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Ellen Knuth, global studies alumna, spoke at Western Michigan University this fall about how liberal arts helped her transition from student to professional.

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Global studies alumnus stands in front of flowers outside Waldo Library

Bradley Ryktarsyk, '13

"The Global and International Studies major has let me combine courses from different disciplines across the university, giving me a broader view of the ever changing world we live in. The program has given me greater insights into the world outside our borders and has led me to be even more interested in global issues, international affairs and other cultures."
Bradley Ryktarsyk, '13

WMU student in front of mountains.

Lisa Anderson, '14

"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, '14

Alexandria White, '14

"I feel that with this degree I have been opened up to so many opportunities. I can now go around the world and teach English as a foreign language for a while, then maybe go work for an embassy, join the Peace Corps and go the non-profit route, or maybe even work in global tourism. I believe that with this major we become more globally aware in every aspect. I am more cultured, more politically observant, more religiously open-minded, more environmentally conscious and I have a more objective way of thinking all together from being allowed to have such a great spectrum of studies."
Alexandria White, '14