New York City Program


New York City Program

In the final semester of their senior year, students complete their LIU Global education in New York City. New York is one of the world’s great metropolitan hubs, the place where people and organizations from everywhere converge. Based at LIU Brooklyn campus in downtown Brooklyn, New York, the Capstone Semester provides the opportunity for students to work with faculty and mentors to complete their senior thesis and to start their transition to post-university life through an internationally oriented internship. They also may complete minor requirements and deepen their specific academic expertise by enrolling in courses at LIU Brooklyn.   

Academic Overview

The Capstone Semester is a culminating stage in the B.A. in Global Studies. The integrated curriculum consolidates the knowledge and skills students have gained during their studies and travels around the world.  The program includes several integrated elements:

  • Senior Thesis. Students transform the research they completed in their IRIS program in the fall into a senior thesis or senior project, framing their findings in the literature relevant to a major global issue. Students present their work iin venues including a poster session at a campus-wide research event. 
  • New York City Internship. Students secure an internship at an organization or enterprise relevant to their academic and professional aspirations. The internship is contextualized in a professional development course.
  • Global Studies Capstone Seminar. This experiential course is dedicated to exploring New York as a global city.   
  • Excursion to Washington, D.C. Through a weeklong excursion to the capital of the United States of America, students gain access to the full range of governmental and non-governmental organizations that impact foreign policy, security, global finance, and activism.  

Through a combination of coursework, self-directed research, and field experience, students engage the global in the local, completing their four years of experiential education around the globe in one of the world's great cosmopolitan centers.  


Global Studies Capstone Seminar

Senior Thesis II

New York City Internship


Current Issues in Global Governance: the Role of International Organizations 

LIU Brooklyn course