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 photo contest winners named

Dec. 20, 2019
Taiwanese competitor’s Arizona canyon image wins international student experience category.

Students practice solving international crises

Nov. 5, 2019
Seven Cortland undergraduates negotiated against graduate students from Syracuse University's Maxwell School.

South Korean artist to display sculpture

Oct. 8, 2019
A Dowd Gallery exhibition by TeaYoun Kim-Kassor opens Oct. 14.

Spanish artist to discuss depiction of immigration

Sept. 24, 2019
Juan Gallego's forthcoming graphic novel, The Plague, deals with tragic events.

Lecture Series to explore power of action

Sept. 23, 2019
The Brooks Lectures starting on Sept. 25 will highlight efforts to end injustice.


  • International Awareness Club
  • Model United Nations Club