Students on their ISP Trip

1 hallmark experience, ~100% of students

International Studies Program

Learn about a country, economy, and company. Travel there to see it for yourself with 200 classmates. Develop and present a business solution with your team.

Experience your first international business trip before you even graduate.

Since 2001, the Barr Family International Studies Program (ISP) has explored the economic, cultural, and political histories of countries. Every junior at NYU Stern takes this one-of-a-kind course on the principles of International Economies and Trade during your spring semester. Your course will focus on a different global center of commerce in Asia, Europe, or South America. ISP presents the real-world opportunities and challenges that international firms face today. 

This semester-long course includes an international trip during Spring Break to one of three cities in Asia, Europe or South America. Students travel overseas together, focus on a specific industry, meet with company executives, and observe a country’s culture firsthand. ISP culminates in the hallmark ISP Competition where students compete in small groups, and present a capstone assignment to classmates, professors and deans.

Recent ISP locations include: 
  • Barcelona 
  • Berlin
  • Budapest
  • Buenos Aires
  • Ho Chi Minh City 
  • Hong Kong
  • Lisbon
  • Milan
  • Monterrey
  • Rome
  • Santiago
  • Seoul
  • Singapore
  • Stockholm
  • Tokyo

ISP is made possible thanks to the generous support of NYU Stern alumnus and Overseer, Edward Barr and his wife Nancy.

Wynonna Rinkacs Headshot

Student Voices

Wynonna Rinkacs (BS '17)

"No other school sends an entire class abroad at the same time. Through ISP, I was given the opportunity to experience Chilean culture with 200 of my fellow students."