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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.


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.
My interest and majoring in Business Economics actually came from my interest in fashion. I grew up loving fashion and every aspect of it and coming to college I knew I wanted to study fashion. It was just deciding which aspect of it, and I decided I wanted to do more of the business side. So my dream job after SUNY Oneonta would definitely be working in some type of fashion corporate office in the city or working for a stylist or anything that the business aspect of fashion could provide me.
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.
My top experience was probably the tropical field biology course in Peru with one of my professors, Dr. Florian Reyda. We learned about conservation of the rainforest in the Andes Mountains and did many hikes and learned about our surroundings, including a lot of the animals and plant species that are there. There were 16 other students who went, and they felt like family by the end.
My career goal is to be part of a marketing team for some major corporation in New York City. I would love to be able to live outside of New York and commute in. A true dream job would be to be a voice actor for Disney. I did the Disney College Program my junior year, and that was a blast. I would love to work with Pixar, creating different voices for characters.
I love how friendly everyone is. Even if you're just at the dining hall, you could sit down and eat with anybody and they will befriend you. It’s not hard to make friends at all. My roommate and I met each other online through the class Facebook group, and we became really close.
My best experience has definitely been playing on the tennis team. I actually got to travel my freshman year to Portugal with the team. Coming in as a freshman, that was just an amazing experience for me. It was the first time I had ever been abroad.
I've had opportunities to meet tons of people. College has definitely changed me immensely already. I was kind of shy before, so I didn't think that I would openly talk to as many people as I did. But, my first week, I was like a social butterfly!
My Phonetics and Phrenology class was so interesting to learn the science behind languages, how people speak and why. You learn the parts of the mouth and how you have to put your tongue to a certain spot to make a sound. My favorite education class is Methods because I get to work at Morris Central School teaching Spanish to 8th- through 12th-graders and that’s a lot of fun.
I chose Oneonta because the first time I ever visited, the first moment I walked on campus, I felt like I was coming home. It was a weird feeling. It's the same feeling you get after you've been on a trip for like seven days and you walk back home and you're welcomed and you're happy to be there. That's the same feeling I got from coming on campus for the first time. And I thought, “I can't look at any other colleges. This is the one for me.”

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