Alumni are a living testimony to the value of a University of New Hampshire education. Alumni use what they learned from the International Affairs Dual Major and studying abroad to effect change around them, ultimately contributing knowledge and valuable skills to their communities, the nation and the world. For over 25 years, IA and study abroad alumni have made contributions in many important fields including business, education, communications, politics, international relations, sports and science. Distinguished alumni include Steve Boyer (IA/Environmental Conservation ’87), Senior Programme Officer for the UN Institute for Training and Research in Geneva, Switzerland; Paul Waldner (IA/History ’93), President KAMTEK East Asia, in Zhuhai, China; Florence Reed (IA/ Environmental Conservation ’90) and Bob Leavitt (IA/History), Director for African Affairs in President Obama’s National Security Council.
There are numerous opportunities for alumni to stay involved and connected after they graduate. The UNH Alumni Association coordinates a variety of alumni groups, events and programs. Alumni interested in supporting the IA and study abroad program can give back to the institution by endowing student scholarships or various other areas of critical importance. Alumni can also come back to campus to share their skills, experience and career journey with interested students.
Facts and Figures
IA and study abroad alumni live in all 50 states and many countries around the world. Since 1985, almost 800 students have completed the International Affairs (IA) dual major, while many thousands of UNH students have studied abroad. From the beginning, the Center for International Education has made an effort to stay in touch with its alumni, particularly its IA Dual Majors. Even so, we occasionally lose touch with some; if you are in contact with anyone on this list, we hope that you will encourage them to contact us. And please bring us up to date on your life by completing a simple IA/Study Abroad Alumni Form and click this map or list to see where IA alumni are! A great way to keep your connection alive with UNH alumni interested in international issues is to join the UNH International Affairs and Study Abroad Alumni group on LinkedIn and Facebook.
Share your success stories and photos with us
We have a great collection of alumni profiles. They provide testimony to the success of the international affairs dual major and inspiration to all. Please continue to share your stories (we need study abroad alumni too!) with us; click here for details. You can view a variety of photos by selecting from the list of slideshows in the right-hand menu.
Happy Returns ~ IA alumni back on campus
With support from a Class of 1954 Academic Enrichment Fund, CIE has established the Happy Returns program to bring International Affairs alumni from across the schools/colleges back to campus to discuss their work, their academic preparation, and their career paths with students and others in the university community. Click here for more information.
- About CIE
- International Affairs Dual Major
- IA Policy, Curriculum, Requirements
- What is a Dual Major?
- IA Faculty
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- FAQs for IA Students
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- Getting Started
- Applied - Accepted
- While Abroad
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- Documents & Forms
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- Faculty & Advisors
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- Incoming International Exchange Students
- The World at UNH
- UNH Int'l Travel Policies & Resources
- International Travel Assistance & Insurance Program
- Policy on International Travel Risk Review (ITRR)
- International Travel Registry
- Developing UNH-Managed Study Abroad Programs
- International Agreements
- Risk Management Tools