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The Mission of International Studies & Languages

The mission of the International Studies & Languages Division is to introduce students to other cultures, languages, and ways of understanding the world so that they will interact and serve effectively, guided by God's call to justice and mercy.

International Studies & Languages, comprised of International Studies, Modern Languages, and Asian Studies, constructs it curricula around the following objectives:

  • Provide undergraduates with the technical skills, conceptual ability, and cultural sensitivity to understand, appreciate, and interact effectively with communities both inside and outside American society.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical implications of cross-cultural and international issues.

  • Prepare students for careers in international affairs with government, business, not-for-profit organizations, and teaching, either upon graduation or after graduate school.