Students in Action

Excellence in International Studies Award

The Excellence in International Studies Award is given to a senior majoring in International Studies who–through language study, a regionally focused academic program, and extended study abroad–has embraced the global value of the College and demonstrated future promise through scholarly achievement.

Award Recipients

  • 2014Jessica Kruger
  • 2013 (inaugural year)Monica Himler, double major in International Studies and Spanish

Professional Associations

  • International Studies Association (ISA) – The International Studies Association (ISA) has been the premier organization for connecting scholars and practitioners in fields of international studies since 1959.
  • The African Studies Association (ASA) – Established in 1957, the African Studies Association is the flagship membership organization devoted to enhancing the exchange of information about Africa.
  • American Institute of Iranian Studies (AIIrS) – The American Institute of Iranian Studies is a non-profit consortium of US universities and museums, founded in 1967, for the purpose of promoting the interdisciplinary study of Iranian civilization and US-Iran cultural dialogue.
  • Asia Society – Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context.
  • The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) – The Association for Asian Studies — the largest society of its kind, with approximately 8,000 members worldwide — is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia.
  • European Community Studies Association (ECSA) – ECSA was founded in 1987 by the European integration studies Associations from member countries.
  • Latin American Studies Association (LASA) – The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America.
  • Middle East Studies Association (MESA) – The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) is a private, non-profit, non-political learned society that brings together scholars, educators and those interested in the study of the region from all over the world.
Katherine Pace ’16

Katherine Pace ’16
Major: International Studies & Spanish
Hometown: Bradenton, FL

Katherine has spent a Winter Term studying Spanish intensively in Madrid, Spain, and completed a semester abroad to Spain in the spring of 2015. Katherine chose an International Studies major because she enjoys traveling while learning about and examining the cultures and histories of other countries. With a focus in Anthropology, she hopes to gain a deeper knowledge of the important aspects of Spanish culture and society. In the future, she plans to apply for the Fulbright Scholarship to teach English abroad for a year upon graduation.