Graduate Program in International Affairs
International Field Program
2011 International Field Program
Graduate Program in International Affairs
International Field Program
Kosovo Anna DiLellio
Liberia Michael Keating
Kathman...
Country Program
Cancellation
Any program is subject to
cancellation due to politics, conflict
and security, or lack of int...
What does “Provisional Acceptance”
mean?
Your participation is not final until you fulfill
all requirements.
Students can be disqualified from
participating in IFP for the following
criteria:
 Incompletes
 Not fulfilling requirem...
Eligibility Requirements
 No Incompletes
 15 credit minimum by end of
Spring semester
 Minimum 3.3 GPA
 Research Metho...
Spring Academic
Requirements
1. Spring semester
academic course;
assignments should
focus on your IFP
country.
2. Spring I...
Graduate Program in International Affairs
International Field Program
Prerequisite Course: Humanitarian Intervention
Langu...
Graduate Program in International Affairs
International Field Program
Prerequisite Course: Communities at War
Language Req...
Graduate Program in International Affairs
International Field Program
Course Prerequisite: Society and Politics in Nepal
L...
Prerequisite Course: Global Governance
Language Requirement: No language requirement,
Cantonese or Mandarin are encouraged...
Graduate Program in International Affairs
International Field Program
Spring Course Requirement: Evaluating Development
Im...
Spring Course: Urban Development Policy in Africa
Language requirement: None
Graduate Program in International Affairs
Int...
Spring Course Requirement: City as Lab: Beirut-New
York
Language requirement: French or Arabic Course
Graduate Program in ...
Concentration Credits
Country Spring Required Course Concentrati
on
Argentina Evaluating Development
Impact
CU, Dev
Beirut...
Spring Requirements – IFP
Seminar
 Monthly
meetings with
FCCs
 Biweekly skills
workshops
 Fieldwork
practice
Wednesdays and Fridays
 Wednesdays 6pm - 8pm Seminar
 Friday Skills Workshops & Fieldwork Practice
 Friday IFP-wide mee...
How to audit a language
course
 GPIA/Milano
students registered
for degree credits
may audit language
courses without
cha...
How to audit a Language
Course
1. Complete Add/Drop form and have advisor sign it.
2. Take Add/Drop form to Academic Stude...
Spring Registration Nov. 8,
9am
1. Spring Prerequisite Course (3
credits)
2. Spring IFP Seminar (non-credit)
3. Language c...
Spring Registration Nov 8 – IFP
Seminar
NINT 5900 A Intl Field Seminar - Argentina
NINT 5900 B Intl Field Seminar - Hong K...
Summer Requirements
 Summer internship, 32 hours/week, successfully
completed
 On-site projects and program activities
...
Fall 2011 Requirement
 IFP 2011
Conference
Presentation:
Everyone required
to present either as
a team or
individually.
...
Checklist

Emergency Release Form and Emergency Contact
Form

Enrollment and successful completion of academic
prerequis...
Calendar
 Dec 21 - Jan 22 – Winter Break, reading for Spring
Seminar
 Jan 25 (Tuesday) – IFP Scholarships announced
 Ja...
Suggested timeline and
deadlines
 March – April: Buy air ticket
and travel insurance.
 April: Register for Summer / Fall...
Summer Calendar
 May 31-June 1: Arrival in country
 June 1 (Wednesday): First official day for
most IFPs, Orientation we...
Decisions
 Deposit Jan 29 (Friday) $1,000
 Spring will be difficult semester:
1. Required academic course
2. Language co...
“I’m going to drop out of the IFP.
I can’t afford to go.”
 $7,400 tuition
 $500 fee
 $1,500 air travel fare
 $1,000 fo...
Expense I F P N Y C
Summer
Tuition 6 credits $7,380 $7,380
IFP Program Fee $500 0
Air Fare $1,500 0
Rent 0 $2,000
Living e...
“ The IFP is too expensive. ”
“ I can’t afford not to go
on the IFP! ”
IFP Scholarship Awards
Award amounts are determined with the
following formula:
Need (Financial Services Office)
+ (GPA x ...
Financial Aid for Summer
 Private loans
 Grants
 Fellowships
Should I do the IFP?
 Field experience
 Thesis primary
research
 Internship
 Language
 Challenge
Should I do the IFP?
 Trial run to career?
 Change in career?
 Self reflection
 Profound understanding of challenges
...
Doing the IFP in second
summer
Cons
 IFP in first
summer can guide
subsequent GPIA
coursework
Pros
 If you are
planning
...
Graduate Program in International Affairs
International Field Program
Questions?
www.gpia.info/ifp
ifp@gpia.info
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  • Not everyone prov accepted will go. Process involving classes, extracurricular work.
  • Incompletes – indicator of laziness1st year Parttime students should wait until next summer.
