“What makes the International Studies program at MMC so unique is that it marries all the elements of the Social Science department. The professors all work together to create a comprehensive curriculum that teaches students to see global affairs from all different perspectives. In learning how to deconstruct and analyze international affairs, MMC’s IS department has taught me that the world systems are all part of the same intricate fabric. As a post-graduate, this has allowed me to see the core value of global issues, while also understanding all the elements in which they were created. MMC’s IS department also takes full advantage of its locations. Throughout my time as an IS student my professors took their students on field trips to the United Nations, lectures at other universities and to the countless NGO’s located in New York. Needless to say, the IS department and all the professors were extremely helpful and persistent in placing their students in internships where they could obtain value on-hands experience in the international community. The IS department not only prepared me for a career in the international forum, but also taught me what to expect and what was to be expected of me.”
Before graduating from MMC, Bridget Gormley spent a semester abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris, where she studied French language and history, philosophy and literature. Since graduating in May 2013, she has worked for the New York State Department of Education and is currently working for the American Hospital of Paris Foundation here in New York.
At the Foundation, Bridget helps organize annual events, which raise the funds to provide needed improvements in technology and facilities at the American Hospital of Pairs. She also helps to create and maintain programs that facilitate a healthy exchange, between the United States and France, of medical ideas, techniques and personnel. She hopes to pursue a Masters degree in Human Rights in the Fall 2015.
Class Year and Major
Class of 2013, Major in International Studies