Global Studies News

We are all global citizens, with economics, society, language, media and more being shared and shifted the world over. Here you can learn more about the lives of the students, faculty and alumni who’ve dedicated their time at Temple University to the pursuit of exploring those connections through our Global Studies program. And if you have an idea for a story of your own you think we should tell, let us know! Global Studies students are challenged by the faculty to think about big-picture international issues, to experience new cultures and to learn new languages. The academic research and study produced brings new ideas that are applicable outside the classroom to make advancements on the world stage.

photo of alumni interacting with students

Senior Audrey Kutryan, a global studies and French major, shares her experience at the College of Liberal Arts’ recent Mazur Alumni Networking event. The annual event gives CLA students a guided, pressure-free opportunity to network with alumni and fellow students.

photo of Lauren Ruhnke in India

Lauren Ruhnke, CLA ’17, is currently on her second but certainly not her last trip to India. She studied abroad there as an undergrad, has returned as a grad student on a scholarship and will visit several more times to work on her dissertation.

photo of amanda morrison posed in front of international map

Senior Amanda Morrison didn’t plan on enrolling at Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. She didn’t plan on being a global studies major. And she didn’t plan on having a part-time job at a nonprofit women’s group. But each time opportunity came knocking, she answered.

Image of students, faculty and staff at the international career event

Last week, the College of Liberal Arts’ Professional Development team welcomed CLA students to a networking event that brought local employers with international reach directly to students to share details about their organizations and answer student questions.

Photo of students in air traffic control tower at philadelphia airport

During a recent trip to Philadelphia International Airport, 19 College of Liberal Arts students learned about dozens of paid internship opportunities while seeing how the government shutdown was affecting real people.

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