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Brianne Holden

In 2010, I graduated with a degree in Global Cultures and a minor in History. My primary emphasis was Hispanic/Latino Cultures and my secondary emphasis was locating Europe. The Global Cultures major has helped me develop a profound cultural awareness and passion for travel. Courses in the program are very interdisciplinary, and as a result I was able to take classes from the School of Social Science as well as Humanities. The Global Cultures major has given me an in depth understanding of globalization and its impact on a variety of cultures worldwide.

In 2008 I was fortunate enough to study in Spain for a semester. It was one of the best decisions of my life. This study abroad experience dramatically improved my Spanish language skills, and taught me much about myself and how others in far-away places structure their lives. I highly recommend anyone interested in Global Cultures to also study abroad.

In February I plan to teach English in Chile. My Global Cultures major will help me cope in South America, and facilitate my understanding and appreciation of Chile’s cultural diversity. In Fall 2011, I plan to return to school to pursue a Ph.D. program in International Studies.

If you are interested in the Global Cultures major and have any questions, please feel free to contact me at I will be happy to help you out!