Global Studies

Global Studies at Oakton Community College strives to help establish and grow global competencies in our student body and faculty. Global competency exists when an individual is able to understand the interconnectedness of peoples and systems, to have a general knowledge of history and world events, to accept and cope with the existence of different cultural values and attitudes and, indeed, to celebrate the richness and benefits of this diversity. Global Studies promotes and facilitates educational experiences leading to global competency.

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Katherine Schuster, Ph.D., at 847.376.7118 or


Study Abroad in Hyderabad India

  • Application Deadline for Summer 2019 is February 15, 2018.
  • $1,000 scholarships are available.

Study Abroad in Cusco, Peru

  • 2-week course in June 2019.
  • Application Deadline for summer 2019 is February 15, 2019.
  • $1,000 scholarships are available.

Study Abroad in Den Bosch, the Netherlands

  • 2-week course in June 2020.
  • Application Deadline for Summer 2020 is February 15, 2020.
  • $1,000 scholarships are available.

For more information and applications, contact Katherine Schuster, Global Studies Coordinator, at 847.376.7118 or


Good News

The core course for the Global Studies Academic Concentration is now an approved Social/Behavioral Sciences general education course. This means that it is transferable and has an IAI number. Sign up for SSC 201: Introduction to Global Studies - offered every semester.