There is so much more to learn about international studies than can be taught in a classroom. That’s why many of our international studies degrees have overseas experiences built into them. Our global studies degrees include a semester studying abroad, while the Bachelor of International Development Studies includes an immersion program with an NGO in a developing country.
Your compassion is key
ACU’s mission includes a commitment to the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human person and the common good. Our international studies courses have our mission at their core. As the world gets smaller, we ensure that you have the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage compassionately, ethically and professionally with communities around the world.
A double degree at ACU
Our Bachelor of Global Studies is offered as part of a double degree. You can choose to pair it with a degree in applied public health, arts, business administration, commerce, law or theology, giving you greater insight into sustainability, economic change, world politics and justice. All Bachelor of Global Studies students spend a semester abroad, either studying at a partner university or doing an internship to gain invaluable international experience.
Learn another language
Pair an international studies degree with a Diploma in Languages to give yourself an edge in a competitive international job market. You can complete the diploma at the same time as your degree, taking classes part-time as intensives or outside of the standard semesters. We currently offer the diploma in Italian and Spanish.