Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

  • The Pardee School of Global Studies is dedicated to educating students to become globally competent citizens and leaders in international affairs
  • The Pardee School is housed within the College of Arts & Sciences and offers 5 majors and minors in disciplines such as International Relations, Asian Studies, European Studies, Latin American Studies, and Middle East & North Africa Studies
  • Faculty range from CIA agents, expert international negotiators, former ambassadors, and White House advisors, and teach a curriculum focused on global leadership and awareness
  • You will have the opportunity for unique global experiences and internships, including more than 40 study abroad programs
  • Global Innovation Impact Seed Grants offered in partnership with the Innovate@BU BUild Lab encourage and empower students to kick-start a project or develop an innovative social or political intervention in response to a global policy issue

My name is Sam, and I'm an economics and international relations major.

Hey, I'm Ben Gagne-Maynard, and I'm an international relations and history major.

I'm Elizabeth Burke, and I'm studying international relations.

The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies is the newest college at Boston University. The college is unique in that it draws on faculty members from across all schools and colleges at the university, which really gives students a well-rounded, interdisciplinary, academic experience and really prepares them for the global world beyond graduation.

So the Pardee School is a school within a school. It's a specialized school within our college of arts and sciences.

So if you're studying international studies or regional studies, you technically are in CAS, but you're also within the Pardee School of Global Studies. The School of Global Studies curriculum is very interesting, because it really focuses on interdisciplinary studies. So you take classes in social sciences, natural sciences, and the humanities, so you really focus on having a well-rounded rounded education within the field of global studies.

We have study abroad programs all around the world. I interned in Geneva, Switzerland. I worked for a small NGO, looking at police accountability in former Yugoslavia. It was an incredible experience to take what I was learning in my global classroom and apply that to a global experience in a workforce.