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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

International Engagement

​CSBS has a long and deep commitment to international studies that cuts across the areas of teaching, research and service. The departments of CSBS, with their focus on individual, social and cultural behaviors, have integrated international studies into everything we do. We believe that knowledge and appreciation of the social, cultural, political and economic inter-connectedness of peoples, is an important part of what it means to be an educated person in the 21st century.

Study Abroad

Studying abroad can enrich a student’s education and better prepare graduates for an increasingly globalized society and economy. CSBS provides financial support through its Dean's Fund for Excellence to students in the college who wish to study abroad. Students majoring in CSBS programs are eligible to apply.

For more information and to apply, please visit and review our
Study Abroad Funding Application.


For information on campus-wide international programs and study abroad opportunities, visit the Office of International Programs. Focus your program of study with a major (or complimentary second major!) in Global Studies or minor in International Affairs.

Short Term Programs

Many CSBS departments offer opportunities for students to study, work or conduct research abroad without a full semester commitment.

Capstone 3123 - Greece: From the "Cradle of Democracy" to Today
A three-week, summer study-abroad and experiential learning course in Greece that allows students to experience Greece and its diverse cultural heritages from the perspectives of geography, history, religion, material culture (i.e., visits to archaeological sites, museums, monuments, churches, etc.) and contemporary Greeks. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

Capstone 3125 - Globalization, Cultural Pluralism and International Security Experience some of the unique elements of Brazilian culture in Rio de Janeiro. Students will explore part of the Atlantic rainforest in Tijuca National Park, with its beauty and grandeur where they will likely see tropical birds, insects and monkeys. They will also see gross inequality in Rio de Janeiro and work with children from the poor communities. As the program leads students through these experiences, they will be challenged to think about the positive and negative interactions between globalization, culture and security.

COUN 6256: Multicultural Counseling
The Multicultural Counseling course in Guatemala is designed for graduate students in counseling, psychology, social work and education that have busy lives and cannot afford to be out of the U.S. for more than a couple of weeks. This course gives you the opportunity to explore the millenary Mayan culture of Guatemala. Students will have the opportunity to learn basic Spanish concepts from a cultural and psychological standpoint to be applied during some immersion exercises as well as International Service Learning activities in the form of workshops for local students, teachers, and human service providers.