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Launched through a strategic partnership with the United Nations University, JSIA has partnered with universities, think tanks, and research centres around the world. JSIA offers student exchanges and collaborative degree programs for BA and MA students, as well as opportunities to intern at leading think tanks. 

Under the student exchange program, BA and MA students spend 1-2 semesters at a partner university. Tuition is paid at JGU and board and lodging at the partner university. These programs provide students with a great opportunity to live in a new country, try out new courses, and meet new people. The program is attractive also because of its affordability – students get a taste of an international education while paying tuition at JGU. 

Under the collaborative degree program, students spend 1 year at a partner university, and earn a degree from the partner university as well. At the end of two years, students graduate with two degrees. Tuition and Board and Lodging are to be paid at the partner university, though scholarships opportunities are available as well. Partner Universities include: Bush School of Government, Texas A&M University,USA; Daemen College, USA; University of Warsaw, Poland; Balsille School of International Affairs, Canada; Leiden University, Netherlands; KoC University, Turkey; University of Basel, Switzerland; Ontario University, Canada; Long Island University, USA; National Chengchi University, Taiwan; Tsing Hua University, Taiwan; School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indian University, USA; Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valaparisson, Chile; Willam Paterson University, USA; Leeds University, UK ; Katholieke University, Leuven, Belgium; Tel Aviv University, Israel; and Arab International University, among others. 

JSIA offers collaborative degree programs currently with the University of Birmingham, UK, Queen Mary University, UK, and University of Leeds, UK. 

JSIA has understandings with leading think-tanks, international NGOs and research institutes such as The Brookings Institution, U.S.A.; Conectas Human Rights (Brazil), Institute Brazil-Africa (Brazil); Institute for Global Dialogue (South Africa); Center for BRICS Studies at Fudan University (China); Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) of the Dominican Republic; United Nations Development Programme; United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty; International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda; Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi; Nonviolent Peace Force, Phillipines; Oxfam International; Save the Children; Third World Network; Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry; One World South Asia; ActionAid International; and Gateway House, India, to provide research and internship opportunities for BAGA, M.A. (DLB) and PhD students.