• international relations through the study of language and social sciences
  • applying your knowledge to the international community to develop an understanding of international relations

You’ll enjoy the Abbey’s International Studies Minor if you:

  • have a strong interest in languages
  • enjoy international travel and learning about new cultures
  • provide you with a better understanding of foreign languages and culture—knowledge helpful to professionals in any career

Today’s world is astonishingly interconnected, with many opportunities to travel to other nations or conduct business across international borders.

With an International Studies Minor from Belmont Abbey College, you will be able to pursue a variety of career opportunities, including:

  • International business
  • Non-profit, non-governmental Organizations
  • Graduate school
  • Government work

The Abbey Difference:

Guided by the tenets of Catholicism and the Benedictine hallmarks, Belmont Abbey College strives to provide its students with a well-rounded education that promotes wise and ethical decisions. The International Studies minor equips students with the necessary language skills and social tools to enter into dialogue with and learn from the many diverse cultures of our world today. Designed to encourage students to lead lives of integrity in keeping with the College’s Catholic, Benedictine values and the Liberal Arts tradition, this minor will help students promote worldwide understanding and serve others, both nationally and internationally.

Program Requirements:

Five upper-level courses in:

  • Business
  • Economics
  • History
  • Languages
  • Government and Political Philosophy
  • Theology

As approved by the Coordinator

It is the student’s responsibility to see that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

Highlights of your experience:

These language and business courses highlight the preparation you will receive as an international studies minor at Belmont Abbey College.

Students pursuing an international studies minor at Belmont Abbey College choose at least one modern language course to pursue. One such option is German. Beginning German I and II are designed for students with little or no training in the language. Students will work towards initial acquisition of the four basic skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening), with emphasis on oral communication, grammar, and songs.
This course examines the various complexities of doing business across international borders. In today’s business world, a well-founded knowledge of the commercial and economic interdependence of nations is immensely useful to anyone following a career in business or international relations.

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Troy Feay
Associate Professor of History
B.S., Taylor University
M.A., University of Notre Dame
M.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame