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 https://video.syr.edu/channel/Max%2BEXL/187876873. 

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. 

Belgium 

European & Global Internship Program in Brussels 

Switzerland 

Geneva Graduate Institute & Development and Humanitarian Internships 

Chile 

Santiago Center 

Uganda 

SIT International Relations & Development Internships 

Singapore 

Singapore Summer Internship Program 

France 

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. 

China 

Tsinghua University, World Partner Program 

France 

Sciences Po, World Partner Program 

Israel 

Counterterrorism Studies at the Interdisciplinary Center 

Morocco 

AMIDEAST Al Akhawayn University, World Partner Program 

Russia 

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

Russia 

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: https://answers.syr.edu/display/Maxwell/MAIR+Handbook. 

Please reach out to Maria Boemi at mboemi@syr.edu 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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