International Relations

  • Students interested in careers in administrative services management, emergency management, legislatures, political science, political science or reporting will acquire a solid foundation through this pathway. Foreign Services offers three core AP courses, three related electives, career-related activities and work-based learning experiences.

    Seal of Biliteracy

    District 214 offers world language programs in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and American Sign Language. 

    Students enrolled in world language programs have the opportunity to earn the Seal of Biliteracy, the state of Illinois’ recognition for proficiency in English and one or more foreign languages. Students can receive the seal in languages taught in District 214 as well as for languages learned in classes outside the District. 

    In addition to appearing on diplomas and transcripts, the seal provides students with an opportunity to earn early college credit. All public community colleges and universities in the state of Illinois have established criteria on how early college credit is awarded. Information regarding this is available in the guidelines for each college and university.

    Work Based Learning Experiences in International Relations

    Student interns have completed a variety of tasks in the International Relations field, including, but not limited to:

    • Researching a social/political issue within a team of students from across the United States
    • Formulate solutions to an issue and present an action plan to a network of industry leaders
    • Practice key competencies that are necessary in the field such as collaboration, communication, research, problem solving, and quick thinking

Four Year Academic Plan