Field Programs

The Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs is committed to immersive, long-term, field-based learning. The program offers two unique intensive summer programs which are open to all students in the MA and MS programs, as well as students across The New School and from other universities! Learn more about the International Field Program and the United Nations Summer Study to see how International Affairs at The New School can take you places.

International Field Program

Our signature International Field Program, with research and internship opportunities at sites around the world. Past sites include Cuba, the Balkans, Brazil, South Africa, and Ethiopia. 

 To learn more about the sites, visit the International Field Program Blog. 

2018 International Field Correspondents

Each summer, as students spread out across the world as part of the International Field Program (IFP) and Studio Programs,  the IFP Field Correspondents are our eyes and ears on the ground, telling their stories as they conduct independent research, contribute to the vital work of local non-profits, NGOs, and government agencies, and gain invaluable international experience. 

United Nations Summer Study

The seven-week United Nations Summer Study, an immersive program based at the UN headquarters. Students complete the course, “The United Nations and World Order”, participate in the colloquium series, and attend numerous site visits.

2018 United Nations Summer Study Participants

The United Nations Summer Study (UNSS) program puts graduate, undergraduate, and PhD students on the ground in the United Nations and in New York City. Unlike other UN study programs, UNSS takes you beyond a narrow focus on security and diplomacy to investigate development, human rights, humanitarian action, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, and environmental and reform issues. Hear from past participants about how the program has deepened their understanding of the UN, opened up truly global conversations, and related to their own studies.