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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?

    Information for summer 2022 will soon be posted; until then, the Zoom rollout event for 2021 (including both United Nations Summer Study and the International Field Program) is available for viewing here: Field Programs Zoom webinar recording.

    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.

    The program is being planned on two tracks for next summer: one in person and one on Zoom. We are exploring whether it will be possible, with continued improvement in the battle against COVID-19, to present certain components in person for those who are able and willing to attend. Either these components will not be required or we will try to also present them in an online synchronous format for those unable to attend in person. We are confident that the knowledge and skills nurtured through the program will remain valuable to those interested in analyzing the UN system and developing a critical perspective and tools with which to pursue international careers.

  • 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-Friday, July 23, 2021

    Final Application Deadlines for Summer 2022
    Applications open: October 1, 2021
    Zoom rollout: October 15, 2021
    Option 1: Accepting applications on a rolling basis until March 31, 2022
    Option 2: February 15, 2022
    Option 3: Accepting applications on a rolling basis until March 31, 2022

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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

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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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