Faculty-Led Programs Abroad


SUNY Oneonta offers a variety of short-term, faculty-led programs (FLPs) abroad throughout the year that vary by location, department and cost. These are courses taught by SUNY Oneonta faculty for credit abroad and include coursework, cultural experiences, and often service learning opportunities. Typically, a faculty-led program takes place during breaks, either Summer, Winter, or Spring, and can last anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks. These programs give students the opportunity to learn in a completely new setting, and often on unique subject matters not regularly offered on campus.

To schedule an advising meeting with a Study Abroad Professional or Peer Advisor, click the button below:


Visit our OGE Global Portal to:

See FACULTY-LED Program Offerings & Apply!

Instructions for Students: In the OGE Global Portal, click on "Programs" and type in the Faculty-Led Program name in the search bar. Then click on the program to see details and to apply. You may need to select the "hamburger" (three horizontal lines) drop down menu on the top of the screen to see "Programs" in the mobile phone view.


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Course: INTD 1094: Global Perspectives in STEM Technologies
Credits: 3
Travel Dates: January 5, 2024 - January 13, 2024

Deadline to Apply: September 15, 2023
Contact: Dr. Gina Solano, Gina.Solano@oneonta.edu

View the Ireland Program Brochure in the OGE Global Portal

Tenerife (Canary Islands)

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Course: MUSE 5400: Museums, Landscapes, and Society in the Canary Islands (Cooperstown Graduate Program Students Only)
Credits: 1 
Travel Dates:
January 8, 2024 - January 19, 2024
Contact: Dr. Erik Stengler, 
                Dr. Cynthia Falk: Cynthia.Falk@oneonta.edu

View the Tenerife Program Brochure in the OGE Global Portal

Ogasawara Islands, Japan

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Course: BIOL 3906 Section 1: Global Studies in Conservation and Sustainability 
Credits: 2 
Travel Dates: December 26, 2023 - January 12, 2024
Deadline to Apply: September 15, 2023
Contact: Dr. Kiyoko Yokota, Kiyoko.Yokota@oneonta.edu

View the Ogasawara Program Brochure in the OGE Global Portal


For SUNY Oneonta Faculty Interested in Running a Program:

Faculty-Led programs abroad are a professional development opportunity and can provide a unique format for collaboration with overseas colleagues and partners.
See FLP proposal submission deadlines below. 

To begin the set-up and logistical process for potential programs, contact Nathan Tweedie at Nathan.Tweedie@oneonta.edu. Submit proposal materials to Nathan.Tweedie@oneonta.edu

See further details regarding FLPs in the University Sponsored Student Travel policy.

Step 1:

For international FLPs, syllabi are required to be reviewed and approved by the Department Chair and Dean before the Program Proposal is submitted. Syllabi must follow and meet the requirements of the SUNY Oneonta Syllabus Guidelines

Step 2:

Prospective Departure Term Syllabus Form & Syllabus Submission Deadline Proposal Form & Packet Submission Deadline

Term(s) to Recruit &

Prepare Students

Winter 2024 (Winter Break) Monday, March 18, 2024 Monday, April 15, 2024 Spring & Fall
Spring 2025 (Spring Break) Monday, March 18, 2024 Monday, April 15, 2024 Spring & Fall
Summer 2025 Monday, March 18, 2024 Monday, April 15, 2024 Fall & Spring

Step 3:

OGE will work with faculty leaders on the process to create detail code for student payments.

Step 4:

Program leader(s) must create a detailed emergency plan (OGE Emergency Plan Template) and submit it to/discuss it with the OGE. The emergency plan must include:

  • The identification of location and contact information of American (and other country if non-American citizen students are part of the program) Embassies and Consulates in country/countries of travel.
  • Accommodation information (addresses and contact information)
  • Flight information
  • Emergency numbers in-country (ambulance, police, fire department)
  • Program leader(s) contact information and contact in case program leader(s) cannot be reached
  • Nearest hospital/emergency medical facility for each program location and contact information for the facilities
  • Alternate meeting place in case of emergency
  • SUNY international health insurance contact information

NOTE: The SUNY Office of Global Affairs requires campuses to submit all credit-bearing programs (including FLPs) for SUNY Global approval. They will review the syllabi, budget, and itinerary of the programs.  

For SUNY Oneonta faculty sponsoring NON-CREDIT international student travel:

  1. Faculty sponsors/leaders must notify the OGE of non-credit international student ravel at least two months prior to student travel by emailing globaled@oneonta.edu with the travel itinerary (locations & dates) and participant roster with student & faculty contact information. It is vital that the OGE know of student international travel so the office may enroll the students and faculty leader (if applicable) in international health insurance and inform them of health and safety requirements. 
  2. Students must complete the "Non-Credit International Travel" application in the OGE Global Portal. After the OGE "commits" them in the portal, the students will be able to complete the required "next steps" forms. These must be completed at least two months prior to student travel
  3. The Faculty-Led Program Coordinator will submit student travel information to the University-Sponsored Student Travel Registry for information management of all University-sponsored student travel.

See the Non-Credit International Student Travel procedures for full details (part of the University Sponsored Student Travel Policy).

For more information about Faculty-Led Programs Abroad or non-credit international student travel, contact:

Nathan Tweedie




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