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Stanford Global Studies students represent the full range of the university's disciplines—from engineering and computer science to performance studies, biology, history, political science, and more. Through their participation in SGS programs, they have acquired global skills, experience, and knowledge—and ultimately, a global mindset—that uniquely prepares them for today's world.

Here, students from across SGS's 14 centers and programs share their favorite experiences, classes, and future plans.

"Given my military family background, it seems almost natural that, in my senior year as an IR major at Stanford, I find myself working amidst giant stacks of military history books in a Hoover Tower office as a research assistant," said Rand Duarte, who will graduate this spring. Read more.

Alexis Kallen '18, is a 2017 Truman Scholar, a 2018 Rhodes Scholar, and recipient of the 2018 Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contributions to Undergraduate Education. Read more.

While taking Politics in Iran, Cameron Ramos wrote a sentiment analysis program and scraped software to analyze trends between the Twitter feeds of Iranian government officials, the country’s elections, and the Iran nuclear deal. Read more.

"One of my favorite Stanford memories was co-founding Akwaaba, the Ghanaian student association. There was a big Ghanaian community and we needed reasons to get together," says Priscilla Agbeo, a first-generation college student who graduated with a minor in global studies, with a specialization in African studies. Read more.

Through international relations (IR), Sophie Stuber was able to study topics of human rights such as genocide, transitional justice, and war and foreign policy. In this Q&A, Sophie answers questions about her IR honors thesis "When Home Exists No Longer: Climate Change and Forced Cross-Border Migration."


“I have learned so much about my heritage and how Iran plays a role in global politics," says Rochelle Rouhani, who recently completed a B.A. in economics and a minor in global studies with a specialization in Iranian studies. Read more.

One of Thomas Churchill's favorite memories from studying abroad in Berlin was taking a course on contemporary German theater. Read more.

Atussa Mohtasham graduated with a B.A. in comparative literature and German studies, as well as a minor in global studies. Read more.

“Majoring in international relations has taught me to maintain a global perspective,” says Marin Callaway '18. Read more.

Danya Katai, a symbolic systems major, says that the global studies minor helped him understand the history of Iran and its society from many different perspectives. Read more.

Pearl Yip chose to pursue a master’s degree in East Asian studies because she wanted to learn more about China—"the soon-to-be world’s economic superpower," she says. Read more.

Christina, who studied international relations and completed a minor in global studies with a focus on Europe, plans to pursue a master's degree in international security at University College London. Read more.

“The international relations program has shaped my understanding of the world in so many ways,” Chandler says. Read more.

Amartya Das graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematical and computational science and a minor in global studies with a focus on South Asian studies. Read more.

Caroline Doyle received her B.A. in international relations, with a focus on the history of nuclear weapons in 2017. Recognized by the Pac 12 as the scholar-athlete of the year, Caroline says she is proud of how she was able to accomplish both her athletic and academic goals at the same time. Read more.