Students of International Relations are given the opportunity to explore, critique and understand the social, political and economic interactions of our contemporary globalized world. The International Relations Program at Webster University Leiden is designed to prepare students for leadership and service in the international community. Students examine the great political powers, humanitarian issues and the dynamics of the global community using contemporary American and European approaches.
Webster University’s undergraduate programs follow the Liberal Arts system which is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education and provide a broad background for their future career. Together with our Global Citizenship Program, students will be able to combine areas within their major with electives in other fields, allowing them to gain knowledge in different areas. International relations courses are taught by academics, political scientists, lawyers, and ambassadors. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the study abroad possibilities within the Webster system and to pursue internship opportunities. The international nature of the faculty and the student body enriches this academic experience. Students experience international relationships firsthand on campus.
Upon completion of the program, students should:
- Be able to demonstrate knowledge of key subfields and theories of International Relations as a discipline.
- Be able to identify major actors and institutions of international relations and to know their functions.
- Be able to analyze international issues from perspectives other than their own.
- Be able to display familiarity with foreign cultures and languages.
Important Note: Students who need a Visa need to apply minimum 3 months before their intended start date! Also, we have rolling deadlines, so the earlier you apply the better!