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. Information sessions for Fall 2015 have been announced! Click to view days 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 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 is now available!! September 15, 2015 (Tuesday) at 2pm October 1...

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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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