International Affairs


The International Affairs Program is an interdisciplinary program of the Department of Political Science. We prepare students who aspire to work as diplomats, foreign affairs researchers, military specialists, corporate managers, international development professionals, journalists, lawyers, international bankers, teachers, and entrepreneurs.

Why Study International Affairs at Eastern?

We are dedicated to academic excellence and student success.

Affordable Education

You don't have to sacrifice quality to get an education you can afford.

Exposure to Other Cultures

You'll learn about how different cultures interact and study global relations.

Excellent Job Opportunities

Our graduates have a great record of finding employment soon after graduation.

Learn a Foreign Language

Choose from a variety of languages including Spanish, French, German, Chinese and more.

Conduct and Present Research

Get hands-on experience as you conduct and present your own research to others.

International Affairs Community

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Student Club

The International Affairs Community (IAC) is a student organization that sponsors events focused on five overlapping themes: poverty, inequality, racism, militarism, and environmental crisis at local, national, and international levels. Events include inviting field experts, holding panel discussions, conducting debates on current issues, and community outreach programs. We encourage all students and community members to participate!

For general questions and information, please contact Majid Sharifi at 509.359.2415 or

IAC Events & Information

Careers in International Affairs

The International Affairs degrees prepare students for a wide variety of jobs:

Foreign Service

Government Agencies

United Nations

Private Sector

International Business