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 Studies Minor [IST]

SUNY Cortland Plans Study Abroad Fair

Learn about international travel between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Speaker to Discuss the Devadasi and Human Rights in India

The Brooks Lecture Series continues with Shalini Aiyappa discussing the Devadasi system in India.

SUNY Cortland Experts Weigh in on Nuclear Issues

Panel discussion to explore U.S. relations with North Korea and Iran.

Cuban Expert to Lecture on Cultural Studies

Wilfredo Benítez Muñoz to speak on the Cuban art community.

Student Awarded Fulbright Assistantship

Gabriella Laruccia heads to Germany on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.


  • International Awareness Club
  • Model United Nations Club