Global, Urban, and Environmental Studies (GLUE)

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About Global Studies

Global Studies is an interdisciplinary, university-wide bachelors program at The New School. Global Studies is about social transformation and justice. We combine rigorous academic inquiry with experiential learning through research and practice, to prepare our students for a future in which they are oriented towards improving existing systems — locally and globally — and gain the knowledge and experience to change them.

  • Global Studies teaches students to critically examine power structures and analyze pressing issues while introducing them to contexts, causal dynamics, and perspectives far from daily headlines.
  • Global Studies students learn to think across disciplines and scales, to understand our own implication in how things came to be and to pursue innovative responses to seemingly intractable problems.
  • Our faculty includes practitioners in a variety of academic disciplines as well as professions including advocacy, community organizing, and international law.
  • Experiential learning is an integral part of Global Studies, and the major creates opportunities for students to apply their knowledge through internship, volunteer, and fieldwork experiences in New York and abroad.
  • The program also offers unique opportunities for sharing experiences and coursework with urban studies, environmental studies, food studies, and foreign languages.
  • Students with strong academic standing can apply for an accelerated Bachelors/Masters option leading to graduate degrees in International Affairs, Politics, Urban Policy, Media Studies, among others.

In learning to transform ideals into action at the global level, students prepare for careers in the non-profit sector, public service, international organizations, global media, development, the arts, research organizations, education, and law, as well as graduate study in the social sciences, and more.

Bachelor’s Program and Eugene Lang students can declare Global Studies as their major.  For more information about Global Studies at The New School, including updates on events and courses contact


Jonathan Bach (Global Studies)

Joseph Heathcott (Urban Studies & Environmental Studies)

GLUE Advisor:
Chris McElderry
2 West 13th St. 506C
Phone: 646.909.2260

Global Studies Program Coordinator:
Erin Simmons
66 West 12th St. 9th Floor
Phone: 646.909.2404

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66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10012

Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 6 PM

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The New School’s interdisciplinary undergraduate programs in Global, Urban and Environmental Studies (GLUE) form an academic laboratory for students to delve into the manifold ways in which global forces are redefining our cities and our ecologies. Within a project-centered curriculum students develop expertise through one of our undergraduate majors and a suite of graduate programs. Students learn to synthesize and creatively employ concepts and skills from social sciences, design, and humanities, and to use this knowledge to impact their world.

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