Welcome to Global Studies

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International Experiences: Explore past students' places of study

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Student Spotlight

News & Announcements

Interested in a Global Studies Major or Minor?

Posted on Thu, 12 Feb 2015

Attend an info session in fall 2015! Learn about how to become a major or minor. Dates and times to be announced in mid-August 2015.

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 now offers a Certificate in International Development Studies! Students interested in the Certificate are strongly encouraged to sign up for the core course GLBL 250: Development. A schedule of upcoming information sessions to learn about the certificate will be released beginning in mid-Au...

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News & Announcements

Student & Affiliated Faculty Profiles


Morgan H.

Class of 2015
Major: Global Studies
Language: French & Wolof
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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