At Elmira College, the International Studies program’s requirements encompass a wide array of learning experiences, with the goal introducing students to the three areas of international studies: European, Asian, and General, while providing a curriculum that will teach students to think and write critically and analytically.
International Studies majors, in addition to several basic requirements, complete the requirements for one of the three areas. Special emphasis is placed on foreign language skills and cross-cultural experiences. It is strongly recommended that students plan to participate in one or more of Elmira College’s study abroad opportunities.
Several different opportunities at Elmira College relate to the field of International Relations, such as the Model United Nations Club and the International Club, study abroad opportunities, and Internship opportunities at the United Nations in New York City. A Term III course “The Model United Nations Security Council” is offered regularly, which including a trip to the United Nations headquarters, and in the past some students have been able to participate in the international Model United Nations.