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.


Ficarra Wins International Study Abroad Award

Julie Ficarra was honored by NAFSA: Association of International Educators in May.

New Class Takes Break in Cuba

Four students sampled Cuban culture and politics with Professor Jeremiah Donovan.

Latin American Zombie Culture Discussed

The April 3 talk concludes this year’s Brooks Lecture Series.

Nurse to Speak on International Medical Aid

Patricia Carrick has completed missions in Malawi, South Sudan and Sierra Leone.

Brooks Series to Explore Fear of Death

This year's theme compares western and non-western concepts about death.


  • International Awareness Club
  • Model United Nations Club