International Affairs

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The most pressing matters of our time — migration, climate change, violent conflict, human rights, economic globalization, epidemics — transcend national boundaries and require a global response. The International Affairs (IA) program at UNH equips students from any of the five colleges to take on these global challenges through rigorous, interdisciplinary coursework, extensive second language study and cultural immersion in another country. Students can combine the IA dual major or minor with any other major on campus and graduate as critically minded and responsible global citizens ready to contribute meaningfully to the world in a range of fields.

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  • German and International Affairs Majors | Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA, The Global Education Network
    Tell us about yourself and where you are today. I grew up in New Hampshire, graduated from UNH in 2006, and have worked in international education ever since with a couple of years teaching abroad in Austria. Currently, I’m the Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA The Global Education...
    German and International Affairs Majors | Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA, The Global Education Network
    Tell us about yourself and where you are today. I grew up in New Hampshire, graduated from UNH in 2006, and have worked in international education ever since with a couple of years teaching abroad in Austria. Currently, I’m the Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA The Global Education...
  • Communication and International Affairs Majors
    As a sophomore from Vassalboro, Maine, Adam Bovie started making a podcast with some friends — essentially, they recorded some sessions of a game they liked to play and, after some editing, Adam would post it online. On the surface, says Adam, this would seem to have no special relation to UNH. “I...
    Communication and International Affairs Majors
    As a sophomore from Vassalboro, Maine, Adam Bovie started making a podcast with some friends — essentially, they recorded some sessions of a game they liked to play and, after some editing, Adam would post it online. On the surface, says Adam, this would seem to have no special relation to UNH. “I...
  • Geography and International Affairs Majors | Field Tester for Apple
    I spent my first year after graduation working for Apple, Inc., in the maps department. I do field testing and travel domestically. I was recently accepted into a masters program at the Université Grenoble Alpes to study international development and sustainability in Grenoble, France and will...
    Geography and International Affairs Majors | Field Tester for Apple
    I spent my first year after graduation working for Apple, Inc., in the maps department. I do field testing and travel domestically. I was recently accepted into a masters program at the Université Grenoble Alpes to study international development and sustainability in Grenoble, France and will...
  • Spanish and International Affairs Dual Major | Freelance Translator
    Please tell us about yourself and where you are today. Hi there! My name is Patrick, and I'm from Hampton, New Hampshire. I am passionate about languages, travel, and making sure I never miss an opportunity to learn something new. While I hail from New Hampshire, I am fortunate to spend part of the...
    Spanish and International Affairs Dual Major | Freelance Translator
    Please tell us about yourself and where you are today. Hi there! My name is Patrick, and I'm from Hampton, New Hampshire. I am passionate about languages, travel, and making sure I never miss an opportunity to learn something new. While I hail from New Hampshire, I am fortunate to spend part of the...
  • Russian language and International Affairs Majors | Field Manager for Forward Montana
    Please tell us a about yourself and where you are now today. I graduated from UNH in May 2016. After graduating, I moved out to Denver, Colorado to work for an environmental nonprofit. From there I was transferred to Des Moines, Iowa to continue my work. This Spring I moved out to beautiful Bozeman...
    Russian language and International Affairs Majors | Field Manager for Forward Montana
    Please tell us a about yourself and where you are now today. I graduated from UNH in May 2016. After graduating, I moved out to Denver, Colorado to work for an environmental nonprofit. From there I was transferred to Des Moines, Iowa to continue my work. This Spring I moved out to beautiful Bozeman...

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Highlighting Awards and Events

Winners of the 2019 Undergraduate Research Conference Awards:

OUTSTANDING PRESENTATION AWARDS:

Abraham DeMaio
The Persistance of Waste Management Issues in Senegal: A Case Study

Marinda Weaver
Women and Hungarian Nationalism Post-Soviet Occupation

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE:

Quincy Abramson
The Dysfuntionality of the Italian Government: Structural and Electoral Issues over the Past Century.

Nkechi Kamalu
Black Culture and Life in Japan: What People Think vs What It Really Is

Tyler Zeng
Chinese Investment and Development in Developing Countries

Andrew Geib
Refugee Impact on Political Stability in Merkel's Germany

Arianna Lemieux
The Portrayal of Vladimir Putin in Russian Media

Drucilla Sargent
Iconography of Florence and the Identity of David
 

PHI BETA KAPPA AWARD:

Andrew Jablonski
Tackling the Issue of Anti-Semitism in a Modern Germany: Why it's Happening and How to Prevent it from Spreading Further