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International Studies

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School of Arts and Sciences

The growing impact of globalization, and the increasing interactions among global cultures and societies, provide the backdrop for the International Studies program at Doane. This is a multidisciplinary major, offering students the opportunity to take internationally-focused classes from the humanities, social sciences, and economics/business, depending on their region or topic of interest. A major in international studies provides the basis for future graduate studies in the US as well as abroad, or for careers with an international focus in a variety of fields (including business, government, education, or the non-profit sector).


International Institutions Affiliated with Doane


Fulbright Scholarships

Fulbright Scholarships are national awards given each year to American college students, teachers, and scholars to study, teach or conduct research at an international site for a full year. Doane has a longstanding tradition of Fulbright Scholars - 52 to date since the program began.  Doane scholars have studied in such countries as Spain, Germany, France, and South Korea. View a list of our Fulbright Scholars.


Travel Opportunities

As well as the required study abroad semester for foreign language majors, students have the opportunity to travel on college-sponsored trips to a variety of U.S. sites or international countries each year through Doane's Interterm (in January or May).

Recent international trips have been taken to: France, Germany, England, Africa, New Zealand, Mexico, Israel, Australia and Sweden.


Travel Scholarship

All Doane juniors and seniors are provided funds to help pay for college-sponsored trips, via Doane's unique Travel Scholarship. Many students use this scholarship to travel abroad for the first time.



Doane College has a consortium agreement with the Goethe-Institut. Doane students at the Goethe-Institut in Germany will sit for internationally recognized proficiency exams at the conclusion of their stay abroad, which enhances and supports their career plan.