CUNY SPS: New York Union Semester

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Live in New York City. Defend workers’ rights. Get paid and earn college credits.New York Union Semester (NY Union Semester) is a full-time intensive academic and internship program that provides students with an opportunity to put their passion f... read more

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A student studying abroad with CUNY SPS: New York Union Semester
I learned about the history, politics, structure, operations, and tactics of labor unions in New York City; a topic I knew very little about prior to this experience. I am now considering a returning to New York to seek employment for a labor union after I graduate and Union Semester gave me the connections to do so. I was worth... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Was definitely worthwhile! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CUNY SPS: New York Union Semester
I learned so much. The program was worthwhile and I am glad I completed the program. I learned about labor, unions, the history of New York City, a history of the US that I had not known before. I learned about organizing workers, learning to become a more effective communicator, to be independent, and to manage time more effect... - Middlebury College View Entire Review

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Live in New York City. Defend workers’ rights. Get paid and earn college credits.

New York Union Semester (NY Union Semester) is a full-time intensive academic and internship program that provides students with an opportunity to put their passion for social justice to work, both inside and outside the classroom.  As interns, students learn first-hand how unions and labor organizations fight for workers’ rights by contributing to the movement themselves.  Students analyze the experience they gain in the field by studying the history and current status of the U.S. labor movement.

Undergraduate students earn 16 credits and are awarded a Certificate in Labor Studies, and graduate students earn 12 credits and are awarded a Graduate Certificate in Labor Studies upon completion of the program. The program welcomes undergraduates, recent college graduates, and graduate students.

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Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Human Sciences
  • Work and Family Studies
  • Human Services
  • Human Resources Management
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