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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 Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, provides graduate and undergraduate students and continuing education professionals from all fields and areas of study with knowledge and skills for understanding the United Nations system, and offers preparation for international and journalism careers. 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, and environmental and reform issues. UNSS’s coursework prepares you to analyze 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 through consultancy work with the UN system.

    United Nations Summer Study 2022 is offered in person in New York City. The UNSS 2023 format will be announced later. Our first priority will continue to be the health and safety of our community. Students must be vaccinated and have received a COVID-19 booster (if eligible) in order to enter campus buildings. 

    Hear UNSS Faculty Director Peter J. Hoffman outline the program

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

  • Contact Us

    UN Summer Study Program
    72 Fifth Avenue, room 605
    New York, NY 10011
    [email protected]

  • Dates & Deadlines

    Program Dates
    Monday, June 5-Friday, July 21, 2023

    Final Application Deadlines for Summer 2023
    Applications open: October 1, 2022
    Zoom rollout: October 14, 2022
    Option 1: Accepting applications on a rolling basis until March 31, 2023
    Option 2: February 15, 2023
    Option 3: Accepting applications on a rolling basis until March 31, 2023

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

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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