Programs : Brochure
- Locations: New York City, United States
- Program Terms: Fall
- Restrictions: Non-SUNY New Paltz applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Fall
The program is designed to provide students with interests in global issues with field experience through unpaid internships along with a rigorous academic program. The program will be carried out at the SUNY Global Center in NYC every Fall starting in 2013 and it will be coordinated by SUNY New Paltz.
New York City offers a wealth of opportunity for students to gain hands on experience in the world of international affairs. The presence of the United Nations Secretariat and offices of all UN related organizations will provide openings for students in many fields of study related to global affairs including education, the arts, the social and natural sciences, and business.
The semester long program will carry a course load of 12-15 credit hours. With assistance from the Program Director, students are expected to secure an internship of 20-25 hours per week. The internships are expected to be relevant to international affairs in organizations that foster global engagement. In addition, students are expected to participate in a weekly seminar on international affairs at the SUNY Global Center. The course will integrate academic works related to international governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations as well as international relations between states and regional dynamics. Students will work in a colloquium setting to develop, execute, and present their independent research projects under the guidance of the Program Director. Through the colloquium process, students are expected to write a full length academic paper on their research related to the topic of their internship.
Students obtain a globally engaged and internationally focused unpaid internship in New York City, attend weekly seminar and colloquium and conduct a major research project. The goal of this course is to gain field experience in international affairs. Students will be able to demonstrate multicultural and interpersonal communication skills and become fluent in the current state of international relations including UN and affiliated organizations as well as international non-governmental organizations.
Language of Instruction
SUNY - State University of New York
Contact SUNY New Paltz Study Abroad Advisor Catherine Collado.