Top Colleges for Global Studies

Following are the top colleges and universities for global studies:

Arcadia University
- Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia.
- The College of Global Studies offers study abroad programs, certificate programs, co-curricular learning initiatives, internship programs, academic research opportunities, faculty and student programs, and service learning projects.
- Arcadia University is ranked #1 in the nation in undergraduate participation in Study Abroad, marking its leadership in international education with an undergraduate participation of 132.2 percent, higher than any other college or university in the United States, according to the Open Doors 2010 report.

University of Illinois at Springfield
- The Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies degree provides students with multiple perspectives for understanding the world and the tools necessary to appreciate how others see the world and the issues confronting the global community.
- Students will learn a variety of theoretical approaches for understanding global issues. This degree will use an interdisciplinary approach emphasizing political science, economics, history, sociology/anthropology, communication and environmental studies.
- University of Illinois at Springfield is listed in Tier 1 among the Best Regional Universities (Midwest) by US News (2011).

University of Pittsburgh
- The University of Pittsburgh's Global Studies Center (GSC) was established in 2001 as a joint offering of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA).
- The degree of Bachelor of Philosophy in International and Area Studies, Global Studies Track, is an interdisciplinary researched-based degree offered by the University Honors College in collaboration with GSC.

Missouri State University
- The Master of Global Studies (MGS) degree is designed to meet the growing societal and occupational needs in a highly competitive and increasingly interdependent world for students trained in international affairs and administration.
- Graduate students in the MGS program have participated in numerous international conferences, study-abroad, exchange programs, internships and a variety of other academic-related events.
- Missouri State University was selected for inclusion in The Princeton Review's 2010 “Best Colleges: Region by Region”.

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