Winter Study Abroad Programs for Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs Students

How to apply

To apply please submit an application to the host institution (links will be provided as they are made available in the program descriptions), and, if taking a program for academic credit, please also submit an application to the Baruch College Study Abroad Office.

Host Institution Application Deadline: Varies by program, please see program descriptions for deadline

Baruch College Study Abroad Office Application Deadline: October 1 (must submit application for approval to receive credit for credit-bearing programs)

Application processes, fees, and eligibility vary from program to program.

If you have any questions please contact the Office of Global Initiatives at

Study in Greece

Study in Netherlands

Study in Greece

Migrations in the Margins of Europe

The Netherlands Institute in Athens, along with the University of Amsterdam, runs a two-week long program that offers an overview of current debates and research topics in relation to refugees and migration in Greece. Program combines seminars with field research in specific neighborhoods of Athens and in selected NGO’s.

Two-week long intensive research winter school for MA and PhD students in Social Sciences. As the collapse of the eastern Block at the beginning of the 1990s and the larger socioeconomic transformations in Africa and Asia resulted in massive migration flows to Greece and Europe in general, the East Mediterranean became one of the entry “gates” of Europe as its geographical position is at the margins, at the crossroads of Asia and Africa in the south of the Mediterranean Sea. More recently the flows of refugees have been intensified due to the wider political changes in the area while Europe is facing one of the most challenging periods of its contemporary history. As the idea of fortress Europe is becoming reinforced, “the entry points” in Greece have to share disproportionally with all other Europeans the management and social policy of the new flows. The course will be supplemented with a small field research in the center of Athens and students will be able to contribute to our migration project by recording and illustrating life experiences of refugees or people who are involved with social policy.

Program Title and Details: Migrations in the Margins of Europe

Program location: Athens, Greece at the Netherlands Institute in Athens

Application deadline: November 15, 2019 (The number of participating students is limited with maximum 20 students, so the host institution encourages students to apply early.)

Program cost: 450 Euros (~500 USD)

Course dates: January 17 – 30, 2020

Accommodation: Free shared rooms in guest rooms or in hotels in close proximity to the institutes, as provided by the Netherlands Institute in Athens.

Language of instruction: English

Eligibility: Graduate students only. Non-credit bearing - taken as a certificate program. Special condition: This course overlaps with the first week of the Spring 2020 semester and participating students are responsible for obtaining a permission to miss their first week of Spring 2020 classes at Baruch College from their teaching faculty.


Please notify about your application submission

Study in Netherlands

Post-API Research? On the Remnants of Social Media Data

The Digital Methods Initiative (DMI) Amsterdam is holding its annual Winter School on 'Post-API research? On the contemporary study of social media data.' The format is that of a (social media and web) data sprint, with tutorials as well as hands-on work for telling stories with data. There is a program of keynote speakers as well as a book launch of 'The Politics of Social Media Manipulation' (Amsterdam University Press, 2020). It is intended for advanced Master's students, PhD candidates and motivated scholars who would like to work on (and complete) a digital methods project in an intensive workshop setting

At the Winter School, there are the usual social media tool tutorials (and the occasional tool requiem), but also invitations for thinking through and proposing how to work on web epistemology after the fake news debacle. New tutorials include digital ethnography, data journalism and small data work, plus a new variation on the walk-through method.

Program Title and Details: Digital Methods Winter School Program

Program location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Application deadline: November 19, 2019

Program Tuition cost: 695 EUR (~760 USD)

Course dates: January 13 – January 17, 2020

Accommodation: Participants are expected to find their own housing (airbnb and other short-stay sites are helpful), or there are available accommodations at the Student Hotel:

The Student Hotel Amsterdam
Jan van Galenstraat 335
1061 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 760 4000
(Arrival: 12 January 2020; Departure: 18 January 2020)

If you would like to have accommodations at the Student Hotel, please write to the student hotel directly. To avoid disappointment, please write to them as early as possible. Ask the hotel for the Digital Methods Winter School discount.

Language of instruction: English

Eligibility: Graduate students. Non-credit bearing - taken as a certificate program.


Please notify about your application submission

Marxe Study Away Award

A limited number of Marxe Study Away Awards are available to offset the study abroad expenses if a student qualifies.

To qualify and be considered for the award you must have completed at least 9 credits (in PAF) and have at least a 3.4 GPA at the time of application. You must submit proof of application to the study abroad program of your choice.

Applicants must also be matriculated students at the time of application as well as during the course of the program.

Please email for the application if you would like to apply.