Since its inception in 2002, the International Field Program has provided a way for emerging practitioners to gain experience in the field while following a rigorous course of study that provides a critical context for understanding global issues.
Over the past decade, hundreds of students have participated in the International Field Program (IFP), in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Students gain practical field experience through work and research with NGOs, international organizations, government, and local agencies. The program is open to all master's students at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy and, with approval, to students across The New School.
Students who meet the eligibility requirements can apply to the IFP and are selected through a competitive review process.
The IFP offers several summer sites, where students work on projects ranging from post-conflict state building to long-term monitoring and evaluation of projects with international organizations such as the World Bank. Participating students earn six graduate credits. If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IFP Team
Director of International Field Programs: Fabiola Berdiel
IFP Advisor: Mark Johnsonifp@newschool.edu
All costs listed below are the student's responsibility unless otherwise specified.
Tuition: 6 credits
The cost per credit is the same as for the fall and spring semesters.
IFP Program Fees
The $1,000 fee covers administrative costs associated with running the spring-summer program.
Additional Variable Costs
Financing the IFP
Students with Milano scholarships can apply them toward IFP summer tuition.
They must also pay a $1,000 IFP program fee.
To apply for the IFP you must complete the online application and, at the end of the process, upload the following three documents:
Have these documents ready before you begin filling out this application. Without these document files available and ready for upload, you will not be able to complete the application process.
The brief essays (approximately 500 words) should explain:
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