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International Relations (Summer Program)

The International Relations Summer Program at Pace University's English Language Institute is a 2-week course that gives international students the opportunity to improve their English communication skills and learn about international relations through the exciting Model UN format.

Before arriving in New York City, students complete eight hours of interactive guided study online to prepare them for the program. Once they arrive, students participate in interactive classes that cover the main concepts and skills required for success in International Relations. These sessions include engaging lectures, group discussions, and hands-on activities to help students learn about diplomacy, global issues, and conflict resolution. Additionally, students focus on language skills development, with sessions focused on reading comprehension, listening comprehension, speaking fluency, and writing proficiency. Classes meet for 4 hours per day, Monday to Thursday, with additional content-based excursions on Fridays.

Throughout the program, students have opportunities to practice their skills in a supportive and engaging learning environment. They develop effective research and analysis skills, learn strategies for developing persuasive arguments and negotiating skills, and gain insights into different cultures and perspectives. The program also covers the dynamics of international politics and diplomacy, as well as how to work effectively in a team and build consensus.

One of the highlights of the program is a visit to the United Nations headquarters in New York City, where students see international diplomacy in action and get a firsthand glimpse of the inner workings of the world's most important global organization. Two International Relations themed walking tours in New York City are also included to enhance the learning experience.

Overall, the International Relations Summer Program at Pace University's English Language Institute is an exciting and enriching opportunity for international students to improve their language skills, gain valuable academic experience, and expand their understanding of global issues and diplomacy.

We invite you to join us for this exciting and enriching program, and to take your language skills and global perspectives to the next level!

Courses

The minimum English proficiency to be successful in the International Relations (Model U.N.) Summer Program is CEFR B1, TOEFL score of 55, or IELTS score of 5.5.

Placement Exam

You will receive an email with instructions on how to complete your placement exam as soon as your application has been submitted. Some students may also be asked to schedule an additional advising session with a member of our academic team. Check your email for instructions from the English Language Institute!

Note: If you do not receive an email with your placement exam instructions, please check your spam folder or contact the ELI at eli@pace.edu.

Summer 2024 Course Dates (choose one)

July Session: July 15–26, 2024
Application deadline: June 17, 2024

August Session: August 12–23, 2024
Application deadline: July 17, 2024

Register online

Summer 2024 Tuition and Fees

Tuition: $835.00 for the 2-week course

July Session: includes 32-hour in-person course from July 15–26, 8-hour pre-arrival online self-guided study to be completed from July 8–12, and 2 course-themed walking tours*).

August Session: includes 32-hour in-person course from August 12–23, 8-hour pre-arrival online self-guided study to be completed from August 5–9, and 2 course-themed walking tours*).

*Note: The 2 New York City walking tours require an academic-focused assignment for all F1 visa holders.

Combination Leadership & Entrepreneurship and International Relations (Model U.N.): $1,500.00 for the 4-week program

Community Pricing

The English Language Institute offers special Community Pricing for au pairs, Permanent Residents, U.S. Citizens, and asylum seekers on Humanitarian Parole currently living in the United States.

Community Pricing

Study Options

Students may participate in the International Relations Model U.N. Summer School program on any type of visa, including F1, B1/B2, H1, L1, R1 visa, or ESTA. Permanent Residents and U.S. Citizens may also participate.

Accommodations

International Relations Model U.N. (Summer Program) students in need of housing may choose to stay in a homestay with a local family or in a Pace University residence hall. Students under the age of 18 are not able to stay in a Pace University residence hall.

Please indicate your accommodation preference on your International Relations Model U.N. (Summer Program) registration form.

Homestay Options

Staying with a local family is a great way to experience life in New York and practice your English outside of class. Choose either a private or shared room in the home of a local family. All homestays are accessible to Pace University by public transportation. Breakfast is included and dinner and lunch are optional.

To find a homestay, please complete the housing application form. Make sure to indicate Pace University as your school.

Private Room

  • Private room (includes daily breakfast): $920.00 (for 2 weeks)
  • ​Lunch: $160.00 (for two weeks) *optional
  • Dinner: $210.00 (for two weeks) *optional
  • Move in: 1 day before classes begin (i.e. Sunday).
  • Move out: The Saturday after classes finish.

Shared Room

  • Shared room (includes daily breakfast): $770.00 (for 2 weeks)
  • ​Lunch: $160.00 (for two weeks) *optional
  • Dinner: $210.00 (for two weeks) *optional
  • Move in: 1 day before classes begin (i.e. Sunday).
  • Move out: The Saturday after classes finish.

**Availability is subject to change based at time of booking.

Pace University Residence Halls and Meal Plan

Pace University offers the option of on-campus housing for students enrolled in the 2-week International Relations Model U.N. Summer Program. Please note that students must be 18 years or older to stay in a Pace University residence hall.

Students are responsible for supplying their own linens, towels, and toiletries.

Shared Room

  • Shared Room (double or triple occupancy): $1,112.00 (no meals included)
  • Move in: 1 day before classes begin (i.e. Sunday).
  • Move out: The Saturday after classes finish at 11:00 a.m.

**NOTE: Availability and price may change based on the time of the booking.

Campus Meal Plan (optional)

  • $348.00 for two weeks (Monday–Friday)
  • 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

NOTE: The English Language Institute provides housing information for the convenience of our students. This is not a direct endorsement of any particular housing provider.

Classes and Registration

International Relations Model U.N. (Summer Program) courses are available during two Summer sessions:

  • International Relations | July 15–26, 2024 (pre-course online task to be completed from July 8–12)
  • International Relations | August 12–23, 2024 (pre-course online task to be completed from August 5–9)

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the English Language Institute at the New York City campus.

Contact Us

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Virtual Information Session

Meet with Pace's Director of Enrollment Management for the English Language Institute to learn more about our 2-week Summer School Programs.

Register for Virtual Information Session