As the incoming Chair of the International Studies Department, I want to take this opportunity to welcome new and returning students (and faculty and staff) to the 2018/2019 academic year at USF. It is an exhilarating moment for our department because of many new developments that are bubbling up all around us.
It is hard to believe it is August 2 already! New student orientation is only a couple weeks away and classes begin on August 21. We hope you have all been having a wonderful summer and we can’t wait to hear all about your adventures around the world! We have BAIS and MAIS students that have traveled across the globe for research, internships, and fun this summer, including to France, Senegal, Germany, Turkey, Mexico, Ghana, Columbia, and India, among many other places.
Our faculty, too, have been busy this summer working on their research and writing projects, traveling, enjoying time with family, and getting ready for the new school year. Below you will find brief snapshots of what some of our faculty have been up to. We look forward to seeing you all back on campus in a few weeks!