Faculty-Led Programs Abroad

Professor Yokota and students on Ogasawara Island, Japan
Professors Bernard and Levine with students in Portugal
students performing water tests in Guatemala
Faculty-led Program in the UK!
Faculty-led Program in Finland!

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.

More Summer 2024 Faculty Led Programs to be announced soon, please check back regularly for updates.

Greece & Turkey

File:Flag of Greece.svg - Wikimedia Commons

Course: PHIL 3500: Ancient Philosophical Thought: Rediscovering the Art of Living Well
Credits: 3
Travel Dates:
May 23, 2024 - June 10, 2024
Contact: Dr. Daniel Patrone, Daniel.Patrone@oneonta.edu

View the Greece and Turkey Program Brochure in the OGE Global Portal


china: Flag of China

Course: HISW3994 or SOC3094
Credits: 3
Travel Dates:
May 23rd, 2024 - June 5th, 2024
Dr. HoHon Leung hohon.leung@oneonta.edu

Dr. Matthew Hendley matthew.hendley@oneonta.edu

View the China Program Brochure in the OGE Global Portal



Course: EDUC 3040
Credits: 3
Travel Dates:
May 19th, 2024 - May 28, 2024
Dr. Ann Fradkin-Hayslip Ann.Fradkin-Hayslip@oneonta.edu

Dr. Barbara Vokatis barbara.vokatis@oneonta.edu

View the Finland Program Brochure in the OGE Global Portal


Spain flag

Course: Documentary Photography in Madrid
Credits: 3
Travel Dates:
May 20th, 2024 - May 31st, 2024
Contact: Dr. Wesley Bernard, wesley.bernard@oneonta.edu

View the Madrid Program Brochure in the OGE Global Portal


Guatemalan Flag Free Stock Photo - Public Domain Pictures

Course: GEOG 3085 (Cross-listed with ENVS & GEOL): Water and the Environment of Guatemala
Credits: 3
Travel Dates: May 22 2024- June 4, 2024
Contact: Dr. Tracy Allen,

View the Guatemala 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 2025 (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 more information about Faculty-Led Programs Abroad, contact:

Nathan Tweedie



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

  1. Faculty and staff sponsors/leaders must notify the OGE of non-credit international student travel 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 in advance so the office may enroll the students and faculty leader (if applicable) in required international health insurance and inform them of health and safety requirements. This is a SUNY System requirement.
  2. Students must complete the "Non-Credit International Travel" application in the OGE Global Portal. They should go to "Programs" in the portal, type "Non-Credit International Travel" in the search bar, and then apply to the correct term. 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 one month prior to student travel.
  3. The sponsoring faculty or staff member must submit student travel information to the University-Sponsored Student Travel Registry for information management of all University-sponsored student travel (for risk management purposes).

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

For more information about non-credit international student travel, contact:

The Office of Global Education (OGE)



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