History studies the human experience globally over time. No one culture exists in a vacuum, and there have always been encounters—both peaceful and, unfortunately, violent—between different peoples and their historically derived traditions.

Even if you are focused on United States history, the country’s history is shaped by Native Americans, Africans, and immigrants from diverse Asian and European countries. It is not only a tale of former British colonies.

Study abroad enriches the historian’s skill set through exposure to living traditions, archival materials and historic sites.

The Rinker Center for Global Affairs stresses:

“Study-abroad programs — open to all Ball State students — give a myriad of opportunities to explore intercultural issues outside the classroom and around the world.

Programs vary in length, location, and cost. Study Abroad programs offer academic credit, so if you participate and plan properly you likely won’t have to delay graduation. Some programs also offer professional internship opportunities.”