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Increasingly, employers are looking for international experience. If you're interested in gaining an edge, the global and international studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University may be the right major for you.

Globalization is leading to greater interconnectedness through economics, technology, communication and society. No wonder it affects all of us. Regardless of where you live, or the subject that you choose to study, globalization will involve you, too.

Even if you choose to remain in the southwest Michigan region, you will be a part of international activities. The process of globalization is so vast that every academic discipline is involved and has a role to play.

Be sure you are prepared to take advantage of the opportunities unfolding before you in our fast-moving world. How? Focus your undergraduate study on global and international issues.

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Lisa Anderson
Major: global and international studies
Status: senior

"Coming from urban Detroit I wanted to absorb all walks of life that lived beyond the backyard of my nest, so while at Western I studied abroad in Italy and took Arabic. I am proud to say that the global and international studies program has given me more than a degree; the knowledge that I obtained will help me change the world."

Lisa Anderson, global and international studies major