About the Program

Because of its interdisciplinary nature, the International Studies major links the economic, political, social and environmental factors involved in contemporary international relations in the complex modern world with study of a foreign language.

International Studies students will grasp an understanding of:

  • The significance of culture, history and values in the diverse nations of the world
  • The process of diplomacy
  • Functions of international business
  • The ways in which nations relate to and interact with each other
  • Global issues such as the environment, pollution, trade and social/economic development

International Studies at UW Oshkosh provides students the ability to match their educational goals with their career aspirations through the multiple options sponsored by the program; such as the various emphases, course selection and the university’s very own Model United Nations organization.

In Memoriam: Dr. Kenneth Grieb

Dr. Kenneth Grieb, age 79, died peacefully Friday, July 13, 2018, at his home. With more than 50 years of work at the University, Grieb touched countless lives with his teaching, wisdom and humor. In the classroom and through his work with the UW Oshkosh Model United Nations organization, Grieb built the foundational blocks for students and alumni who work around the world. In 1968, he began serving as the international studies coordinator and faculty adviser for the award winning UW Oshkosh Model UN team, and his presence will be greatly missed.


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