International Studies Minor 1

Parkside's International Studies Program combines courses from various departments to create a broad, interdisciplinary program. Students will study a variety of interesting topics and have the opportunity to participate in several of our study abroad programs, often led by our very own faculty.

The minor in international studies is an excellent combination for any major or discipline by giving students an international perspective in their field of study.

Additionally, an international studies minor sends a signal to employers that the student has obtained knowledge of international issues and can work in a multinational/international setting.

The International Studies program provides excellent training for persons interested in a wide variety of careers, including professional positions in private businesses, government agencies, higher education, non-governmental organizations, or any institution that operates in a global context.

The International Studies program recognizes that studying abroad, working abroad or doing an internship abroad are excellent complements to the major, minor, or certificate programs and can be a rewarding and life-changing experience for any student. Incorporating study abroad into a student’s college experience enhances the value of any academic program. UW-Parkside faculty-led programs, UW-System study abroad programs, and affiliated study abroad programs, once approved, can count toward elective credits in the International Studies major. Study abroad programs can be week-, semester-, or year-long programs.


Lorene Bakkila | (262) 595-2334 |

Faculty Highlights

  • Dale Pinzino
    Associate Lecturer

    International Studies
    (262) 595-2701

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