Global, Urban, and Environmental Studies (GLUE)

United Nations Summer Study in NYC, June 4 – July 21 2018

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 Graduate Program in International Affairs, puts graduate and undergraduate students on the ground in the United Nations and in New York City. 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, environmental, and reform issues. UNSS course work prepares you to understand 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 in the UN system.
Learn more about The New School’s UN Summer Study program, before you apply online.
UNSS Application Deadline:
Option 2 deadline: Feb. 15, 2018
Final deadline: March 31, 2018

2018 UNSS Program:  June 4 – July 20

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Visit to learn about our three different program options as well as the structure of the class, colloquia, and site visits in NYC. UNSS is open to undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors), graduate students, and continuing education professionals from all fields and studies.

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Graduates and Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctural, Professional Studies Diploma, Graduates Certificate, or Associate's programs, or to apply to the Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students, complete and submit the New School Online Application.