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Earlham students pursue International Studies because what it means to be “international” is complex and raises profound challenges for policy and practice.

More than half of our majors are international students, a reality that enriches classroom conversations about issues of global import.

The International Studies program has recently developed a new set of major requirements that incorporate classes in Language, Politics, Economics and History as well as an integrated off-campus study program.

Students in the "Introduction to Diplomacy" course last fall prepared for, and participate in, a college-level Model United Nations competition. They also hosted a popular, regional Model UN for high school students in January 2016.


According to NerdScholar, Earlham’s International Studies program is one of the top five in the country. At Earlham International Studies is not only a popular major, it is also a way of life on campus.

International Studies majors have been frequent recipients of Davis Peace Prize Awards, grants of $10,000 each to fund summer projects related to peacemaking.

Earlham’s International Studies alumni get into their top choice graduate programs and serve in prestigious international civil service and diplomatic positions around the world.

Six Earlham graduates conducted research around the world with prestigious Fulbright grants during the 2014-2015 academic year.