Since its inaugural class in 2002, over 900 students have participated in the signature International Field Program (IFP) of SGPIA. Designed to extend learning beyond the classroom, the IFP gives students first-hand field exposure to a wide range of perspectives and ideas through a combination of field trips, guest speakers, professional internships, faculty-supervised projects and research, and day-to-day interactions with communities and organizations in host countries.
The International Field Program is open to both New School graduate students and external graduate and undergraduate students in a variety of fields, including international affairs/studies, public health, public policy, anthropology, sociology, non-profit management, environmental sustainability, and urban planning.
The SGPIA program also offers the United Nations Summer Study (UNSS) for students interested in learning about the broad range of work undertaken by the UN. The UNSS expands on the more commonly known knowledge of UN activity in security and diplomacy, exposing students to UN work in development, humanitarian action, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, human rights, environmental and reform issues. The program is a combination of coursework, site visits, practicums and research, preparing students to engage with contemporary debates in international affairs, while giving students the opportunity for hands-on experience in the UN system in the dynamic environment that is New York City.
For New School Students: 23:59 on October 16 2016
For Priority Non-New School Students: 23:59 on October 16 2016
Non-New School Student applications close: March 31 2016