• Global Studies

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    Global Studies
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104


    Van Dusenbery
    Department Chair


  • Bush Memorial Library at Hamline University

    Career & Postgraduate Opportunities

    What in the world can you do with a Global Studies major? A lot! Recent graduates have found employment with the State Department, leading arts and non-profit organizations. Many have traveled the world with the Peace Corps, or taught English in Korea, Thailand, and Japan. They have joined volunteer organizations in Ecuador and in New Orleans.

    Global Studies majors have gone on to further studies and careers in Law, International Relations, Business, Public Health, Education, as well as in diverse fields in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences. Several have won prestigious fellowships to carry out research abroad, such as Fulbright and Rotary World Peace fellowships.

    Meet a Graduate

     Sara Ditty ’08:

    Sara recently received a Masters Degree in Globalization and International Development from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. She now works for Worn Again, a London based consulting firm that develops strategies for improving environmental standards in the fashion industry.

                 Amy Miller ’05: 

    Amy serves as the Community Events Coordinator at downtown Saint Paul's Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. 

    Hannah Rael ’11:  

    Hannah is completing an internship for World Vision in Washington DC. While in Washington, she has also been attending trainings at the National Journalism Center. 

    Kestrel Jenkins ’07: 

    Kestrel works as the product and sourcing coordinator at Fashioning Change, a consulting firm devoted to raising ethical standards in the fashion industry.   

    Megan Keller '06  

    Megan is currently apprenticing on a farm in Minnesota which practices livestock management in an ecologically sustainable manner. 

    Elizabeth (Snelling) Robertson '07:  

    Elizabeth is currently attending the University of Denver where she is working on her master's in Higher Education with a concentration in college student development. She also holds an Inclusive Excellence Fellowship at the International Student and Scholar Services Office at DU.  

    Mitch Steen '11: 

    Mitch currently works as a teaching assistant for the French Ministry of Education.



  • News
    • Senior Jenna Potter, an English major and German and communications double minor at Hamline, was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Hamburg, Germany. Senior Libby Otto named as alternate to Norway.
    • A group of 43 undergraduate students and faculty attended the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Lexington, KY from April 2 through April 5. Students presented 35 different projects that resulted from their collaborative research at Hamline.
    • Hear about the eye-opening experiences of Hamline students who participated in this year’s Catalyst spring break service trips.