International studies professors at Miami all have a regional focus — an area of the world that they are really passionate about. Melanie Ziegler has Cuba; Carl Dahlman has eastern Europe and Kosovo and the Balkans; Charlie Stevens has the South Pacific. When your professors use case studies and personal experience to complement the coursework, little by little you gain more context for what the big picture is.
The International Studies program (ITS) is an interdisciplinary major in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies in the College of Arts and Science. Students can earn a Bachelor's degree (BA) in International Studies. We believe that most global problems and issues are too complex to be understood through a single disciplinary perspective. Students learn about the world through a multiplicity of lenses. All of our students are expected to study abroad.