The international studies faculty are experts in wide-ranging disciplines from government and sociology to history and economics to modern languages and religion.
By employing a variety of perspectives, we prepare students to meet the challenges of an increasingly global marketplace, and bring greater cultural knowledge, foreign language proficiency and international expertise to the table.
As an international studies student, hands-on learning is key. You will have the opportunity to participate in Model United Nations as a class or co-curricular experience. You will be encouraged to study abroad for a week, a semester or a year, or participate in an internship in Washington, D.C. or downtown New York City. We help connect each of our students with opportunities that will enhance their learning and increase their chances of achieving their goals.
Meet an International Studies Major: Mahamoud Diop
An active participant in Manhattan College’s Model UN program, international studies major Mahamoud Diop took his involvement one step further by landing an internship with the African Union, and spent his summer working at the United Nations in midtown.
The International Studies Program is founded on the premise that world events can only be understood by employing a variety of disciplinary perspectives, such as political, economic, historical, and cultural, and that they must be understood in both a regional and a global context.