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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.

UNSS Application Deadline: 

February 15, 2017

2017 UNSS Program:  

June 5 – July 21, 2017

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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