International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML)

This program prepares you for employment in international firms, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

Ambassadors

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Eve Pike

IAML International Affairs and Modern Languages | Concentration in German | 1st Year | East Laurens High School

In what activities are you involved?

As of now I am currently a part of Georgia Tech's Greek life and now the Ivan Allen Ambassador program. As a first year I am still finding my way around all of the many clubs and organizations on campus, but I am definitely figuring out what works for me and where I can find people that are passionate about the same things I am.

What have you done so far while at Georgia Tech?

Since I have been a part of the Georgie Tech community I have been involved in everything from the freshman homecoming activities and going to all the football games to cheer on the Jackets to volunteering with my sorority as well as with Atlanta Missions. I also volunteer outside of Georgia Tech as I continue with an organization I was a part of in high school, SkillsUSA. I played tennis in high school as well and still play ever now and then. Fun fact about me, I'm also certified in construction and have helped with a Habitat for Humanity house before.

What do you like best about your major?

I love my major because of the exposure I get being surrounded by so many incredibly diverse individuals. Not only am I learning from amazing professors a multitude of information about cultures and languages. I am also experiencing those cultures and languages as I take classes with people from all across the world.

What do you love about liberal arts at Georgia Tech?

I love the community that the Ivan Allen College has created here on Georgia Tech's campus. As liberal arts majors at a largely STEM based school, we really get a small school feel and that is my favorite part. Every person I meet, whether a student, an advisor, or a professor, has a welcoming nature that I have yet to find anywhere else. No matter your ambitions, the people here are ready to help make you successful!

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Chloe Thomas

IAML International Affairs and Modern Languages | 1st Year | Dunwoody High School

In what activities are you involved?

I am involved in For The Kids which is the largest philanthropic organization on campus, and we work to raise money for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. I am also involved in my sorority where I participate in a variety of events and activities, and I am a member of the Watchcare Committee where I work to improve mental and physical health within my sorority.

What do you like best about your major?

What I like best about my major is the condensed class sizes, the amazing professors, the classes that I get to take and the experiences that I have the opportunity to be a part of. I also love Spanish, and I like learning about different cultures around the world as well as international events.

What do you love about liberal arts at Georgia Tech?

I like that liberal arts, specifically at Georgia Tech, is like that of no other university. I love the tight knit community that exists at Tech, and I like how small all of my liberal arts classes are because it gives me the opportunity to get to know other students and professors better. I also like the opportunities that I have which include being able to study abroad as well as participate in the International Plan, and I am able to incorporate my knowledge of Spanish and international affairs into the international experiences that I will partake in.

Have questions for Chloe? Contact Chloe.

Stephen Nash

IAML International Affairs and Modern Languages | Minor in Ocean Science and Sports, Technology, and Society | 2nd Year | Habersham Central High School

In what activities are you involved?

iGniTe advisory board

What internship, job, research, study abroad, or other academic experiences do you have?

10U Academy soccer coach at Inter Atlanta FC; Spain LBAT; Bee-Snap VIP

What do you like best about your major?

It allows me to carefully select my coursework to fit my personal interests and provides a solid language background to help me communicate those.

What do you love about liberal arts at Georgia Tech?

There is nowhere else that brings STEM and humanities together better. I love the interdisciplinary leaning of liberal arts, and I love that, thanks to Georgia Tech, I have all the STEM resources I could ever need to actually get things done.

Have questions for Stephen? Contact Stephen.

MaKenna McGuire

IAML International Affairs and Modern Languages | Minor in Spanish | Concentration in Spanish | 1st Year | Lambert High School

In what activities are you involved?
Outside of the ambassador program here in the Ivan Allen College, I am involved in Greek life on campus. Our organization allows us to participate in events and activities that raise awareness about our philanthropy and its importance. I am also holding a position as the Marshall and held positions as Homecoming Committee heads. Also, I hope to join Model UN in the Spring to gain a real-life application to International Affairs.

What internship, job, research, study abroad, or other academic experiences do you have? 
This Summer, I am planning on going on the European Union Study Abroad Program within my major.

What do you like best about your major?
In my major, I like how I can combine both International Affairs and Spanish into one major. Also, I like how my major stresses the importance of international experiences because it is important to apply both the international affairs courses with the language that you are learning.

What do you love about liberal arts at Georgia Tech?
At Georgia Tech, I love how the liberal arts program is diverse and so applicable to the real world. In each of your classes, you are learning information and discussing topics that are issues in the world today. Also, I like how we get to incorporate aspects of the STEM education into our majors because that makes our degrees more competitive in future job opportunities.

Have questions for MaKenna? Contact MaKenna.

In what activities are you involved?
Outside of the ambassador program here in the Ivan Allen College, I am involved in Greek life on campus. Our organization allows us to participate in events and activities that raise awareness about our philanthropy and its importance. I am also holding a position as the Marshall and held positions as Homecoming Committee heads. Also, I hope to join Model UN in the Spring to gain a real-life application to International Affairs.

