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 Scholarships for Fall 2016 & AY 2016-2017 Due March 11th

Posted on Thu, 04 Feb 2016

Applications are now being accepted for the Bastian and Thulin scholarships offered to Global Studies majors. All applications are due by 4:30pm on March 11th to Valerie Paceley in the Global Studies office.

Apply to be a Global Studies Leader!

Posted on Fri, 15 Jan 2016

All Global Studies majors who will be a junior or senior during the 2016-2017 academic year are invited to apply. Applications are due at 5:00 PM on Friday, February 22, 2016.

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.

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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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