Global programs allow students to gain direct experience in the international, professional world. These programs are integral to students who seek international employment, whether in law, economics, non-profits, the private sector, or any other field where exposure to the international realm is a competitive advantage. 

Students pursuing the MAIR degree are expected to spend only two semesters on campus, and then finish their education by either 1) utilizing our global programs, 2) completing an independent global internship or 3) a combination of 1 and 2. 

Videos of presentations and interviews from past program participants are available at 

Internships & Practical Experience 

Internships and practical experience combine professional development with academic coursework. These programs focus specifically on internships with seminars designed around practical training. 


European & Global Internship Program in Brussels 


Geneva Graduate Institute & Development and Humanitarian Internships 


Santiago Center 


SIT International Relations & Development Internships 


Singapore Summer Internship Program 


Strasbourg Center & Summer Internships 

United States 

Maxwell-in-Washington & Washington Public Diplomacy Program 

Coursework Abroad 

Coursework abroad is sub divided into global studies and world partners. Global studies are specialized seminars and classes, while world partners are universities around the world where students can study for SU academic credit.  Students have the option of engaging in an internship if their schedule and language abilities permit. Please note that space in these exchange programs may be limited. 


Tsinghua University, World Partner Program 


Sciences Po, World Partner Program 


Counterterrorism Studies at the Interdisciplinary Center 


AMIDEAST Al Akhawayn University, World Partner Program 


Diplomacy and International Relations at Moscow State Institute of International Relations, World Partner Program 


European University at St. Petersburg, World Partner Program 

South Korea 

Korea University, World Partner Program 

South Korea 

Yonsei University, World Partner Program 

More information about these programs, including when they are offered throughout the year, can be found in the IR Handbook: 

Please reach out to Maria Boemi at with any questions about the Global Programs or to discuss how to best incorporate these elements into your time at Maxwell.  

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