International Center For Students
Students of languages other than English should consider the advantages of a study-abroad experience
Wabash College is committed to preparing its students for leadership and service in a changing global society. As part of that commitment, the International Studies Program affords students the opportunity to improve their language proficiency and learn about Asian, Latin American or European nations in depth. Through coursework, off-campus study, and participation in an internship students in the Program may gain a coherent, well-rounded understanding of another culture. Successful completion of the Program satisfies the College requirement for an area of concentration, and it fulfills the rquirement for a minor. The Program is administered by the International Studies Committee.
International Studies Courses
The following list of courses is not intended to be exhaustive, rather illustrative of the types of courses they may be used to satisfy this requirement. One may use other courses to satisfy this requirement including freshman tutorials, special topics, or other courses of particular relevance to the planned program of study abroad. A student wishing to use a course not listed below should explain his reasons for doing so to the International Studies Committee and obtain the Committee’s approval.
- ECO 224/ PSC 324–Econ & Polit. Development
- ECO 222– Comparative Econ. Systems
- ECO 321—International Trade
- ECO 322– International Finance
- ENG 109– World Lit. in Translation
- HIS 102– World History Since 1500
- HIS 201– World History 1945 to present
- MUS 102– World Music
- PSC 122– Introduction to Comparative Politics
- PSC 242– Introduction to International Politics
- PSC 327– Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
- PSC 348—International Organizations
- PSY 211– Cross-Cultural Psychology
Courses with a European Focus:
- ART 207– Renaissance and Baroque
- ART 208– 19th Century Art
- ART 209– 20th Century Art
- ECO 214– Econ History Topics: Europe
- ECO 278– European Union Economics•
- HIS 222– Early Modern Europe
- HIS 131– 19th Century Europe
- HIS 132–20th Century Europe
- HIS 233–Europe, 1918-1945
- MUS 211– Music in Middle Ages, Renaissance & Baroque Eras
- MUS 212– Classical & Romantic Music
- MUS 213– Music Since 1900
- PHI 142–Modern Philosophy
- PHI 142–Existentialism
- PHI 345– 20th C. Continental Philosophy
- PSC 322–Politics of the European Union
- REL 172–Christianity in the Modern Era
- THE 214–Modern European Theater & Drama
Courses with a Latin American Focus:
- ECO 277 – Latin American Economics
- HIS 250/252 – Latin American History
- HIS 350 – Adv. Top. in Lat. Am. History
- PSC 325 – Politics of Latin American & the Caribbean Basin
- PSC 278 – Ethnicity, Race, & Politics
- Plus intermediate or advanced courses in the Modern Language Department emphasizing Latin American languages and literatures. These courses must be in addition to those needed to meet program proficiency requirement
Students participating in the IS program are strongly encouraged to do an overseas internship as part of their off-campus experience. Past IS student interns have worked for NGOs, international organizations as well as political parties, and for private companies. Examples of placements included Amnesty International in Spain, the United Nations in Vienna, the Social Democratic Party, Siemens, and the International Herald Tribune in Germany.
Further information about Wabash College graduation requirements, off-campus study, travel, passports, visas, internships, and the entire on-line application may be found at
Here is an Overview of what you must do to study off-campus.
PRIMARY Deadline: November 18th, Friday:
- Online application created.
- Select program.
- Select two faculty recommenders.
- Complete course approvals.
- Complete Graduation Plan with Advisor/Chair Approval Form.
December 2nd, Friday 4:00 PM:
- Complete essay.
- Submit entire application.
SPECIAL OCS FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES:
Kenneth Rudolph Award for summer study in Europe
Givens Award for the study of Western Art in Europe
Both of the above awards are competitive, and require prior approval of the student's application to study off-campus. Please contact Amy Weir in the International Studies Office for details regarding both awards and the application procedures.
STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Please discuss with Amy Weir and contact Mobility International.