New Paltz to launch Global Engagement Program

April 8, 2013

New Paltz is planning to launch the SUNY Global Engagement Program, which has been designed to provide students with interests in global issues with field experience through internships along with a rigorous academic program. The program will be carried out at the SUNY Global Center in New York City every fall starting in 2013.

The semester-long program will carry a course load of 12-15 credit hours.  With assistance from Program Director and Associate Professor Ş. İlgü Özler (Political Science), students are expected to secure an internship of 20-25 hours per week. The internships are expected to be relevant to international affairs in organizations that foster global engagement. Students will also participate in a weekly seminar on international affairs at the SUNY Global Center and will work in a colloquium setting to develop, execute, and present their independent research projects. The students will be expected to write a full-length academic paper on research related to the topic of their internship.

For nearly twenty years, the Department of Political Science and International Relations at New Paltz has offered a six-credit United Nations semester course during which students visit the United Nations for weekly briefings from UN officials and country missions, as well as non-governmental organizations that work with the United Nations.  We will be working with these and other organizations to facilitate internship opportunities for program participants. Click here for more information.

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