Full immersion in an international setting helps students absorb divergent policy processes and schools of thought, fostering the attainment of a global perspective to bring home and apply to local issues. The Marxe School has direct relationships with institutions across four continents giving our students an opportunity to engage in an exceptional range of international study programs. These programs bring together students and faculty from different countries in one classroom making it a unique intercultural experience. Take advantage of these opportunities to see the world, experience different styles of education, and explore new cultures!
Senior Director of Finance & Administration
Office Location: 135 East 22nd Street, Room 916
Phone: 646 660-6827
Fax: 646 660-6721
Coordinator of Academic Operations and Global Initiatives
Office Location: 135 East 22nd Street, Room 901 I
Phone: 646 660-6738
Fax: 646 660-6701
Assistant Director of Academic Operations and Global Initiatives
Office Location: 135 East 22nd Street, Room 901H
Phone: 646 660-6727
Fax: 646 660-6701
Mission and Goals
The mission of the Office of Global Initiatives is to offer global learning opportunities to Marxe students, faculty, visiting scholars, international students and wider international communities, to encourage their academic and professional development as leaders and scholars in an increasingly diverse environment, and to expand the international reputation and visibility of the Marxe School.
Increase the number of students participating in Study Abroad & Intern Abroad programs to assist in our aim to be a destination of international learning
Increase number of active partnerships in order to meet the interest and demand for study and internship abroad opportunities from students
Increase reputation and visibility of Marxe Global Leadership Institute Programs
Promote international teaching and research opportunities to Marxe faculty in order to foster relationships with partners and increase Marxe School visibility on the global level
The Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College has a number of ongoing partnerships with various universities, governmental agencies, and organizations abroad that encompass a range of opportunities for our students and faculty.
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s big, cosmopolitan capital city, the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE) aims to provide its best contribution to the social and economic progress of the country, through a firm commitment to the mission of providing a better education for more and more students.
As part of the “Make a Global Perspective Central to the Baruch Experience” goal, the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs Office of Global Initiatives established annual seminars with UADE, our partner institution in Argentina. UADE will host seminars and the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs will send speakers to deliver lectures on a wide range of topics related to regional economic integration, business practices and relationships, human rights, and civil society. Faculty from all three schools have the opportunity to teach seminars in Argentina. Click here to learn more about available teaching opportunities.
Location: South America Capital: Buenos Aires Official languages: Spanish Currency: Argentine peso ($) Economy: Manufacturing, transportation, media, tourism
Main exports: Soy products, motor vehicles and auto parts Climate: Moderate in populated areas (subtropical in the north to subpolar in the far south) Time difference: 1 hour ahead of NYC (in Buenos Aires) Fun fact: The Latin dance and music called the Tango began in Buenos Aires
The Ghent-Marxe International Student Exchange Program offers the chance to study public administration, human resources management, and international organizations in Belgium, and learn about Public Affairs in the European context. To learn more about Ghent University exchange programs click here. We currently have a bi-lateral relationship with Ghent University (UGent), which is located in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. The program is strong in Human Resources Management with particular depth in issues relating to the management of European Institutions. Masters-level instruction is in English; this program is open only to MPA students.
Location: Western Europe Capital: Brussels Official languages: Dutch, French, & German Currency: Euro (€) Economy: Service, medicine, automobiles Main exports: Machinery/equipment, chemicals, diamonds, metals, food Climate: Mild, rainy Time difference: 6 hours ahead of NYC Fun fact: Belgium published the first printed newspapers in the world
PUC-Rio Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, commonly known as PUC-Rio, is a private non-profit Catholic University created in 1940. PUC-Rio is recognized as one of the top five universities in Brazil and a leading research institution that focuses primarily on the development of science and innovation.
Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) is a world renowned center for quality education dedicated to promoting Brazil’s economic and social development. With eight schools, two research institutes, technical assistance projects and a publishing unit, FGV is ranked one of the top think tanks and top higher education institutions in the world. Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) is one of the schools linked to Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV). Its academichttps://ebape.fgv.br/en programs include: Undergraduate studies in Administration, Online Undergraduate studies in Technological Management Processes (FGV Online), Master of Public Administration, Executive Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Administration and Post-Doctorate in Administration. Learn more about studying at EBAPE.
Location: South America Capital: Brasília Official language: Portuguese Currency: Real (R$) Economy: Agriculture, natural resources, automobiles Main exports: Aircraft, electrical equipment, cars, ethanol, textiles, metals, food Climate: Tropical, ranging from rainforests to deserts Time difference: 1 hour ahead of NYC (in Rio de Janeiro) Fun fact: Brazil has over 4,000 airports – more than any other country (besides the US)
The Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) is located in the capital city of Sichuan Province, an international metropolis considered to be the political, financial and educational center of Western China. SWUFE started to enroll overseas students in 1996 and at present the university offers 67 Master’s degree programs and 32 Bachelor’s degree programs to overseas students. The university also has four Bachelor’s degree programs and two Master’s degree programs delivered completely in English and these programs have trained several thousand foreign students from over 100 countries. Study at SWUFE through the Baruch College Exchange.
Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs graduate students are able to apply to attend a 2 week long program called the “Discover SWUFE International Summer School”.
Location: East Asia Capital: Beijing Official language: Standard Chinese Currency: Yuan (¥) Economy: Energy, heavy industry, private enterprise Main exports: Goods, arms Climate: Highly variable between regions, dry & wet seasons Time difference: 12 hours ahead of NYC (in Chengdu) Fun fact: It has the longest continuously used written language in the world
Sciences Po is an international research university, both selective and open onto the world, ranking among the finest institutions in the fields of humanities and social sciences.
Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs graduate students are able to apply to attend their Summer School, which is located at their Paris campus, taking courses covering topics in the social sciences.
Location: Western Europe Capital: Paris Official language: French Currency: Euro (€) Economy: Chemical, fashion, tourism Main exports: Machinery and equipment, aircraft, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceutical products, iron and steel, beverages Climate: Highly variable between regions, ranges from oceanic, semi-continental, Mediterranean, to mountain climates Time difference: 6 hours ahead of NYC Fun fact: Louis XIX was the king of France for just 20 minutes, the shortest ever reign
Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs undergraduate and graduate students are able to apply to attend 1-4 week long programs in their Summer and Winter School at BSEL in the areas of business and business law, and German language and culture.
Location: Western-Central Europe Capital: Berlin Official language: German Currency: Euro (€) Economy: Information technology, industrial production, agriculture Main exports: Textiles, arms, automobiles Climate: Temperate/seasonal (mild winters, warm summers) Time difference: 6 hours ahead of NYC Fun fact: As of 1998, there were 5,752 museums in Germany (about as many as Italy and the United Kingdom combined)
Location: Southeastern Europe Capital: Athens Official language: Greek Currency: Euro (€) Economy: Service, industrial, agriculture, tourism Main exports: Petroleum oils (not crude), aluminum, electrical and electronic equipment, pharmaceutical products, plastics, vegetables, fruits, iron and steel products Climate: Mediterranean climate, featuring mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers Time difference: 7 hours ahead of NYC Fun fact: Greece is one of the most mountainous countries in Europe
Known as “Asia’s World City”, Hong Kong is the world’s most popular international traveller destination, and the home to the world’s most frequently travelled citizens. The City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is globally recognised as a top centre of higher learning and research. A popular destination for exchange students, Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading international financial centers. Marxe students can study at CityU through the Baruch College Exchange.