  • Prep begins in Spring. Hit ground running. Well-prepared Confidence of feeling prepared. first day in-country, you are ready to work. You know your internship assignment, perhaps you’ve started work. Also want make connection betw classroom and field. 1. You received your class prereq in email from Fabiola.
  • Goal: Prepare for summer field and academic experience such that you arrive feeling prepared and confident, and you leave feeling you made the most of the experience.
  • Save the dates
  • Need to register for audit language course.
  • Need to register for audit language course.
  • How to register – N/C
  • Forms: Release and Emergency Contact forms must be signed and returned immediately after acceptance. Code of Conduct: A Code of Conduct will be reviewed in January and May. Travel insurance: Each student must purchase travel insurance along with their air tickets. In case of program cancellation or not being allowed into program.
  • June 1 and July 31: First official day for most IFPs. – Go early, stay late. Aug 21 – a few weeks after internship complete, perhaps some travel, but not too long that work starts to escape memory. Also finished before beginning semester. No Incompletes hangover Fall semester.
  • If not prepared to dedicate time in Spring, do not participate. Almost like 2 extra courses, or 5 coursesConsider lighter load or work schedule in Spring
  • Need 42 credits for degree, whether this summer or later. Variable Costs - plane fare $200 - $2,000 your scholarship rent in NY, food, local transport (subways and taxis). So you could save $1,200 money by going on IFP. “I can’t afford not to go on the IFP.”
  • What will you get out of IFP? Also – answer some personal / professional / academic questions:
  • Life-changing experience and one of most rewardingSelf Reflection – am I good field person, good researcher, feel insecure outside elementProfound understandings – development, economics, public healthSkills and experiences classroom never provide - discover new strengths and abilities, Encounter situations wholly unfamiliar to you and will learn to adapt and respond in effective ways.Cross-cultural immersion - Do not underestimate how different cultures are. Nepal, Ethiopia, Guatemala Enhances degree – MA Int Affs – pursued it deeply, willing to embrace challenges, able to cope with problems and situations.
  • IFP Accepted Students Meeting Presentation

    1. 1. Graduate Program in International Affairs International Field Program 2011 International Field Program
    2. 2. Graduate Program in International Affairs International Field Program Kosovo Anna DiLellio Liberia Michael Keating Kathmandu, Nepal Ashok Gurung Hong Kong Everita Silina Argentina Alberto Minujin Uganda Bob Buckley Beirut, Lebanon Adriana Young
    3. 3. Country Program Cancellation Any program is subject to cancellation due to politics, conflict and security, or lack of interest. Graduate Program in International Affairs International Field Program
    4. 4. What does “Provisional Acceptance” mean? Your participation is not final until you fulfill all requirements.
    5. 5. Students can be disqualified from participating in IFP for the following criteria:  Incompletes  Not fulfilling requirements successfully and in timely manner.  Behavior during process that shows ill-suited for IFP experience: immaturity; lack of flexibility, initiative and independence.
    6. 6. Eligibility Requirements  No Incompletes  15 credit minimum by end of Spring semester  Minimum 3.3 GPA  Research Methods
    7. 7. Spring Academic Requirements 1. Spring semester academic course; assignments should focus on your IFP country. 2. Spring IFP Seminar (non credit) 3. Language course
    8. 8. Graduate Program in International Affairs International Field Program Prerequisite Course: Humanitarian Intervention Language: Albanian Language Course Other: Historical and political knowledge of Kosovo Kosovo
    9. 9. Graduate Program in International Affairs International Field Program Prerequisite Course: Communities at War Language Requirement: None Liberia
    10. 10. Graduate Program in International Affairs International Field Program Course Prerequisite: Society and Politics in Nepal Language Requirement: Nepali Course Other Requirements: Cross-Cultural Orientation workshops Nepal
    11. 11. Prerequisite Course: Global Governance Language Requirement: No language requirement, Cantonese or Mandarin are encouraged Graduate Program in International Affairs International Field Program Hong Kong
    12. 12. Graduate Program in International Affairs International Field Program Spring Course Requirement: Evaluating Development Impact Language requirement: High Spanish proficiency Argentina
    13. 13. Spring Course: Urban Development Policy in Africa Language requirement: None Graduate Program in International Affairs International Field Program Uganda
    14. 14. Spring Course Requirement: City as Lab: Beirut-New York Language requirement: French or Arabic Course Graduate Program in International Affairs International Field Program Beirut BEIRUT URBAN STUDIO
    15. 15. Concentration Credits Country Spring Required Course Concentrati on Argentina Evaluating Development Impact CU, Dev Beirut City as Lab: Beirut-New York CU Hong Kong Global Governance GR Kosovo Humanitarian Interventions CS, GR Liberia Communities in Conflict CS Nepal Society and Politics in Nepal GR, CS
    16. 16. Spring Requirements – IFP Seminar  Monthly meetings with FCCs  Biweekly skills workshops  Fieldwork practice
    17. 17. Wednesdays and Fridays  Wednesdays 6pm - 8pm Seminar  Friday Skills Workshops & Fieldwork Practice  Friday IFP-wide meetings
    18. 18. How to audit a language course  GPIA/Milano students registered for degree credits may audit language courses without charge.  No academic credit and no grade, but appear on student transcripts as
    19. 19. How to audit a Language Course 1. Complete Add/Drop form and have advisor sign it. 2. Take Add/Drop form to Academic Student Services in Dean's Office, 66 W 12th St. 3rd floor, Room 307, who will issue a "fee waiver" form. 3. Take form to Registration Office at 72 5th Avenue, basement.
