Students

What do our grads go on to do?

Check out this list of jobs and programs!

  • Internships at Disney (FL) and Facebook (CA)
  • Program Associate, International Visitor Leadership Program (US Dept of State)
  • Account Manager XPO Logistics (Charlotte NC)
  • Farm Apprentice and Market Manager at Edible Earth Farm LLC (Tionesta PA)
  • English Language Instructor and Research Assistant at the Center for Migration in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Master’s in Global Security (George Mason University)
  • Master’s in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (George Mason University)
  • Master’s in Public Health (University of South Carolina)
  • Master’s in Global Ethics (London)
  • Master’s in Public Policy (Central European Univ. Budapest)
  • Master’s in Romance Languages or Political Science (Appalachian State University)
  • Master’s in Natural Resources at NC State University
  • Master's in International Studies at NC State University
  • Master’s in Public Health /Emergency Management and Humanitarian Relief
  • Master's in Public Policy at UT Austin
  • Master’s in Human Decision Science (Maastricht/Netherlands)
  • Master’s in Political Science (Freie Univ Berlin):  http://www.nprberlin.de/post/npr-specials-berlin-journal-spring-2016
  • PhD program in East Asian Studies at Florida International University
  • Peace Corps (Ukraine, Ecuador, Liberia, Burkhina Faso)
  • AmeriCorps (FEMA, Teaching English, Science Education/Conservation, Non-profit Faith Action in Greensboro NC, Utah Refugee Services, Educational Coordinator for New Arrivals Institute in Greensboro NC)
  • JET program teaching English in Japan

Students receive their graduation scarves after the capstone presentations.  Our distinctive "swag" is just another way to set GLS students apart, as we are "wrapped in the world"! 

2013 grad Amanda Moore won the 2013 John Barnhill Civic Trailblazer Award!!  Amanda is a double major in Global Studies (PCHR) and Communications.

2017 grad Ryan Hellenbrand won a Fulbright Scholarship to Austria.  Ryan had a double major in Global Studies (German Studies) and Sustainable Development.

2017 grad Winston Moore is in the MA program in Global Policy Studies at UT Austin.  He presented at the Appalachian Celebration of Student Research on "The Road to Empowerment: Food Sovereignty as a Response to Neoliberal Abandonment.  The Case of Greensboro NC"

Want to hear more from a student perspective? Here's a podcast about the Honors College that features one of those students; the Honors College offers particular opportunities for Appalachian students.  But ALL Global Studies students study abroad; and many of our GLS students are involved similarly across campus!

In the past, we have had two students receive Critical Language Scholarships. Asian Studies student Lauren Greenwood was awarded a Critical Languages Scholarship to study in China in summer 2013.  GLS minor Brian Clee was awarded a CLS to go to Russia. Lauren studied Chinese with Dr. Wendy Xie; Brian studied with Dr. Irina Barclay. 

Josie Hoggard (GLS class of 2013, Globalization and Development/Spanish) produced a documentary on kudzu for her capstone project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc-n2cTqzuE As of fall 2017 Josie is still working on the road with Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn!