Student Spotlight

International Studies Graduate Student Cairo Larkins was selected by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of African Affairs, as a Foreign Service Intern in Summer 2019. Cairo was assigned to the Office of Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana, where he spent 10 weeks performing the duties of a Foreign Service Officer and helping to implement U.S. foreign policy in Ghana.

Graduate Student, Cairo Larkins, poses in front of an American Flag
Alumna Melisa Kakas

Alumni Spotlight

"I first worked in global regulatory research, then explored project and change management, and finally found my place under the sun in the corporate communications department of one of the biggest Japanese multinational corporations specializing in imaging and optical products, Canon. 

I’m not sure what the next five years of my career and life will bring because I gave up having firm plans a long time ago, but I can definitely say that my time at Texas State will stay with me forever.” - Melisa Kakas, MAIS 2014

Faculty and Staff Spotlight

Dr. Longmei Yu poses with Dr. Paul Hart

Dr. Longmei Yu

International Studies Administrator of the Year

Dr. Louie Dean Valencia and Dr. Paul Hart

Dr. Louie Dean Valencia

International Studies Faculty Member of the Year