International and Global Studies Program (IGS)

Welcome to International and Global Studies
at the University of Michigan-Flint!

The International and Global Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that aims to provide students with a framework for focusing on international relations and global trends. The Program has grown out of the conviction that International and Global Studies merits its own focus. The purpose of the Program is to enable students to gain a global perspective of human events and behavior; to appreciate the cultural diversity of the World; to discern global patterns and processes and to understand their impact on particular regions. Students can major in one of the existing fields (e.g., history, management, or nursing) with a minor in International and Global Studies.

The Program’s courses are intended to provide students with a global perspective at three levels: chronological, spatial, and thematic. The Program is enriched by study abroad courses and by the opportunity for students to study at the Japan Center for Michigan Universities located in Hikone, Japan. Students will earn University of Michigan-Flint credits by participating in University of Michigan-Flint sponsored study abroad courses. The Program is enhanced further by co-sponsoring events with the International Center, International Student Organization, and by a variety of extracurricular activities, including lecture and film series.

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Maureen Tippen

21 Years of International Nursing

My City magazine covers Maureen Tippen's 21 years of trips to the Dominican Republic and Cambodia. Learn more about why she continues to travel with students in the full article.