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  • Locations: New York, United States
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
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Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):
Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2023-2024 03/15/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2023 04/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Area of Study: Global/ Public Health, Human Rights, International Affairs, Law & Society, Peace and Conflict Studies, Politics, Pre-Law
SA Program Focus: Internship
Program Description:
BGIA provides a unique opportunity for college students and recent college graduates from around the world to take advanced courses in international affairs while working in carefully selected internships based on individual interests—all while experiencing life in Manhattan, the island at the center of the world.

BGIA students engage in the study and practice of international law; international relations theory; global public health; political economy; international reporting; and other aspects of international affairs. 

The seminar-style courses at BGIA are based on student discussion, research, and writing. The Core Seminar focuses on non-state actors in international affairs and provides an academic framework to contextualize students’ professional internships. Additional courses are taught by practitioners in diverse fields such as human rights, politics, and journalism. 

With BGIA’s internship program, students are matched with private, public, and nonprofit organizations in New York City. This hands-on experience enables students to put classroom theory into real-world practice. 

Students live in the de Hirsch Residence of the 92nd St. YMCA, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and close to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park. Classes and events are held at BGIA, which is centrally located at 108 West 39th Street.