The Study of a Modern Metropolis
New York City has consistently emerged as the sole metropolis in North America, and one of a few in the world to be considered truly global in its impact. Few other cities can parallel its collection of art, cultural experiences and history. Scarce American communicative, mediated and social developments or movements occurred outside of the purview and subsequent impact of New York City. Clearly, New York has emerged as more than merely a metropolitan area. Instead, it has become an icon of modern civic life.
This program investigates the communicative components of New York City by focusing on its neighborhoods, organizations and institutions. Students take two courses on these topics, as well having the option to take an additional course, for variable credit, as a self-directed independent study or internship. Students explore the city as a group each Saturday, and should expect to spend at least one additional day in New York City to complete course assignments. Time spent on the optional independent study or internship is scheduled individually by the student. As part of the New York City student experience, students will attend regular events and excursions. This program is also a commuter program.
New York City is the nexus of dozens of industries, including arts, entertainment, fashion, finance, media and many, many others. The Global Internship program in New York City immerses you in an industry of your choice and provides you with the incomparable experience of working and living in New York.
This hands-on, project-focused internship experience fosters cross-cultural understanding and furthers personal and professional growth. A three-week, on-campus course also prepares students for intercultural communication.