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  • International Field Program
  • The International Field Program (IFP) is designed to extend learning beyond the classroom, giving students firsthand exposure to a range of perspectives, ideas, and people through orientation, field trips, guest speakers, internships, faculty-supervised projects and research, and day-to-day interactions. For summer 2023, we are offering four country programs

    • The Balkans
    • Cuba
    • Ethiopia
    • Palestine

    We will start accepting applications for summer 2023 on October 26, 2022, and then on a rolling basis until programs are full. 

    The International Field Program is a platform for emerging practitioners and researchers to gain field experience in an academic environment. Since its inception in 2002, hundreds of students have traveled to more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. 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. Topics and skills are broad and varied, ranging from community development, policy advocacy, citizen journalism, and post-conflict state building to urban planning, microenterprise, and monitoring and evaluation.

    The IFP faculty consists of prominent scholars and leading experts on the topics and regions of engagement, and 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.

    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.

    Country programs may be canceled due to COVID or safety and security concerns. 

  • Contact Us

    International Field Program
    72 Fifth Avenue, room 605
    New York, NY 10011
    [email protected]

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Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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