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About GSIS at University of Memphis About GSIS at University of Memphis

The Tennessee Governor's School for International Studies will give you the opportunity to see far beyond the boundaries of our state and to explore and assess the global economic, historical and cultural relationships that affect us. You will discuss world issues with political and business leaders. You will develop your own conclusions and solutions to problems faced by third world nations. Through your courses, projects, lectures and discussions, you will discover the complexities of international inter-dependence.

The Curriculum

The goals of the curriculum are:
  • To develop problem solving skills related to global events
  • To develop an appreciation and understanding of other cultures
  • To enrich the critical thinking process with an international perspective
  • To provide intensive instruction and research experiences in the political, economic and social systems of the world.
Formal courses, supervised individual and group projects, and experimental learning techniques will be part of the program. Seminars led by prominent international, national, and local scholars, statesmen, and business executives will allow you to gain extensive insight into international relations. In-depth study of languages, customs, lifestyles, and cultures of various nationalities will be an integral part of the learning experience.

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