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  • Strategic Areas Certificate Sees Success in Debut Year
    Strategic Areas Certificate Sees Success in Debut Year

    The inaugural year of the Strategic Areas Certificate Program has realized early success for UST students and the University. As a result of the effort to promote East Asia studies and languages, enrollment in Chinese and Japanese languages has tripled in enrollment over the 2013-15 academic years.

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  • Ambassador Pickering Delivers 2015 Distinguished Diplomat Lecture
    Ambassador Pickering Delivers 2015 Distinguished Diplomat Lecture

    Six-time U.S.  Ambassador and former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering will deliver the 2015 Distinguished Diplomat Lecture titled, “Challenges Facing U.S. Foreign Policy to 2016” on March 19.  

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  • UST Announces New Strategic Areas Certificate Program
    UST Announces Strategic Areas Certificate Program

    The US government has identified East Asia, North Africa-Middle East and Russia as emerging areas of strategic priority in diplomacy, commerce and security. To give students more options to study these regions, the School of Arts & Sciences has announced the creation of the new Strategic Areas Certificate Program, or SACP.

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  • Alumna’s Translation Co. Earns HBJ Honors
    Alumna’s Translation Co. Earns HBJ Honors

    Flor Dimassi is a 1992 international studies graduate and founder of a company recognized by the Houston Business Journal as one of the city’s fastest growing woman-owned businesses. 

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  • Sindelar Weaves Foreign Service in Middle East Class
    Sindelar Weaves Foreign Service in Middle East Class

    As a retired U.S. foreign service officer, Richard Sindelar wants his international studies students to gain the practical training they need to be prepared for diplomacy or business, not just the theory.

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Internships

Internships  

Through the network of International Studies faculty and alumni, Center for International Studies students have access to numerous internship opportunities.

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Distinguished Diplomat

Distinguished Diplomat  

A lecture series to promote and deepen understanding of the U.S. Foreign Service and the profound skills Foreign Service Officers bring to the art of diplomacy.

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Support the Center  

The Center for International Studies is Houston’s oldest degree-granting center of international higher learning. There are many opportunities to support the Center.

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International Studies Degree Programs
International Studies Major
Explore how the human family is connected through an interdisciplinary major that combines the study of culture, economics, politics and international relations. Students develop skills in language, critical and analytical thinking, written and oral communication and cross-cultural communications. Read more...
 
International Development Major
The international development major seeks to integrate economic, social and political activities. Combined with courses in finance, economics and accounting from the Cameron School of Business, students identify common themes of importance to human development. Read more …
 
International Business
The International Business degree program is a joint collaboration between the Cameron School of Business and the Center for International Studies to educate technically skilled and ethical future leaders of global commerce. Read more...
 
International Studies Minor
In this modern, interconnected world, students majoring in other fields can benefit from an international perspective. A minor will complement other majors by providing insight into foreign political, social and economic systems and heighten cross-cultural communication skills. Read more …
 
Joint Major
Joint majors are available that integrate International Studies requirements with those of Catholic studies, communication, political science, romance languages and Spanish. Read more …



News at the Center
Strategic Areas Certificate Sees Success in Debut Year
The inaugural year of the Strategic Areas Certificate Program has realized early success for UST students and the University. The effort to promote East Asia studies and languages has tripled enrollment in Chinese and Japanese language courses over the prior 2013-15 academic year.

Vo takes first place at Chinese Speech Competition
Claudia Lopez, Rebecca Skaff and Stephanie Tam Vo competed in the 22nd annual Global Federation of Chinese Business Woman Chinese Speech Contest on April 18.

Ambassador Pickering Delivers 2015 Distinguished Diplomat Lecture
Six-time U.S.  Ambassador and former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering will deliver the 2015 Distinguished Diplomat Lecture titled, “Challenges Facing U.S. Foreign Policy to 2016.”

Center for International Studies Center for International Studies
Center for International Studies
Established in 1981, the Center for International Studies is Houston's oldest degree-granting center of international higher learning. International Studies prepares students for careers in international business, law, politics and public service. In addition, the Center promotes understanding of international relations, cultural differences and the benefits that come from cooperation within the human family.
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