International Studies Careers

Do you love learning about other cultures, their languages and political systems? A career based on international studies could see you land anywhere on the planet.

Countries today are deeply interconnected through international business, media and travel. Having a grasp of the language, customs and laws of other cultures opens up fantastic opportunities in government, non-government organisations, the media and multinational business.

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  • Australian Foreign Policy

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    Australian Foreign Policy is an online unit provided by Griffith University which offers an introduction to the issues shaping Australia’s foreign policy and foreign relations.
  • Human Rights History Across Cultures and Religions

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    This Human Rights History Across Cultures and Religions unit provided by Curtin University gives a detailed overview of the principles of human rights and related topics across a variety of cultures and religions.
  • Introduction to Asia

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    Introduction to Asia, the online unit from Griffith University, provides an introduction to the study of the East and Southeast Asia region.
  • Politics in Contemporary China

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    Gain an understanding of modern Chinese history, with particular emphasis on Politics in Contemporary China with this online Griffith University unit.
  • Ethnic Questions in East and South East Asia

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    Ethnic Questions in East and South East Asia is an online unit provided by Griffith University which introduces some of the issues affecting ethnic minorities in this region, focusing closely on China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Japan.
  • Human Rights Instruments and Institutions

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    Enrol in this online Curtin University unit to learn about the Human Rights Instruments and Institutions that contribute to the global promotion of human rights.

International Studies news & views

Where in the world can international studies take you?

One of those transferable degrees, international studies is a great option for anyone looking to learn about the world, around the world.

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Yvonne Oberhollenzer - International Relations Coordinator, College of Economics, Vietnam National University, Hanoi

'Every day something comes up that either amazes me or frustrates me, but the fact that there's so much happening all the time is what makes it so much fun to live here.'

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Belinda Lawton - Media, Communications and Education Officer, The Alliance for Safe Children, Bangkok

'I like to think in some way I've made a difference and contributed to the growing awareness of the problem of child injury across Asia.'

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Gillian Cook - Coordinator, Darfur Australia Network, Sydney

'Getting involved in a volunteering capacity with community organisations is a great first step into humanitarian work. You should look at the area that interests you – whether it's women's rights or a specific country or issue.'

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