The New School - Summer 2023: Study opportunities in the Balkans and New York City/United Nations

Summer 2023: unique study opportunities in Cuba, Palestine, the Balkans, Ethiopia, and New York City/United Nations

The Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs (SGPIA) at The New School has unique opportunities for Summer 2023.


The International Field Program (IFP)IFP gives students real-world experience abroad at site. For 2023, applicants select one of four sites: Cuba, the Balkans and Eastern Europe, Ethiopia, and Palestine. Students travel to these places for in-country seminars, professional internships, project work, and opportunities for independent research with faculty supervision. Each site varies in its dates and programming, but basically each is 8 weeks and is a wonderful experiential learning opportunity. Apply through the IFP website—also see the page for application deadlines. The IFP deadline for Summer 2023 is February 8.


United Nations Summer Study (UNSS)A seven-week deep exploration of the UN system in New York City, featuring a class, colloquia with UN staff and other international affairs professionals, and site visits (mostly briefings at UN Member State missions to the UN). There is an option to participate in a practicum (student team consulting projects with UN agencies or NGOs). Apply through the UNSS website—also see the page for application deadlines. The UNSS deadline for Summer 2023 is February 15.


IFP and UNSS are open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as individuals pursuing continuing education in any field. There are credit or non-credit options. 


Online information session for IFP/UNSS:

Wednesday, February 1, 3:00 pm (New York City time)

To RSVP and receive a Zoom link, please register at session


Please circulate the attached flyer with IFP/UNSS 2023 program information and RSVP link to the information session.