International Studies Program

What is International Studies?

As our world has experienced tremendous interconnectedness, it is becoming necessary that students of the 21st century acquire a strong global perspective. With the influx of electronic communication, information is now available instantaneously to students and global leaders. Because of this rapid globalization, study abroad and second language fluency are vital to any globally conscious business and organization. The International Studies program at Bowling Green State University offers diverse opportunities for language study and education abroad to help students gain unique insight into our global community. At BGSU, students can expect a well-rounded undergraduate experience in the International Studies Program with classes that challenge students to think critically in a global and practical context.

International Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to international and global connections. The major acquaints students with approaches from the humanities (history, communication), social sciences (economics, political science), and natural sciences (geography). The student’s individual program may focus on a world region (Africa, Europe), a particular issue or discipline (environment, sociology), or a future career goal (government, business administration). All IS majors continue foreign language at least through the third-year college level. You may continue with your high school language, or you may decide to “start over” with a language not usually offered at the high school level, such as Japanese or Russian. We encourage all majors to spend a year or a semester abroad; shorter programs are also available.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Beatrice Guenther, Interim Director
419-372-8069  bguenth@bgsu.edu

Tracy Susko, Senior Secretary
419-372-7814  tsusko@bgsu.edu

Part-time International Studies Teaching Positions
The International Studies Program at Bowling Green State University seeks applicants for possible part-time teaching positions in introductory International Studies courses for Academic Year 2015-16.
Minimum Qualifications: 1) M.A. degree in international studies or cognate field; 2) evidence of successful teaching in international studies or cognate field at the collegiate level is preferred.

Submit application materials to: Beatrice Guenther, Director, International Studies Program, Shatzel Hall 131, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403. Complete application file should include: 1) letter of application; 2) full curriculum vita; 3) two current original letters of reference; 4) official transcripts indicating highest degree.
Finalists are also required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to offer of employment.
Unless they request otherwise, qualified applicants will also be considered for future part-time employment opportunities that may arise.

Applications deadline: Postmarked by July 5, 2016.
Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

BGSU International Studies Program receives distinction as being one of the top research journal universities.

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