Click here to check out her blog about her adventures!

Global Studies Recommended Course List for Spring 2016 is available!

Posted on Tue, 03 Nov 2015

The Spring 2016 recommended course list is now available. Click for more details.

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News & Announcements

Student & Affiliated Faculty Profiles


Hilary A.

Hilary A. (Class of 2016)
Major: Global Studies
Language: Portuguese
Thematic Area: Human Rights
Area Focus: Latin America
Study Abroad Program: SAO: Exchange: Pontifical Universidade Catolica in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

“Thanks to Rotary International, the guest bedroom in my childhood home was always occupied by…”


Renee K.

Class of 2017
Major: Global Studies
Minor: The Study of the Islamic World
Minor: Political Science
Language: Persian (Farsi)
Thematic Area: Human Rights
Area Focus: Middle East
Study Abroad Program: SAO: Exchange with Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey


“Choosing Global Studies as my major was one of the best…”


Professor Brian Dill

Department: Sociology
Specializations/Research Interests: Development, Political Sociology, Globalization, Sustainability, Renewable Energy
Education: PhD., University of Minnesota

"It has been my good fortune to be involved with Global Studies since coming to Illinois in 2007. I firmly believe that it does more than any other undergraduate major on campus to prepare..."

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