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Session B: International Relations

This 3-week theme features weekly courses August 2-20, 2021.  Students may join our International Relations courses for 1, 2 or 3 weeks in August.  Students may also combine these courses with the Session A program, Doing Business in New York, which is held July 12-30, 2021.  A 6 week Intensive IELTS Preparation course on Fridays is available in addition to the International Relations or Doing Business in New York courses.

Courses

The minimum English proficiency to be succesful in the below courses is CEFR B1, TOEFL score of 55, or IELTS score of 5.5.

Week 1: What You Need to Know: Social Consciousness in International Relations
August 2-6, 2021

These two courses explore issues in society and the ways in which you are related to those issues.  Students will learn and discuss the importance and practice of participating in the shared common good of global society.  At the end of the week you will present and discuss an issue in global society that relates to you and the ways in which you should act as a result of being conscious of it.  Students who would like to extend learning beyond the classroom may join two trips that compliment the skills they've learned during courses 1 and 2.

  • Course 1: Understanding Social Consciousness (Monday and Tuesday morning)
    Define social consciousness and discuss aspects of social contexts in both local and international contexts; summarize current global societal issues
  • Course 2: Applying Social Consciousness (Wednesday and Thursday morning)
    Relate specific global society issues to yourself; present a course of action as a result of consciousness of an issue
  • Trips (Tuesday and Thursday afternoon)
    Two trips designed around this week's lessons will be held Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.  Trips may include visits to the UN, NGOs, historical sites, museums, a social justice organization, walking tours of New York City neighborhoods or a non-profit organization with a global mission
     

Week 2: What You Can Do: Social Justice in International Relations
August 9-13, 2021

In these two courses, students explore the concept of social just as well as historical and current issues of social justice relating to international relations.  Students discuss and evaluate methods of social justice and the place for and impact of social justice in international relations.  They will also choose an organization in NYC that deals with a social justice issue of their choice and pitch to the organization about how they can help them achieve their mission.  Students who would like to extend learning beyond the classroom may join two trips that compliment the skills they've learned during courses 1 and 2.

  • Course 1: Understanding Social Justice (Monday and Tuesday morning)
    Define social justice; discuss areas of social justice in light of global issues; examine historical and current issues in social justice in international relations
  • Course 2: Practicing American Leadership Styles (Tuesday and Thursday morning)
    Evaluate and assess the place for and impact of social justice in global issues; Write and present a pitch to a non-profit organization in NYC
  • Trips (Tuesday and Thursday afternoon)
    Two trips designed around this week's lessons will be held Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.  Trips may include visits to the UN, NGOs, historical sites, museums, a social justice organization, walking tours of New York City neighborhoods or a non-profit organization with a global mission
     

Week 3: What Countries Are Doing: The United Nations in International Relations
August 16-20, 2021

In these two courses, students explore specific UN actions or policies as they relate to international relations.  They will examine and discuss different aspects of the UN and assess the impact of the UN and its actions and policies on international relations.  Students will create a presentation that appraises and evaluates a UN action in relation to a social justice issue.  Students who would like to extend learning beyond the classroom may join two trips that compliment the skills they've learned during courses 1 and 2.

  • Course 1: Understanding the UN (Monday and Tuesday morning)
    Define the purpose of the UN in international relations; Discuss aspects of the UN in international relations; Compare and contrast UN actions and policies
  • Course 2: Analyzing the UN (Wednesday and Thursday morning)
    Appraise and evaluate UN actions and policies; Present a synopsis and critique of a specific UN action and policy in regard to a social justice issue
  • Trips (Tuesday and Thursday afternoon)
    Two trips designed around this week's lessons will be held Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.  Trips may include visits to the UN, NGOs, historical sites, museums, a social justice organization, walking tours of New York City neighborhoods or a non-profit organization with a global mission
     

Tuition and Fees

Summer in NYC Package

Course 1, course 2, and trips (16 hours per week) $305 per week

Housing (triple or quad room in a Pace student residence hall*) $240 per week

Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) $225 per week

*Homestay options also available. Email us for prices.

Part-time

Course 1 (6 hours per week) $125 per week

Course 1 and 2 (12 hours per week) $250 per week

Trips (4 hours per week) $82 per week

IELTS Preparation (4 hours per week, 6 weeks) $492 for 6 weeks

Schedule for Summer School (PDF)


Accommodation

Visit our accommodation page for detailed information on Pace student residence halls.


Student Life

There are regular activities offered by the English Language Institute for all of our students. Join these activities and meet other international students, and see and experience New York City. Activities are typically held Friday afternoons and are free or low cost. This is a great way to maximize your time in New York City and get to know the city even more.  These student life trips are not connected to the curriculum or content of the Summer School courses. 


Registration

Register online.


Contact Us

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

Email: eli@pace.edu

Phone: (212) 346-1562