What internship, job, research, study abroad, or other academic experiences do you have? 
This Summer, I am planning on going on the European Union Study Abroad Program within my major.

What do you like best about your major?
In my major, I like how I can combine both International Affairs and Spanish into one major. Also, I like how my major stresses the importance of international experiences because it is important to apply both the international affairs courses with the language that you are learning.

What do you love about liberal arts at Georgia Tech?
At Georgia Tech, I love how the liberal arts program is diverse and so applicable to the real world. In each of your classes, you are learning information and discussing topics that are issues in the world today. Also, I like how we get to incorporate aspects of the STEM education into our majors because that makes our degrees more competitive in future job opportunities.

Have questions for MaKenna? Contact MaKenna.

Jack Sheldon

IAML International Affairs and Modern Language |  Concentration in French | 3rd Year | North Atlanta High School

In what activities are you involved?

Greek life, Model United Nations, Student Government, 

What internship, job, research, study abroad, or other academic experiences do you have?

Georgia Tech European Union study abroad program, Summer 2019 Research Assistant Center for European and Transatlantic Studies, Summer 2020 Conflict Resolution Intern Mali Independent Observer at the Carter Center, Fall 2020

What do you like best about your major?

What I love most about IAML is the marriage between INTA and languages. It's fascinating to see how the two fields have so much overlap, and I am able to synthesize concepts and skills from both areas. IAML also allows for great study abroad and research experiences, as well as immersive and relevant coursework.

What do you love about liberal arts at Georgia Tech?

I love learning liberal arts at a predominately STEM university because the liberal arts are taught differently. I learn traditional theories and concepts, but then am taught how to apply them to real-world problem solving. Therefore I have soft and hard skills related to my studies which makes me more marketable and a more holistic student.

Have questions for Jack Sheldon? Contact Jack.

Kimberly Kassis

IAML International Affairs and Modern Language |  Concentration in Spanish | 1st Year | Atlanta Girls' School

In what activities are you involved?

I am a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and am on the DEI committee. I am also part of the RISE FLO.

What internship, job, research, study abroad, or other academic experiences do you have?

I am currently a writing intern with the Department of Veterans Affairs Digital Media Engagement Team. This summer I am participating in the global at home Spanish program

What do you like best about your major?

What I like the most about my major is the ability to specialize your focus through electives. International Affairs can be a broad topic, and the Sam Nunn School gives us the broad skills necessary to succeed, but also helps us define our interests and skills. I also like that I am able to combine international affairs and modern languages into one major. They are topics that fit well with each other and foster a well rounded degree and education that prepares me for the world and a variety of careers.

What do you love about liberal arts at Georgia Tech?

I love that Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech includes technology skills in our education. Besides the required computer science class, professors work to include coding in their classes and teach students how to utilize skills for social science work. Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech is a truly well rounded experience that is rooted in both the humanities and sciences, giving students unique experiences and skills that prepare students for the world beyond college.

Have questions for Jack Sheldon? Contact Kimberly.

Stephen Nash

IAML International Affairs and Modern Language |  Concentration in Spanish | Minors in Ocean Science; Sports, Society, and Technology| 3rd Year | Habersham Central High School

In what activities are you involved?

Global Social Entrepreneurship VIP, PPE4ALL, coaching academy soccer at Inter Atlanta FC, LC Council, iGniTe Advisory Board

What internship, job, research, study abroad, or other academic experiences do you have?

Spain LBAT, BeeSnap VIP, Summer Sessions intern

What do you like best about your major?

I love how my major allows me to combine the areas I’m passionate about with diverse, real world skills.

What do you love about liberal arts at Georgia Tech?

I love how the students of the Ivan Allen College work to embody the Georgia Tech motto of “Progress and Service” every day.

Have questions for Jack Sheldon? Contact Stephen Nash.

Anaïs Acree

IAML International Affairs and Modern Language | 1st Year | Riverwood International Charter School

In what activities are you involved?

Model United Nations, Student Government, Ramblin Reck Club, Greek Life

What internship, job, research, study abroad, or other academic experiences do you have?

As a Global Leadership - Living Learning Community (GL-LLC) Cultural and Festivities Student Action Team Leader, I organize and plan events to raise cultural awareness of various international holidays and celebrations in the Tech community.

What do you like best about your major?

I have always been interested in different countries from the cultural and social side. I enjoy studying International Affairs because it provides me more insight into the academic, political, and international perspectives.

What do you love about liberal arts at Georgia Tech?

At Georgia Tech, technology is inherent to the campus culture. For those seeking it, the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts offers a program of study option that incorporates powerful STEM concepts, for example innovatively employing scientific problem solving techniques including statistical analysis using the R problem language. This helps relate traditionally qualitative liberal arts concepts in a more quantitative usable format, directly relatable to the real-world needs of industry. To me this makes the coursework seem more relevant and engaging.

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