Why Choose International Studies?
We live in an era of global change, where international economic and power structures are always shifting. Prepare to meet the challenges of the 21st century in one of the most globally diverse cities in the world: New York.
The international studies major is interdisciplinary, and course topics include:
- International economics
- Culture though film
- Relations & organizations
- Literature and war
- U.S foreign policy
- Diplomatic history
- World art
As an international study major you will also choose one area of concentration:
- Africa and the Middle East
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- Global issues
NYC: A Global City
There’s no better place to learn about international studies than a global city like New York. With hundreds of international organizations at our doorstep, you have the opportunity to do an internship and gain critical experiences to help shape your career path. Our students have interned at organizations including:
- The United Nations (UN)
- Council on Foreign Relations
- Clinton Global Initiative
Manhattan College participates in two Model UN conferences each year: a fall conference in Washington, D.C., and the spring National Model United Nations Conference in New York City. This hands-on experience lets participants acquire expertise on a particular country, which they represent at the conference. Participate for credit in the spring, or as an extracurricular activity in the fall.
The World As Your Classroom
As an international studies major, you will be encouraged to study abroad at least once during your academic journey. Choose a short-term course during winter intersession or summer break. Or embark on a semester or year-long program. Our students have crossed the globe to study abroad in:
Would you rather get your feet wet in Washington, D.C.? We are a partner school with American University’s Washington Semester Program, where you can gain onsite experience at key organizations in D.C. Concentrate in foreign policy, global economics and business, international law and more.