International Studies | Hastings College

International Studies

Internatoinal studies major at Hastings College in Nebraska
Why Major in International Studies?

As a Hastings College International Studies graduate, you’ll have completed coursework and internships that will equip you to take on the world. International Studies alumni have earned Fulbright Fellowships to teach in Romania, Malaysia and Bulgaria. Several secured jobs with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other federal government agencies, while others have pursued graduate studies at Princeton and Indiana University, and advised corporations and nonprofit organizations on global trends.

Study Abroad

This interdisciplinary major engages you in debates about issues near and far, pushes you to build your foreign language skills and requires you to study abroad. You can focus on International Political Economy or International Relations. Many International Studies majors also add courses in European or Latin American history, or other area studies courses while studying abroad.

Go further with a Hastings education

Most Hastings College students complete their degree in four years, and our four-year guarantee is here to back it up. This means you’ll work closely with your advisor to chart a course in your major. Study abroad, do a service project or lead a club—there’s time, support and a plan for everything.

Create your future

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals.

Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential.

Graduate with experience

Along your path. you'll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It's an experience that's true to Hastings College, and you won't find it anywhere else.

Get involved beyond the International Studies classroom

  • Alpha Chi (Academic Honor Society)
  • Model UN

In addition to Alpha Chi and Model UN, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.

Find scholarships for international studies majors

Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. Plus, we offer talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics.

First employers for recent graduates

  • Nebraska Attorney General’s Office
  • U.S. Navy
  • The Willa Cather Foundation
  • Colorado Republican Party
  • Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska

Success in International Studies

As the managing director of the Ethiopian Community Development Council’s African Community Center (ACC) in Denver, Colorado, Melissa Theesen works every day to make sure refugees are welcomed in their new country. more
Kallan Picha is a Hastings College alumna working in academia to connect students with opportunities overseas. more
Thanks to an exchange program and supporting grants, Ian A. Tuttle had an opportunity to spend his junior year in Russia at Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University (Pyatigorsk is a city in the North Caucasus region). Ian, majoring in international... more