Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies

About Us

Welcome to the Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies at Villanova University! The Institute is comprised of two major academic units--the major in Global Interdisciplinary Studies, and the minors in Critical Language and Cultural Studies, which include Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian studies. in addition to these are other affiliated interdisciplinary programs which include Africana Studies, Irish Studies, and Sustainability Studies. Please feel free to browse our web site to learn  more about our programs.

Please see each specific program for details.

Critical Language/Cultural Studies

St. Augustine Icon - Nancy Oliphant
St. Augustine Icon - Nancy Oliphant


Our Objectives

The objectives of our institute are to foster:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Responsible Global Citizenship
Campus Speak - In


Please join us on December 12 at 4 PM in the Garey Hall Alumni Event Room for a Campus Speak-In sponsored by IGIS. 

Xialong Qiu


The Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies will host Author Xialong Qiu for our  first event of  the 2016-2017 Global Impact Series on Tuesday, November 15 at 4pm in the Garey hall Alumni Event Room.