• Mayor Garcetti announces the Los Angeles partnership with Occidental to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

    Mayor Garcetti announces the LA's partnership with Oxy to advance UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Occidental College students and faculty on a research trip to the La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica, June 2017

    Occidental College students and faculty on a research trip to the La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica.

  • M. Demarco MAC '18 & L. Jimenez SOC '18 study Art History in Florence with Prof. Frank.

    M. Demarco MAC '18 & L. Jimenez SOC '18 study Art History in Florence with Prof. Frank.

Global Affairs

Global Affairs

Occidental College responds to an ever changing, ever complex globalized society by remaining at the forefront of global affairs teaching, research and engagement in the world.

McKinnon Center for Global Affairs promotes excellence in global liberal arts through teaching, research, outreach, and international exchange. The McKinnon Center houses exceptional assets connecting the College to Los Angeles and the world.

Diplomacy & World Affairs (DWA) is Occidental College’s nationally recognized international relations major. Students gain a firm theoretical foundation in an interdisciplinary major including courses in politics, economics, film/documentary-making, critical theory, history, and religious studies.

The U.N. Program places students in New York for a fast-paced semester designed to teach future leaders to think about, advocate for, and work toward a more just global society.

The John Parke Young Initiative on the Global Economy promotes national or international economic, social, financial policies and actions of public and social benefit. Dynamic results include global research and internships for students, and campus presentations by renown experts. 

International Programs is home to a variety of eye- and world-opening opportunities that encourage you to engage with other cultures and strengthen your life skills. Oxy’s research and study abroad programs foster intensive cross-cultural learning and collaboration through language and cultural immersion, independent fieldwork, and community-based learning projects.

Students come to Oxy from all over the world, to one of the world’s truly global cities. Oxy is a vibrant international campus where diverse backgrounds, interests and ideas thrive, where international and multinational students feel welcome and supported.