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What Can I do with an International Studies Degree?

International Studies is a degree that offers an ample field of study covering many disciplines. This degree opens the doors to many opportunities from classroom participation to exchange programs, internships, and jobs abroad. Many of our students have taken advantage of these opportunities and these have allowed them to become well acquainted with the international arena.  

Furthermore, having an International Studies degree allows students to become highly marketable and competitive in the business sector, non-profit organizations, or the national government.

With an International Studies degree you can do many different things. The list of places where you can go is endless...

With an International Studies degree you can do many different things. The list of places where you can go is endless...

The job market of the future is tied indissolubly to an education that includes knowledge of different cultures and languages. We no longer live in isolation, and dependency upon the American market for success in business is a formula for limited growth. The concerns of employers, from businesses to government agencies, are focused on international relations and global markets, and the training that they are looking for, aside from specific skills relating to a particular field, are understanding of foreign cultures and languages.

The careers that the degrees in International Studies at Texas State prepare an individual for include foreign service, international salesperson, homeland security, immigration and customs, international intelligence analysts, international news reporting, international management, transportation specialists, export businesses, international communications, armed forces, humanitarian and refugee assistance, and many other exciting jobs.

 

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pdf iconInternational Studies-Career Guide(PDF, 225.0 KB)

This guide allows students to explore the different career options within and outside the country.