You want to work for social justice at the global level, but most United Nations study programs take you sightseeing. Do you want just a cursory tour, or do you want to immerse yourself in international affairs?
The United Nations Summer Study (UNSS) program, offered by The New School’s Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, provides graduate and undergraduate students and continuing education professionals with knowledge and skills for understanding the United Nations system, and offers preparation for international careers. Unlike other UN study programs, UNSS takes you beyond a narrow focus on security and diplomacy to investigate development, human rights, humanitarian action, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, and environmental and reform issues. UNSS’s online coursework prepares you to analyze and engage with contemporary issues, policies, and debates in international affairs. UNSS practicums, not found in any other UN summer program, enable you to gain hands-on experience through remote consultancy work with the UN system.
Watch The New School Field Programs Zoom webinar recording:
(Timecode 26:35 for the UN Summer Study presentation)
The program will be running primarily online this summer. The course (the class and discussion group sessions) and colloquium series will therefore be on Zoom. Practicums will also be on Zoom. However, we are exploring whether it will be possible, with continued improvement in the battle against COVID-19, to present certain components in person for those who are able and willing to attend. Either these components will not be required or we will try to also present them in an online synchronous format for those unable to attend in person. We are confident that the knowledge and skills nurtured through the program will remain valuable to those interested in analyzing the UN system and developing a critical perspective and tools with which to pursue international careers.
Credits: Participants earn 3 or 6 credits. A noncredit option is also available. Because this is an unpaid practicum, participants are encouraged to earn academic credit for this experience. Please consult with your faculty advisor.
Visit the UNSS website to learn about the different program options: