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In the process of completing an CIS degree, students obtain a number of useful skills that will make them more competitive in an increasingly international job market:

International Communication and Adaptability
CIS students study at least 16 hours of a foreign language which, combined with a study abroad experience, allows students to become proficient in speaking, reading and writing a foreign language and to more readily adjust to new and different environments.

Cultural Awareness
Through a combination of coursework and study abroad experience, SIAS students learn about foreign cultures and customs, develop inter-cultural skills, and become more sensitive toward and welcoming of cultural diversity.

Academic Tools
CIS students develop a broad base of knowledge in their area of focus, the ability to conduct research and analyze information from a variety of sources, and the written and oral communication skills necessary to express their thoughts effectively.