Alex McCown (class of 2020):
"Majoring in International Affairs helped me to think about real-world problems in an informed, multi-dimensional, and nuanced way."
Kristiane Simmons (Class of 2020)
"The International Affairs course offerings gave me the change to explore various economic theories, human geography, financial concepts, business practices, and diverse political systems. These courses developed my interdisciplinary understanding of international relations. My semester abroad in Chile has given me the skills to succeed in the global job market and make lifelong friends all over the world. Sr. Maria Kostka Logue, SSJ said that Chestnut Hill College "will prepare you to learn how to earn a living, because you must. But you are here to learn how to live." Chestnut Hill College has more than lived up to that statement."
Gionna Pembroke (class of 2020)
"The International Affairs major has opened many doors for me. In one summer, I traveled to Washington D.C. on scholarship and attended PLEN's Global Policy Seminar. I met women from the Hill, Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of State, ambassadors, and a variety of non-governmental organizations. That same summer, I went close to home and interned for Philadelphia City Councilman David Oh as a research intern for his Global Opportunities and Creative/Innovative Economy Committee. The following Fall, I traveled to Bruges, Belgium and attended Howest University's Migration & Refugees (Social Work) program. The International Affairs major at CHC is incredibly flexible, and you can explore your interests in global policy, public policy, international business, diplomacy, and social work quite easily."
Alex Groce (Class of 2020)
"The International Affairs major offers a world of opportunities to those who pursue its study. There is a myriad of advantages that the major has to offer. The subject matter itself is exceedingly captivating in scope, never leaving the student bored or disenchanted. Since events develop constantly around the world and geo-political situations develop, the major provides the tools to understand their potential implications as well as provide the student a deeper understanding of what it means to be a global citizen in an interconnected world. For myself, the major has provided an incredibly strong base for further graduate school study as well as work in international environments. It pushes the student to be flexible and in some ways be a jack-of-all-trades that is invaluable in any situation. If there is any desire to study the world, geo-political events, and world politics, then this program will go above and beyond in fulfilling those desires. The major is not easy at times, critical thinking skills and the ability to weave together a coherent argument will be tested and pushed, however a student that completes this program will walk away ready to take on whatever the career world throws their way."