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International Studies, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

The world is shrinking and those who understand and embrace its diversity of cultures can have unlimited opportunities to work in the U.S. or abroad. The International Studies program offered by Western New England University fosters understanding of world societies and global issues from many different disciplinary perspectives. Students in the major learn to understand and communicate with diverse communities at home and abroad, a foundation of work and life in the twenty-first century.

International Studies will help you to expand your knowledge of, and critical thinking about, global issues and international context. These websites provide insight into where this major can take you:

  • Center for International Education and Exchange (CIEE)
  • International Organization Careers
  • International Studies Association
  • Peace Corps
  • USAID
  • U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • U.S. Department of State – Career Opportunities
  • U.S. Department of State – Pathways Internship Program
  • Virtual Student Foreign Service e-Internship

Career Opportunities

The major opens a wide variety of career paths, ranging from public service, diplomacy, management, and communications to the arts, community service, entrepreneurship, healthcare support, and teaching. It prepares you for a variety of graduate programs, including those in international affairs, law, business, and public policy. The major also encourages studying, volunteering, and interning abroad to sharpen students' critical thinking and communication skills, which most employers consider fundamental in the twenty-first century economy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Western New England University has a "rolling" admissions policy, not a set admission deadline, which gives students greater flexibility in applying.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    60 credit hours alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

International Studies offers introductory, intermediate, and advanced study of international and regional issues, including cultural diversity and norms, world history, geography of developed and developing societies, international relations, global economy, environmental concerns, conflict and war, human rights violations and solutions, and the expectations of global citizenship. The major helps students meet the challenges of communication in the global economy by requiring at least twelve credits of foreign language(s).

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Forward official secondary school transcript(s) accompanied by an English translation of the document(s) as well as an official transcript of the in-progress grades when available.
  • Submit an Affidavit of Support form.
  • Submit an official letter from your bank (on the bank's stationery) declaring that the financial sponsor has sufficient funding to support the student's education at Western New England University. 
  • Provide a recommendation from a guidance counselor or teacher. 
  • SAT - Criticial reading score of a 450 on the old SAT
  • ACT - Verbal score of 18

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    34338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34338 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34338 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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*12-18 credit hours per term.

Living costs for Springfield

  • 1020 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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