International Studies

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

If you are interested in political, cultural and economic events around the world, prepare to be challenged at Hastings!

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.

Joining the Model UN Team is a great way to challenge yourself while learning about international issues. Each year our award-winning team travels to New York to work with students from all over the country and the world to effectively role-play their assigned country in high-pressure negotiations. It’s the highlight of the year for our International Studies students!

When you graduate, you’ll have completed coursework and internships that will equip you to take on the world. Hastings College 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 pursued graduate studies at Princeton and Indiana University and advised corporations and nonprofit organizations on global trends.

From Hastings to the world. You can make it happen here. Apply now!


Student Success

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