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First Stop, Oneonta; Next Stop, World!

Spend your summer touring the European world of fashion at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Florence. Become fluent in Korean at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Get resume-worthy global communication experience during an internship in London. SUNY Oneonta offers summer, semester and academic-year study abroad and exchange programs in partnership with 15 universities. But the possibilities don’t end there! You’ll also have access to a variety of short-term international trips led by Oneonta faculty, and more than 1,000 study abroad programs available through the SUNY network.

This is Oneonta

Whether they’re from a big city or a small town, students say they love the balance they’ve found in the Oneonta community.


Faculty and Staff
Every day that doesn’t begin with ‘S,’ Snapper Petta and his assistant, Juneau, pack up their things and make their way at about 8:30 a.m. to 459 Hulbert Hall, home of SUNY Oneonta’s Outdoor Adventure Office. On Friday, Jan. 17, they will do this for the last time, as Snapper is retiring after 40 years with the college.
Some of my best experiences have been with the Music Industry Club. We set up shows on campus and bring in outside touring acts, and I’m the audio technician so I run all the sound for the shows we put on. I’m also an intern at The Black Oak downtown, and I do live sound for shows there, which is a lot of fun.
SUNY Oneonta could offer the best possible experience for me because it has hundreds of student clubs in a variety of categories. Also it is well known that the university provides to exchange students the friendly atmosphere and the personal attention through the small size classes and the peer mentor programs.
I have such close relationships with so many of the professors. I think it’s just because they are there to teach but also there supporting you. They want you to succeed. It’s almost like a friendship, like an equal give and take. They’re so willing to learn from you, as well, and grow together.
My best experiences so far have definitely been just hanging out with the friends I’ve met in my dorm. Everyone in my hallway, we all get together, hang out, go out to lunch together and go into town as a group. It’s just great being a part of a community, whether we’re in the dorm room spending time with neighbors or volunteering at an event with friends.
I want to be an entertainment lawyer, doing copyright and writing contracts for artists and athletes. Not just in the U.S. but internationally. I speak English, Mandarin, Korean and Spanish. So that would be my dream job.
I want to be a middle school Spanish teacher, probably like eighth grade. It’s a good age where you can interact with them and they can start to form their own opinions and add substance to a conversation. It’s really when they dive into language and start learning about why it’s so important to learn other languages and how it can connect people.
I was at a community college before I came here. I applied and wasn’t sure if I was going to get in. When I got the letter, I was super excited. At my old school you could only major in one thing, but I love sociology, so I was very excited to be able to major in both music performance and sociology here.
The opportunities I’ve had, especially to travel, I will never forget. The summer after my freshman year, our tennis team went to Portugal, and that was the first time I had been overseas. It was incredible. Being able to see and live in another culture temporarily is so eye-opening.
My dream job would be to be a CEO of a company. I can see myself making pitches, being in that corporate setting in a conference room and being a leader. It fits my personality.
When she was 6 years old, Jordan Glasser ’14 would spend hours helping her grandma transform hand-me-down clothes into dress-up costumes. She never imagined that, one day, she would be making a living turning visions of empire waists and princess seams into one-of-a-kind bridesmaid dresses.
Faculty and Staff
Adjunct Instructor Sean Scherer began exhibiting his paintings and drawings in New York City in 1989 while taking classes at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Since then, he has added designer, collector, shopkeeper, author and instructor to his resume, has 13,000 followers on Instagram, and has been featured in publications such as The New York Times (more than once), Country Living and Conde Nast Traveler.
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