International Studies

The world is more “inter-national” and interconnected than ever, and knowledge of other people and cultures is an asset. SUNY Cortland’s international studies program offers outstanding preparation for success in today’s globally interdependent world.

This unique interdisciplinary program grounds international understanding in the context of a strong liberal arts education. You will explore political, economic and social structures of various countries and regions while examining the pressing challenges of today and gaining insight into the historical events that contributed to them.

Cortland offers you dozens of study abroad programs across five continents in addition to hundreds of other opportunities available through our partner institutions.

A Cortland international studies degree puts the world at your doorstep. Our graduates work in international business and law, with government agencies and non-governmental organizations.




  • International Studies Minor [IST]

Cuban Expert to Lecture on Cultural Studies

Wilfredo Benítez Muñoz to speak on the Cuban art community.

Student Awarded Fulbright Assistantship

Gabriella Laruccia heads to Germany on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.

Cicero Earns Prestigious National Newman Civic Fellowship

Sophomore Alexandra Cicero's campus leadership recognized with year-long fellowship.

Students Model European Union in Big Apple

Twelve attended the Model European Union conference held March 30-April 2.

Upcoming Talks to Address Global Issues

A panel will discuss domestic terrorism around the world on March 22.


  • International Awareness Club
  • Model United Nations Club