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]

Upcoming Talks to Address Global Issues

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

College Hosting Immigration Discussion

Attorneys from Miller Mayer LLP have specialized in international legal matters.

Explore College's Study Abroad Program

Attend the Study Abroad Fair on Feb. 15 in Corey Union.

Six Taiwan Students Spend Year on Campus

The six visitors from Tamkang University bring an East Asian outlook.

Professor Helps Maya Artisans Rediscover Their Past, Build a Future

Maya pottery made using 3,000-year-old techniques are on display at Dowd Gallery


  • International Awareness Club
  • Model United Nations Club