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  • International Field Program
  • We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2022. We will start accepting applications for summer 2023 on October 1, 2022, and then on a rolling basis until programs are full.

    For an overview of our International Affairs summer offerings, including the IFP and Remote Studios, please watch this video by Fabiola Berdiel, Associate Dean for Partnerships and Practice-Based Learning.

    To learn from faculty supervisors about each site they lead, watch these brief videos:

    The Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs is offering two types of experiential learning opportunities: field programs and remote studios. Field programs are on-the-ground experiences at a site abroad. Remote studios are online hubs for project work, independent research, and/or virtual internships. It is our hope that the field programs will take place on the ground in each country site. However, if travel restrictions are in place due to COVID-19, students accepted to field programs will be offered the option to participate in remote studios instead. Remote studios are organized on similar topics but will take place completely online, with a virtual internship, project, or independent research component.

    Since its inception in 2002, hundreds of students have participated in our signature International Field Program (IFP) in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. The IFP is a platform for emerging practitioners and researchers to gain experience in the field in an academic environment. The IFP is unique among international affairs programs in the United States for its extended field stays. In the course of nine weeks, students work and conduct research with community-based organizations, NGOs, international organizations, and governmental agencies. The topics covered range from community development, policy advocacy, citizen journalism, and post-conflict state building to urban planning and long-term monitoring and evaluation.

    The IFP faculty consists of prominent scholars and leading experts on the topics and regions of engagement. The faculty-led customized programs offer students from all disciplines access to a wide network of on-the-ground collaborations with academics, NGO professionals, community activists, and government agencies relevant to the issues being examined. The dedicated IFP faculty prepare students to engage critically with current international debates and practices in relation to social and economic rights, urban and community development, new media and technology, environmental justice, migration and refugees, governance, conflict, and peacebuilding.

    The IFP is designed to extend learning beyond the classroom. Students get firsthand field exposure to a range of perspectives, ideas, and people through orientation, field trips, guest speakers, professional internships, faculty-supervised projects and research, and day-to-day interactions.

    The IFP is open to master's and PhD students, undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors), and continuing education professionals from all fields and areas of study. The program is open to both New School students and applicants from other universities.

    Any program is subject to cancellation due to lack of interest, health concerns, politics, conflict, safety, security, or other force majeure events.

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    International Field Program
    72 Fifth Avenue, room 605
    New York, NY 10011
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