Future Careers with International Studies


Graduates having a background in international studies will work in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors both within the United States and abroad. International studies graduates are interested in having an international aspect in their careers.


Just as we bring a variety of fields of expertise into our classrooms, so too our alumni go on to work in a variety of fields themselves.  These include:

  • education
  • environment
  • development and assistance programs
  • consulting firms
  • foundations
  • non-profit organizations (there are hundreds in and around Seattle)
  • federal, state and local government, including foreign service
  • journalism
  • law
  • international business (sales, marketing, banking and financial institutions, shipping, and the travel industry)