    20. 20. Spring Registration Nov. 8, 9am 1. Spring Prerequisite Course (3 credits) 2. Spring IFP Seminar (non-credit) 3. Language course (non-credit)
    21. 21. Spring Registration Nov 8 – IFP Seminar NINT 5900 A Intl Field Seminar - Argentina NINT 5900 B Intl Field Seminar - Hong Kong NINT 5900 D Intl Field Seminar - Liberia NINT 5900 E Intl Field Seminar - Nepal NINT 5900 F Intl Field Seminar - Uganda NINT 5900 H Intl Field Seminar - Kosovo NINT 5900 I Intl Field Seminar - Beirut
    22. 22. Summer Requirements  Summer internship, 32 hours/week, successfully completed  On-site projects and program activities  Final paper  Evaluation forms returned  IFP Conference presentation preparation and rehearsal
    23. 23. Fall 2011 Requirement  IFP 2011 Conference Presentation: Everyone required to present either as a team or individually.  Sept. 9 (Friday)
    24. 24. Checklist  Emergency Release Form and Emergency Contact Form  Enrollment and successful completion of academic prerequisite course  Full attendance and successful completion of IFP Spring Seminar and Spring language classes  Doctor’s note  Language test results  Code of Conduct  Travel Insurance
    25. 25. Calendar  Dec 21 - Jan 22 – Winter Break, reading for Spring Seminar  Jan 25 (Tuesday) – IFP Scholarships announced  Jan 28 (Friday) – $1,000 deposit due by 5pm  Jan 28 (Friday) – IFP-wide Spring Orientation  Feb 2 or 9 – Spring Seminar sessions begin  Feb: Begin vaccinations. All dates are listed on IFP Calendar on www.gpia.info/
    26. 26. Suggested timeline and deadlines  March – April: Buy air ticket and travel insurance.  April: Register for Summer / Fall classes.  May - Final vaccinations  Week of May 2 - Group dinner with students, last Spring Seminar session  Friday, May 6 – Final IFP-wide meeting
    27. 27. Summer Calendar  May 31-June 1: Arrival in country  June 1 (Wednesday): First official day for most IFPs, Orientation week  June 6 (Monday): Internships begin  July 22 (Friday): Internships end  July 25 (Monday): IFP Evaluations due  July 31 (Sunday): Last official day for most IFPs  Aug 29: First day of Fall semester
    28. 28. Decisions  Deposit Jan 29 (Friday) $1,000  Spring will be difficult semester: 1. Required academic course 2. Language course 3. Seminar  Do not undertake Spring commitments without making final
    29. 29. “I’m going to drop out of the IFP. I can’t afford to go.”  $7,400 tuition  $500 fee  $1,500 air travel fare  $1,000 food & misc =$10,400 – “The IFP is too expensive.”
    30. 30. Expense I F P N Y C Summer Tuition 6 credits $7,380 $7,380 IFP Program Fee $500 0 Air Fare $1,500 0 Rent 0 $2,000 Living expenses Vaccinations, visa $300 0 IFP Grant - $1,500 0
    31. 31. “ The IFP is too expensive. ” “ I can’t afford not to go on the IFP! ”
    32. 32. IFP Scholarship Awards Award amounts are determined with the following formula: Need (Financial Services Office) + (GPA x Credit) + Country Program Expense = Scholarship Award
    33. 33. Financial Aid for Summer  Private loans  Grants  Fellowships
    34. 34. Should I do the IFP?  Field experience  Thesis primary research  Internship  Language  Challenge
    35. 35. Should I do the IFP?  Trial run to career?  Change in career?  Self reflection  Profound understanding of challenges  Skills and experiences classroom can never provide  Cross-cultural immersion  Enhance value of degree and employment opportunities
    36. 36. Doing the IFP in second summer Cons  IFP in first summer can guide subsequent GPIA coursework Pros  If you are planning to pursue work overseas, IFP can be
    37. 37. Graduate Program in International Affairs International Field Program Questions? www.gpia.info/ifp ifp@gpia.info

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