Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information

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.


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.

Monthly videos offer taste of the world

Nov. 23, 2020
Volunteers show how to prepare favorite recipes from their native country.

Cortland plans global literacy conference

Oct. 27, 2020
Egypt's minister of education and technology will speak at the event on advances in remote education.

University offers Latinx History Month events

Oct. 14, 2020
Punta Night was rescheduled to wrap up the month on Friday, Oct. 16.


  • International Awareness Club
  • Model United Nations Club