By including courses from multiple disciplines, the major breaks down traditional ways of thinking and encourages the development of critical analysis skills. In a world where isolation is nearly impossible, understanding the individual’s role in the global community is an emphasis of the major.
Transylvania’s international affairs program offers tremendous flexibility. In consultation with the program director, students can choose electives that best suit their interests and essentially design the major to fit their needs.
Students majoring in international affairs are strongly encouraged to study abroad either in May term or during the regular fall or winter terms.
Peace Corps Prep Program
Transylvania and the Peace Corps have established a formal partnership to offer the Transy Peace Corps Prep Program. This co-curricular program combines formal coursework, community service and professional leadership training designed to prepare talented undergraduates for post-graduate service in the Peace Corps as well as careers in international development.
Students who complete the program receive a certificate of completion from the Peace Corps, which gives them special consideration for acceptance should they choose to apply to the Peace Corps. Learn more about the Peace Corps Prep program.