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School of International Studies
George Wilson Hall
Kathleen Hastings
School of International Studies
George Wilson Hall
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

School of International Studies

The School of International Studies (SIS) is Pacific's window to the world. Through international, interdisciplinary and intercultural immersion, we prepare students to succeed in a variety of professions in industry, government, not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions. <<View our Graduation Outcomes>> View our entire course catalog here >>

Dr. Daniel O'Neill's book published by Hong Kong University Press
Dr. Daniel O'Neill's book published by Hong Kong University Press

Dividing ASEAN and Conquering the South China Sea: China's Financial Power Projection analyzes how China uses its influence to divide ASEAN countries in order to prevent them from acting collectively to resolve their territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea.

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Learn more about the School of International Studies

Here's a glimpse at the education you will receive at Pacific's School of International Studies, and how it prepares you for personal and professional success in an increasingly integrated world.

Elephant in Uganda
Working in Africa

For students Caroline Styc '19 and Cynthia Villalobos '19, the opportunity to work abroad meant a chance for an unforgettable two-way learning exchange.   <<Read story>>


Fellowships open new worlds for SIS students

Fulfilling research, travel abroad, life-altering reflection and a chance to help people around the world are just some of the rewards for SIS students who apply for national fellowships. <MORE>  

Christopher Benton, '11 Alumni Profile
Chris's eyes were opened to how globalized our world is when he he studied abroad in Italy, a requirement for his undergraduate degree in International Relations. Since his study abroad experience, Chris has returned to Italy and voyaged to the Netherlands, Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, Spain and Mexico. "Through my travels, I realized how truly interconnected we are all in an increasingly globalized world."  This experience inspired him to study international law at McGeorge Law School. <MORE>

Student and Faculty Awards
The School of International Studies recognized outstanding student and faculty achievements at the annual awards banquet April 30th. Rachel Jacobs received the Ambassador Richard Pedersen Award for Academic Excellence. The Outstanding Graduating Senior award went to Sarah Geagea. The Director's Award went to Kaylee Webster and the Matteucci Award for Global Studies was presented to Tina Chiang. Adam Anderson was chosen by his classmates to speak at the diploma & hooding ceremony and Ilana Ferguson will be the SIS Banner Bearer. Professor Susan Sample was chosen by the graduating class to hood them and Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2017/18 was awarded to Prof. Ahmed Kanna. <Pictures>

Downtown Stockton

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Why I chose SIS

Maya Campbell Unsoeld (2012) - Why I chose SIS at Pacific