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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?

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    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 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 online 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 remote consultancy work with the UN system.

    United Nations Summer Study (UNSS) 2021 is being planned along two tracks, one premised on an in-person experience and the other assuming that the program will be online due to COVID-19. It is our hope that UNSS will take place on the ground in New York City, but if it is not yet safe, the program will run on Zoom. Regardless of which track is realized, given our experience with previous years, we are confident that the knowledge and skills nurtured through the program will remain valuable to those analyzing the UN system and developing a critical perspective and tools with which to pursue international careers. We expect to make a decision about whether the program will be conducted online or in person by April 1, 2021.

  • Contact Us

    UN Summer Study Program
    72 Fifth Avenue, room 605
    New York, NY 10011
    unstudy@newschool.edu

  • Dates & Deadlines

    Program Dates
    Monday, June 7, 2021-Friday, July 23, 2021

    Final Application Deadlines
    Option 1: Accepting applications on a rolling basis until March 31
    Option 2: February 15
    Option 3: Accepting applications on a rolling basis until March 31

  • 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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