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International Studies Program


Leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in International Studies, this program will train you for professional careers in various international fields. It will increase your appreciation of the diverse cultures that make up our world and improve your understanding of the global phenomena that confront and shape your generation. The International Studies Program will provide you with analytical skills, proficiency in foreign languages and work experience that serve as stepping stones to an array of careers.

The International Studies Program is unique to the New York metropolitan area. The Program draws City College's rich diversity among its student population as well as the academic, institutional and cultural resources of New York City. The inter-disciplinary scope of the program links the many professional schools and departments in the College, providing students with an opportunity to develop an internationalist perspective through courses in International Studies, Political Science, Sociology and Economics.

nterested in Studying Abroad?
CCNY offers Study Abroad and Exchange Programs around the world, to such locations as Morocco, El Salvador, Rwanda, and several destinations in Europe.  Marina Fernando, Director of the International Studies program, manages the Study Abroad Office located in NAC 6/109B. 


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Denice Dorchak-Ochola, Denicean International Studies major, participated in CCNY's Service Learnng program in El Salvador in the summer of 2007, teaching ESL to university students at the Universidad Monsenor Oscar Arnulfo Romero (UMOAR) in Chalatenango, close to the Honduran border. The students there, who often walk miles to get to class, are often so poor that they need sponsors to pay the tuition of $270 per semester; CCNY's program developed out of such a sponsorship, and International Studies majors raise funds for their designated student through bake sales and donations in addition to serving as ESL teacher volunteers.