Global Studies majors are expected to participate in an immersion experience in another culture, abroad or here in the United States. This requirement is designed to complement each student's course of study and can be fulfilled in a variety of ways, according to individual needs. Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities available through Alverno's international study programs to study outside the United States as exchange students, or take travel courses led by Alverno faculty. Students may also participate in international programs independently. Global Studies Minors are also encouraged to take part in an international studies program.