Applied Global Studies:

Preparing Agents of Change to Meet a World of Need

In development for over a decade under the auspices of the non-profit International Beliefs and Values Institute (IBAVI) (, the mission of the Applied Global Studies Program is to produce self-reflective, socially aware, and globally engaged leaders who have the necessary dedication, knowledge, skills, and experiences to make a demonstrable difference in the world through the application of informed scholarship and thoughtful practice across one or more of the following five areas of concentration: 1) Conflict Resolution, 2) Global Education, 3) Human Rights, 4) Religious and Cultural Understanding, and 5) Sustainability.

This unique approach – the “AGS Model” – is characterized by eight learning-based components, all of which are informed by an overarching commitment to international and interdisciplinary engagement:

In short, the AGS Model uses the most current and innovative approaches to learning, growth, and development in order to help our students gain the confidence and competence necessary to become successful change agents across a wide range of settings, both locally and globally. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us directly at