IRIS Academic Programs: A Year in Review

It’s been a great year for IRIS! Last month, 144 students graduated with a major and/or a certificate from one of the Regional Centers. With eight area studies centers in IRIS, six of which are Title VI National Resource Centers, as well as the International Studies major, there were many opportunities for students to study the world. Here are the number of certificates and majors awarded this year, along with photos from the Centers’ ceremonies and other highlights:


African Studies: 47

East Asian Studies: 20

European Studies: 55

Middle East Studies: 7


Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies: 8

South Asia: 6

South East Asia: 10


International Studies: 103

Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies: 11

LACIS Undergraduate Advisor, Sarah Ripp (on left) with three graduating seniors.