Global Engagement

Our students held internships and volunteered with over 25 organizations and travelled for study or research to over 22 countries. These include:

• Council on Foreign Relations
• International Rescue Committee
• Witness
• Amnesty International
• Public Advocates Office, New York City (Bill de Blasio)
• WBAI Radio Station (99.5)
• The Bassiouni Group: An International Business Consultancy that develops Collaborative Solutions
• Liberty in North Korea
• World Federalist Movement
• World Food Program
• Tribeca Film Festival
• Students for a Free Tibet


• Eco-Up
• Hawaii International Film Festival
• Landless Workers Movement
• Native Resistance Network
• Stepping Stones
• Sojourners Detention Visiting Project
• Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
• International Rescue Committee
• Students of the African Diaspora (SOAD)
• Designing Development
• Occupy Wall Street

International Travel

This year our students studied and travelled widely abroad, including participating in the New School’s Democracy and Diversity graduate-level January term in Capetown, South Africa; attending a Model UN conference in South Korea; conducting research in China with a grant from the India China Institute; and participating in the Lang Cambodia program. Our students are clamoring for study abroad opportunities and eager to travel.

The countries our students visited this year for study or research include:

Turkey, Spain, Tibet, South Africa, South Korea, Nepal, Argentina, Mexico, Morocco, India, Kosovo, Great Britain, Guatemala, France, Ghana, Costa Rica, China, Brazil, Cambodia, Poland, Peru, Rwanda

The Global Studies Program has explored creating new concrete study abroad programs in Rwanda, Geneva, Kosovo, Cuba and Istanbul, and is eager to make some of these a reality with the crucial support of the university. Full proposals exist for a study trip to Rwanda, a semester-long program in Geneva, and a summer and semester program in Kosovo, and preliminary discussions have taken place for programs in Istanbul and Cuba. There is, however, no clear process at the university for moving these forward.

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