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International Studies, BA


Our graduates take advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of the program to pursue careers in a wide range of fields, including government service, nonprofits, education, media and communications, and law, among many others. 

Edwin Carmona-Cruz speaking into a megaphone at a rally

Edwin Carmona-Cruz '15

Community Engagement Director, California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice

30 Under 30: Community Engagement Director

The definition of immigrant — and the definition of illegal — is always determined not by what is fair but by who is in power.”

Edwin Carmona-Cruz '15

Community Engagement Director, California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice

How did the program prepare you for your career?

Lauren Hill ‘12

Laurin Hill '12

"What I learned in the program has enabled me to bring my passion for social justice to a business context. Working in an industry predicated on the exploitation of resources and people across the world, the legacy of colonialism is important to acknowledge and address if we want to see real change in how we produce our textile products. My time at USF laid a foundation of knowledge that allows me to look at the issues of the apparel and textile industry from a broader systems perspective in my graduate studies and my work today."

Paige Isaacson ‘14

Paige Isaacson '14

"Its emphasis on social justice focused my thinking away from the purely analytical, and forced me to take a step back to challenge my own biases and preconceived notions of the world. I think this is a practice everyone who attends USF benefits from, through classes, extracurriculars, and conversation with friends and professors. This type of thinking reminds me to keep the beneficiary in mind at the end of the day, as helping individuals rise out of poverty is the overarching purpose of my work."


a partial list:

  • Airbnb
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • British Consulate San Francisco
  • Catholic Charities
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Facebook
  • Fair Trade Federation
  • Foundation for Sustainable Development
  • Genentech
  • Global Fund for Women
  • Immigrant Policy Center
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Kiva
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NASA
  • Sierra Club
  • Square
  • Teach for America
  • Twitter
  • UN Development Fund for Women
  • UN High Commission on Refugees
  • U.S. Department of State
  • ViviendasLeón
  • World Bank

Graduate School

a partial list:

  • American University
  • American University of Beirut
  • Boston University
  • Columbia University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • London School of Economics
  • Monterrey Institute of International Studies
  • New York University
  • Universidad Nacional de Columbia
  • UC, Berkeley
  • UCLA
  • University College, London
  • University of Southern California