Global Human Ecology

Exchange Programs

Human Ecology students extend their experience off-campus with study abroad, exchange and urban semester programs. Programs are specially designed to include global public health, pre-med internships, pre-professional internships, design immersion, public engagement, or international business and policy and fulfill requirements in the academic majors. Students can study at top universities around the world or choose experiential learning, internships, and externships in the US and at worldwide locations.

Students should meet with their academic advisors or student development counselors to discuss their options. Also visit the Career Exploration Center or speak to the study abroad advisor in the Office of Student and Career Development.

Global Human Ecology programs include:

Urban Semester Program
Live and study in New York City during the summer. Develop professional directions, identity and skills through internships and community service, integrated with course work focused on ethnographic methods, organizational culture, disparities, leadership and service. Expand your comfort zone and acquire new ways of learning, interacting with and being in this globalized world. Gain exposure to New York City's emergent and growing cultural and socio-economic centers. Learn from experiences in various settings.

Exchange Programs
Exchange programs offer a unique opportunity for Human Ecology Students to take classes in some of the best Universities abroad that have been hand picked by HE Faculty to offer the best curriculum matches with HE Departments. We have faculty and student connections at these institutions that provide another layer of support for participating students. Students take classes in their majors alongside degree-seeking students from the host Universities. In exchange students from the partner Universities will study at Human Ecology. Nearly all partner institutions in non-English speaking countries offer a wide range of classes taught in English. Students are billed their regular HE tuition with no added fees.

Capital Semester
Combine a full spring semester of Cornell credit with a paid legislative internship in Albany, New York. This is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in law, public policy, or other graduate programs, and for those interested in employment directly after Cornell University.

Cornell in Washington
Take courses from Cornell faculty, conduct individual research projects, and work as an 'extern' while taking advantage of the rich resources of the nation's capital.

Cornell Abroad
Explore the applied side of study abroad through programs that allow students to participate in approved internships and independent research programs, as well as direct enrollment in foreign institutions.

Global Health Program
The Division of Nutritional Sciences Global Health Program offers students from any field of study the opportunity to explore and apply global health knowledge through experiential learning. The program is directed by Professor Rebecca Stoltzfus and Jeanne Moseley, the Associate Director, with the support and guidance of a Global Health Advisory Board composed of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students from across colleges and departments, representing diverse disciplines related to global health.

Exercise Science - Off Campus

Students interested in pursuing additional training in exercise science, fitness, or elementary education are welcome to investigate the college's joint programs with Ithaca College and Wells College, all within a 45-minute drive of Cornell's campus. Each program is unique, with its own guidelines for participation and available courses of study. A coordinated curriculum with Wells College allows Human Development majors to earn New York State teaching certification, while Nutritional Sciences, Human Biology, Health and Society, and Human Factors and Ergonomics students often take advantage of courses in physical therapy or exercise science at Ithaca College.