The Capstone Semester accesses New York City’s limitless international resources through site visits integrated into the coursework. Adjusted each semester in accordance with new opportunities, students visit the UN headquarters and UN-affiliated organizations, diplomatic missions, NGOs, financial institutions, museums, and political entities committed to international development and activism. Students also meet with local people and community groups, assuring that students experience Brooklyn and New York’s diverse communities and distinctive social fabric.
A cornerstone of the program is the weeklong excursion to Washington, D.C., where students learn about the interaction of government, NGOs, and lobbying groups at national and international levels. Course visits have included the World Health Organization, the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict, the Friends Committee on National Legislation, the World Bank, Oxfam, The Fund for Global Human Rights, Bank Information Center, National Endowment for Democracy, and the U.S. State Department.