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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.

Here is some basic information about the International Studies Program from the Coordinator of the Program, Prof. Alexandru Balas.

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Urban planner Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah to speak

April 19, 2022
Boamah will discuss the water-land-health nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa on April 27.

Clark Center to remember Holocaust

April 19, 2022
The week will be highlighted by a memoir and a play based on actual letters from the Holocaust.

Students model European Union

Feb. 8, 2022
SUNY Cortland students gained diplomatic skills in a second year of virtual Model EU.

Student researchers make the most of summer experience

Aug. 17, 2021
Nine high-achieving students earned a summer undergraduate research fellowship in 2021, helping them pursue full-time scholarly work with a faculty member.

SUNY Upstate researcher to discuss global future of COVID-19

March 30, 2021
Stephen Thomas was lead principal investigator for Pfizer vaccine phase three trial.

Clubs/Societies

  • International Awareness Club
  • Model United Nations Club