International Studies Student Experience

Baker International Studies students have ample opportunity for involvement in and out of the classroom. Small class sizes allow maximum interaction with classmates and professors. As part of the International Studies curriculum and the holistic academic experience, students have access to many activities beyond the classroom.

Study Abroad

As part of the International Studies major, you are required to spend part of an academic year or summer taking part in a study-abroad program. Immersion in a foreign country is a vital part of your linguistic development and understanding of the culture. Whether your focus is art, politics or business, your first-hand exposure to an international setting will help you grow as a scholar of international affairs. Learn about Baker’s study abroad opportunities.

International Education Week

Each November, the Department of Humanities and Office for International and Heritage Students hold a series of events to celebrate international diversity. Campuswide, the week features international cuisine served in Harter Union and a number of events focused on international cultures.

The Vision

The Vision is a student-produced multilingual newsletter that features articles pertaining to international issues. Students are encouraged to contribute articles written in their language of study and English or to serve in an editorial capacity.

Alpha Mu Gamma

An honor society for students of world language, Alpha Mu Gamma is for students who have completed a minimum of two courses in a given language with the required grades. The members, officers and faculty advisers of Alpha Mu Gamma hold an induction ceremony each spring and hold activities throughout the year that promote cultural understanding and celebrate language and international diversity. You will be eligible for a number of scholarships and national or international activities through membership to Alpha Mu Gamma.

Phi Beta Delta

An honor society for students who have excelled in international education, Phi Beta Delta is for students who have studied abroad or focused on international issues throughout their time at Baker. Phi Beta Delta holds an induction ceremony each spring. In addition, Phi Beta Delta is active in promoting international education and awards the Milan-Harris Award for Promoting Diversity and the Eliot S. Berkley Prize in International Studies.

Sigma Delta Pi

An honor society for students of Spanish, Sigma Delta Pi is for students pursuing a major or minor in Spanish who have received grades high enough in the field for eligibility. Each spring, a new class of initiates is inducted into the organization.