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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.


Cortland welcomes new registrar, international programs director

Dec. 6, 2022
Jennifer Martin Tse will assume the role of registrar, and Daniela Baban Hurrle is now director of international programs

International photo contest winners announced

Nov. 22, 2022
View the 26 student photos recognized by the International Programs Office.

‘Drachen’ going global in Germany  

Oct. 11, 2022
Students and teachers study how to be ‘global citizens.’  

Dowd Gallery opens with exhibition titled “Runaway”

Aug. 26, 2022
Queens artist Beth Livensperger explores interactions between labor and public space.

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.


  • International Awareness Club
  • Model United Nations Club