International Studies

International Studies combines the frameworks of language, history, literature, politics, social, cultural, and artistic studies to explore human communities across the globe.

Students gain communication, critical reasoning, cultural, and analytic skills to thrive in our complex world.

They continue to careers in education, business, diplomacy, area and international non-profit organizations, translation and cross-cultural communication, as well as to graduate-level study in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.

Evergreen's unique study abroad programs immerse participants in the history, culture, language, environmental, and socio-political contexts of a nation or region, often culminating in a three-to-ten week travel abroad experience where students and faculty journey together to study onsite in places such as the northwest coast of Ireland, France, Greece, Peru, China, and Nicaragua.

Other travel opportunities for students include student-developed learning contracts whereby students travel independently or in groups with faculty support and guidance. Students can also participate in consortium study abroad programs hosted by institutions around the world or engage in community-based work with local organizations serving immigrant and refugee communities.

Areas of focus include:

  • Latin American Studies
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Irish Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Mediterranean Studies, including Italy and Greece
  • Middle East Studies
  • South-East Asia Studies
Faculty Associated With This Field
Title Expertise
Chowdhury, Savvina feminist economics
Davis, Stacey European history
Diamant, Hirsh visual arts, Chinese studies, human development
Eamon, Kathleen aesthetics and philosophy, critical theory, psychoanalysis
Grossman, Zoltan geography, Native American studies
Joshi, Shangrila climate justice, climate policy and politics, political ecology, environment and development
Niva, Steven international politics, political science, Middle East studies
Saliba, Therese international feminism, Middle East studies, English
Williams, Sean ethnomusicology
Selected Programs 2022-23
Title Class Standing Credits
Borders, Walls and Refugees in the Age of Climate Change
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Chinese - First Year I
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Chinese - First Year II
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Chinese - First Year III
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Climate Justice
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Ireland in History and Memory
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Japanese - First Year I
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Japanese - First Year II
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Japanese - First Year III
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Japanese - Second Year I
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4