Cornell ILR vs American University SIS

<p>My Son has 1/2 scholarship to American University. Passion for History, Debate, on debate team in high school 4 years, government, and political science interest. He is not sure about field of study for the future.</p>

<p>Many are saying Cornell is the easy choice; But what about access to DC area, internships, School of International Service Honors Program ( diversity among students from different countries.) If he chooses a government filed of study maybe American is good?</p>

<p>Then we liked the diverse ILR program exposing our son to law, negotiation, management, labor, economics, business. </p>

<p>Any help with this decision would be greatly appreciated.</p>

<p>i'm biased because i go to cornell, but boyfriend is in ilr and he's also been getting good internships and interacting with international students. internships in nyc come up often and there is a program called the urban semester in which your son can spend a semester in nyc doing mostly internships and shadowing while receiving credit. a lot of ILRies go into different fields. he will also have the option to internally transfer if he decides on a more solid career path, but many ILRies are happy (there is a government major, since you mentioned maybe studying government) and he can concentrate in certain areas within ILR. i'd take a look at some of those options.</p>

<p>Thanks for your thoughtful reply. Saw mixed reviews on American's social scene or lack of.
Any more comments welcomed!</p>