Welcome to Global Studies

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International Experiences: Explore past students' places of study

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Student Spotlight

News & Announcements

Bastian & Thulin study abroad scholarships for fall 2015 & AY 2015-2016 due March 13

Posted on Mon, 16 Feb 2015

The Catherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Scholarship fund was established to increase students' awareness of and involvement in international activities. The LAS Global Studies Thulin Scholarship Fund supports the pursuit of academically-grounded field work experiences abroad, including internships, research, and service learning opportunities, amo...

Interested in a Global Studies Major or Minor?

Posted on Thu, 12 Feb 2015

Attend an info session in spring 2015! Learn about how to become a major or minor. Click here for dates and times!

Certificate in International Development Studies: Info Sessions & Courses for Spring 2015

Posted on Mon, 05 Jan 2015

Open to all majors across campus, LAS Global Studies has launched a new Certificate in International Development Studies! Students interested in the Certificate are strongly encouraged to sign up for the core course GLBL 250: Development which is being offered in Spring 2015. Click here to find out the schedule of upcoming information session...

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News & Announcements

Student & Affiliated Faculty Profiles


Morgan H.

Class of 2015
Major: Global Studies
Language: Portuguese
Thematic Area: Cultures in Contact
Area Focus: West Africa
Study Abroad Program: Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID) in Dakar, Senegal
Distinction Project: The Effects of Successful Democracy on the Proliferation of Ethnic Conflict in West Africa: A Case Study of Mali and Senegal

“I have always had a strong interest in international affairs, particularly those pertaining to…”


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..."


Jane M.

Class of 2015
Double Major: Global Studies & Spanish
Language: Spanish
Thematic Area: Global Health
Area Focus: Western Europe
Study Abroad Program: SAO Exchange: Spanish Studies in Granada
Distinction Project: Culturally Competent Health Care in Sweden and Minnesota Regarding Female Genital Cutting  


“Since I want to go to graduate school for public health…”

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