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International Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Eckerd provides an excellent environment in which to pursue a major in International Studies. Our college offers a wide range of courses with an international or regional focus, a faculty with broad international experience and expertise, and a student body that historically includes students from 35 countries.

International Studies is an interdisciplinary major with a strong cross-cultural focus that prepares students for careers or graduate study in the global arena. International Studies majors design their own integrated program anchored in one core discipline and one modern language and focused on a country or region where they study for a semester. Students majoring in International Studies affiliate with the Comparative Cultures Collegium and will be associates of faculty belonging to that Collegium.

A committee of three faculty members works with each student to select courses, to plan the international experience, and to supervise the senior project or thesis. One of the members of this committee is the International Studies discipline coordinator.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Communication
  • Creative Writing
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • Human Development
  • International Business
  • Literature/Comparative Literature
  • Management
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Religious Studies
  • Theater

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Common Application or Eckerd College Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official Test Scores (SAT or ACT): SAT code: 5223/ ACT code: 0731
  • Official High School Transcript and/or G.E.D. results
  • Admission Recommendation Letter
  • Personal Essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42428 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42428 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 1132 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Financial aid and scholarships are available through an ambitious financial aid program that benefits about 96% of Eckerd students. Approximately $43 million in financial aid was awarded last year. Assistance packages may include a combination of scholarships, grants, work aid, and loans. The average award last year from all sources was $26,000 and the range was from $1,000 to $42,000.

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