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International studies graduates: Where are they now?

Sarah Rhodes

Sarah Rhodes '08. M.A. program, international affairs, New School of New York

"The greatest thing I have learned as an International Studies major is the importance of having a global perspective in an increasingly interconnected world. The interdisciplinary curriculum of International Studies provided me with a strong background in multiple subject areas, including history, languages, religion, anthropology, and even ethno-botany. My time abroad in London, as well as my J-term trip to Costa Rica and my internship with Governor Mark Warner (photo, above), provided me with the experience and skills I needed for my career and also allowed me to meet people from around the world. My knowledge of various cultures has been a tremendous asset in my travels to other countries with my job at Operation Smile."

  Anne-Fitzgerald Pittman '08. Organizer, Power Vote — Youth Voting for Clean Energy
  Sarah Chandlee '07. M.A. in art history and Egyptology, University of Memphis
  Ashleigh Hale '07 Law school, College of Charleston
  Turcan Hockaday '07. Law School, University of Baltimore
  Rachel Banger '06 "I've definitely embraced the interdisciplinary nature of the international studies program after college. Many of the economic principles and skills I use now will also be useful in my Peace Corps assignment. My experience in the IS program has helped me to recognize these sorts of interdisciplinary opportunities. This is a testament to the quality of the program. I came away with a global perspective that influences my approach to almost any task I undertake. There is a marked difference between my way of thinking and that of my co-workers with more traditional educational backgrounds, and I definitely feel I have the advantage."
  Emily Daniels '06. M.A. program, nternational studies, N.C.
  Irene Farrow '05. Peace Corps, Peru
Michelle Bradley

Michelle Bradley '03 helped represent the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at the Commission for Human Rights that took place in April at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Bradley was in Switzerland on a six-month internship, finishing her M.P.A. in international management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She contributed to the UN Study on Violence Against Children.