Location: East Asia Capital: China (Special Administrative Region of China) Official languages: Chinese, English Currency: Hong Kong dollar (HK$) Economy: Services, textiles, clothing, tourism, banking Main exports: Electronics, electrical appliances, gold, jewelry, machine parts, textiles Climate: Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical Time difference: 12 hours ahead of NYC Fun fact: It has the most skyscrapers in the world, with 8,000 buildings having more than 14 floors, almost double that of New York
Location: Central America Capital: Mexico City Official language: Spanish Currency: Peso (Mex$) Economy: Electronics, automobiles, food, banking, goods Main exports: Electronics, automobiles, oil, metals Climate: Highly variable between regions, ranging from desert to beaches to mountains Time difference: 1 hour behind NYC (in Mexico City) Fun fact: About 60% of the modern Mexican population is mestizo (Native American-Spanish)
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) provides an opportunity to study abroad for undergraduate and graduate Baruch students. Study in English in the Netherlands capital through the Baruch/Amsterdam Exchange. Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs undergraduate and graduate students are able to apply to attend a 3-4 week Summer School at the UvA in the areas of humanities, urban studies, political science and social sciences.
Location: Western Europe Capital: Amsterdam Official languages: Dutch Currency: Euro (€) Economy: Agriculture-related industries, oil and natural gas, metal and engineering products, electronic machinery and equipment Main exports: Transport equipment and machinery, petroleum and mineral based fuels, food and agricultural products Climate: Moderate oceanic climate (warm summers, cool winters, and high humidity) Time difference: 6 hours ahead of NYC Fun fact: Dutch people are the tallest in the world.
Location: Central Europe Capital: Warsaw Official language: Polish Currency: Polish złoty (PLN) Economy: Service, industrial, agriculture Main exports: Machinery and transport equipment, intermediate manufactured goods, miscellaneous manufactured articles, food and live animals Climate: Mostly temperate, warm summers and cold winters Time difference: 6 hours ahead of NYC Fun fact: A Polish engineer invented the modern kerosene lamp
Location: Southeast Asia Capital: Singapore Official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil Currency: Singapore dollar (S$) Economy: Manufacturing, engineering, petroleum refining Main exports: Electronics, chemicals, biomedical sciences Climate: Tropical rainforest Time difference: 12 hours ahead of NYC Fun fact: Singapore is one of only three city-states in the world (with Monaco and Vatican City rounding out the rest)
Seoul, officially the Seoul Special Metropolitan City, is the de facto capital and largest metropolis of the Republic of Korea (commonly known as South Korea). Seoul is the world’s 16th largest city, and forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province. Today, Seoul is considered a leading and rising global city, resulting from an economic boom called the Miracle on the Han River, which transformed it to the world’s 4th largest metropolitan economy.
Location: East Asia Capital: Seoul Official language: Korean Currency: South Korean won (₩) Economy: Electronics, telecommunications, automobile production Main exports: Semiconductors, wireless telecommunications equipment, motor vehicles Climate: Humid continental and humid subtropical with short rainy season over the summer Time difference: 13 hours ahead of NYC Fun fact: Wifi is available almost everywhere in South Korea
Location: Western Asia/Southeast Europe Capital: Ankara Official language: Turkish Currency: Turkish lira (₺) Economy: Automobiles, shipbuilding, home electronics Main exports: Ships, media Climate: Hot, dry summers/cool, wet winters Time difference: 7 hours ahead of NYC Fun fact: The ancient city of Troy was located in modern day Turkey
The City of Danang is an exciting, friendly, and historically rich community with a fascinating political system and social traditions. The University of Danang offers short-term non-credit certificate programs. They vary in length and can take place at varying times during the summer. Most are between 2-6 weeks in duration and offer an intensive and focused international experience.
Location: Southeast Asia Capital: Hanoi Official language: Vietnamese Currency: dong (₫) Economy: Agriculture, mining, information technology Main exports: Mobile phones, oil, cashews, black pepper, rice, coffee Climate: Highly variable, generally humid, monsoons Time difference: 11 hours ahead of NYC Fun fact: Among all developing countries, Vietnam has one of the lowest unemployment rates
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