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.


University offers Latinx History Month events

Sept. 24, 2020
In its second year, the cultural series goes virtual for safety's sake.

University prepares for future study abroad

Sept. 14, 2020
International Programs continues virtually despite closed borders.

Senior is Cortland’s 14th national Gilman scholar

July 21, 2020
Shaneya Simmelkjaer will study in Ghana during summer 2021

Cortland offers virtual, SUNY-wide study abroad

June 30, 2020
From a distance, students will help Israel bloom its desert economy.

Two alumni win SUNY Graduate Fellowships

May 19, 2020
Breanna Washington ’19 and Natalie Lipari ’20 earned this singular, graduate award.


  • International Awareness Club
  • Model United Nations Club