GIST program welcomes Dr. Mark Hugo Lopez, Visiting Scholar 2019

Lecture: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in 2028 Brown Hall

Introduced by WMU President Edward Montgomery, Dr. Lopez of the Pew Research Center will discuss "The Changing Identity of Latinos in the U.S. Today" in honor of Hispanic Heritage month and preceding the rollout of the new Latinx and Latin American Studies minor at WMU. 

GIST to host Career Workshop for students

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the Lee Honors College Lounge

Learn and gather insight from experienced GIST alumni and others in global professions regarding what they are doing and what you can start doing now to get there. Panelists will discuss opportunities for internships, study abroad, teaching English abroad, Peace Corps service, and more. A virtual panel of alumni, including those working for the Foreign Service, higher education, and  the U.S. House of Representatives in D.C. will discuss where they are now and how they got there. Please come for the whole workshop or, if you have limited time, review our tentative schedule. Contact us with questions! 

GIST welcomes Kathleen Fish, Immigration Lawyer, as CAS Alumni Achievement Awardee 2019


Research Briefs in Global Studies will be returning for its third year


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GIST advising office hours for fall 2019

Walk-in: Tuesday through Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m.

Appointment only: Tuesday through Thursday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Please sign up for an appointment online.

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Pre-approved courses for fall 2019 can be accessed via the button below. Please check the registration schedule to see when you can start enrolling in courses.

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Prefix change from INTL to GIST
Starting fall 2016 all courses offered through the global and international studies program will be listed under the prefix GIST. This change represents the need to distinguish global and international studies courses from study abroad courses as it was causing confusion among students and University staff.