The Department of International Studies offers courses in the areas of international relations, comparative politics, foreign policy, security studies, ecopolitics, and political economy. The department provides unique opportunities for students, including undergraduate research opportunities, student simulations such as Model United Nations, a student-published journal, study-abroad opportunities, as well as a variety of local, national, and international internships. The faculty, staff, and students of the Department of International Studies invite you to learn more about our courses, programs, activities, and – most importantly – our people. Follow the links on this website to discover how our current and former students embody our Department’s motto: “Expand your mind; change the world!”
Read More: A Message from the Department of International Studies
Read student reflections on their experiences while on the European Maymester in Greece.
Learn about opportunities, including travel, organizations, awards, and scholarships, for IS students.
Hear from IS students in their own words about their study abroad experiences.
The Mertie W. Buckman International Internship Program provides the opportunity for IS majors to broaden global understanding through living and working abroad during the summer months.
Modus Vivendi is the peer-reviewed student journal of international studies at Rhodes College.
In Model United Nations, students engage in rigorous debates on relevant topics of international importance, and seek to find common diplomatic ground.
The Theta chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, the International Studies Honor Society, promotes and rewards scholarship among undergraduate students of international studies.
The IS Department hosts an annual lecture series titled “Challenges in World Politics.”