Study Abroad Stories: Global Engagement Program

Nearly 25 percent of all SUNY New Paltz undergraduate students undertake a study abroad experience during their time at the College, among the highest figures in the SUNY system. In this feature, some of these students and alumni share their Study Abroad Stories.

This month, we’re taking a break from our normal format to highlight the SUNY Global Engagement Program in New York City (GEP).

Founded in 2013, the GEP gives New Paltz students in any area of study, including politics, international relations, business, the arts, education and the social and natural sciences, an opportunity to spend a full semester in New York City.

The program includes a seminar at SUNY Global, a research project and an internship at one of a number of international organizations, including many that partner with the United Nations.

The program is directed by Associate Professor Ş. İlgü Özler, an expert on international affairs who works closely with GEP students to coordinate their internship placements and support their studies at home and abroad.

[Applications are being accepted now for the fall 2018 class of Global Engagement Program students.
Visit to learn more and apply by March 30

More than 50 SUNY New Paltz students have completed internships and theses through the Global Engagement Program since its founding in 2013. Read their stories and learn more at the Center for International Programs.