2017 Student Spotlight

Molly Wright

(Class of 2019)

photo of Molly Wright"What I like most about my international studies major is how many areas it covers. I get to learn about history, anthropology, global politics, economics, and more, and I don't have to focus on one specific area. And the fact that my studying a language as well fills a requirement for my major is so beneficial."

See what Molly had to say about Miami, the liberal arts, and her study abroad in France.

Megan Zimmerer

(Class of 2018)

photo of Megan Zimmerer"International studies encompasses political science, history, anthropology, philosophy, and much more. It acknowledges the importance of considering all kinds of components when considering policy and conflict. What are the social, economic, political, and religious implications of decision-making? You really need a solid grip on these facets in order to understand the whole picture, and that's one of the strengths provided by the major."

See what Megan had to say about her 10-week study abroad in Jordan and her work with the United Nations in New York City.

Sydney Chuen

photo of Sydney Chuen(Class of 2020)

"My Miami professors and advisors have been extremely helpful, especially after I reached out to them. The most prominent figures are visiting assistant professor Jon Otto and senior lecturer Melanie Zeigler (both from International Studies in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies) and associate professor Elizabeth Hodges and visiting assistant professor Anna Keefe (both from the Department of French & Italian)."

See what Sydney had to say about her migrant/refugee research in France and Morocco.

Audrey Lipps

(Class of 2019)

photo of Audrey Lipps"In addition to Jacqueline Daugherty, associate professor Ann Fuehrer from the Department of Global & Intercultural Studies helped me with just about everything related to my trip to the Netherlands, including immigration issues and the kinds of challenges we may go through while living and working abroad."

See what Audrey had to say about her ethnographic research experiences in Hawaii.

Emily Tatum

(Class of 2019)

photo of Emily Tatum"I've had a number of great Miami professors who have challenged me and given me continued support and guidance…First is Dr. Charles Stevens, a senior lecturer in international studies, who I had during my first semester at Miami…Dr. Stevens has continuously challenged me and pushed me every step of the way, always expecting my best as I keep learning."

Read what Emily had to say about her study abroad experiences in Wales, Cuba, and Ecuador.

Kate Hanley

(Class of 2018)

photo of Kate Hanley"At Miami I like that there are so many opportunities. You can join all kinds of clubs and take any classes you want. We may not have the most diverse student body, but there are pockets throughout the community. There are also a lot of organizations, great lectures in different departments, and all kinds of things that I never would have thought about participating in while in high school!."

Read what Kate had to say about her involvement in campus organizations and her study abroad trip to China.

Allie Shea

(Class of 2017)

photo of Allie Shea"My faculty advisor for international studies is Melanie Ziegler, a senior lecturer in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies. She told me about her study abroad trip, Cuba in Transition, which I went on in January 2016 and was able to use my Spanish."

Read what Allie had to say about her study abroad experiences and her Washington, DC internships.