the international experience
The NYC Alliance committed to integrating international activities into program activities, and officially launched the activity in 2008 at the Annual Urban University Conference Series, with the theme of Explorations and Discovery. In 2014, the Annual GlobalCUNY Conference was inaugurated and is held during the International Studies Week serves as a Research Colloquium and Expo, focused on highlighting projects and programs underway across the university, that have an international focus, and allows for the active participation/inclusion of STEM students.
The multi-pronged approach consists of 1) collaborating with existing programs within the NSF and other federal agencies, 2) working collaboratively with a core of mentors/faculty who have international collaborations, 3) working closely with Departments, Institutes and Centers at CUNY who have international agreements, significant international research focus, and 4) working collaboratively with other Alliances, all of which have some developed program activities in international research.
From 2008 – 2016 over 170 NYC LSAMP Scholars have participated in International Research Experiences in 30 different countries. LSAMP Scholars in the last eight years participated in research experiences in England, Sweden, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, the Netherlands, Japan, China, Singapore, Australia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Honduras, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, St. Kitts, Ethiopia, Togo, Ghana, South Africa and Morocco.