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Clark University students smiling outside Jonas Clark Hall


The International Studies Stream (ISS) is a way to meet most of your general education requirements at Clark by taking courses that deal primarily with international themes and issues. Participation in the ISS allows you to choose any major the University offers; your general education requirements will be structured around the theme of globalization.

Course work is only one part of the International Studies Stream. The program also includes the rich potential of other activities, including major speakers and occasional field trips.

Former program Director Robert Ross discusses the ISS Program.

Is the ISS program optional?

Yes. If you do not want to apply for the ISS program, do not register for the IDN066 Global Society course.

Who is eligible to enroll in the International Studies Stream?

All entering first-year students may begin the International Studies Stream (ISS) program.

How do I enroll in the International Studies Stream?

If you want to start the ISS program, you must register for the ISS-required core course IDND066 Global Society during the summer online registration period. Once you are registered for the Global Society course, you will automatically be enrolled in the ISS program. Space for the ISS is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no prerequisites and the ISS can be pursued along with any major.

  • Please note: ISS should not be confused with Study Abroad. Study Abroad is a REQUIREMENT of ISS; however, any Clark student may study abroad if he or she meets the academic eligibility requirements of the program.


Please email Prof. Richard Peet, Prof. Robert Ross, or Kristi Ingles.