International Studies offers students the opportunity to explore the relationships between global problems and local experiences.

As international entities have become increasingly dependent upon one another regardless of geography and nationality, international issues have become a major part of nearly every area of study.

The International Studies Program is especially charged with advancing Illinois Wesleyan University's educational mission of preparing students for democratic citizenship and life in a global society.

We offer concentrations in African Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, Russian and East European Studies, Western European Studies, Development Studies and Diplomatic Studies.

For more information concerning the International Studies program and the areas of concentration, please visit About the Program.

Three student awards administered by the program are: the Technos Award, the Pedro E. and Rufina A. Oliveros Memorial Award, and the Outstanding Senior Award.

The International Studies Student Handbook provides information  for each area of concentration.


Peace Fellows Program information

Contact: Political Science Professor, William Munro (

2015-2016 Theme
Nation(s) Divided?

2014-2015 Theme
Walls and Bridges

2013-2014 Theme

2012-2013 Theme

2011-2012 Theme
Globalization and Childhood

2010-2011 Theme
Globalization and Childhood

2009-2010 Theme
Art and Resistance

2008-2009 Theme
Art and Resistance

2007-2008 Theme
Consuming the World

2006-07 Theme
Poverty and Inequality at Home and Abroad