The International Honours programme brings students together across different institutions. However, St Andrews and William & Mary have much in common – they both offer a broad interdisciplinary approach to understanding global and international politics. Both universities design their first and second year teaching in a way that encourage breadth, while simultaneously achieving rudimentary disciplinary depth. At St Andrews students select two-thirds of their sub-honours modules outside core IR, and William & Mary programme covers modules from at least three departments: Government, Economics and History. In their honours years, students specialise in areas and topics in international politics that are of their interest. These elective modules — covering all major world regions, trade, security, foreign policy, peace and conflict studies, international organisations etc. — are offered in small class setting, where students learn from world-renowned experts researching on the topics they teach. Both programmes also have their unique strengths allowing students to design a truly unparalleled programme, which builds on the specifics of North American and British approaches to International Relations. Studying at William & Mary incorporates strong methodological training, while St. Andrews’ strengths in international political theory and critical approaches encourage students to question their own assumptions about the world we live in. Both programmes host numerous speakers and events and are internationally recognised as world-class centres in international politics. Last but not least, as a student interested in international relations you probably have an ambition to live, study and work in different countries. The joint degree programme in International Relations has this ethos already built in. It creates a community of like-minded individuals, who will help you settle into both universities and thrive academically in two countries separated by an ocean.