Study Abroad

Study Abroad
Study Abroad
Study Abroad
Study Abroad

Study Abroad and Exchange Programs

SUNY Oneonta offers 16 study abroad and exchange programs through the Office of International Education. Oneonta students also have access to the SUNY network that offers more than 1,000 study abroad and exchange programs around the world. Find out more about other SUNY program options. All programs carry academic standing and eligibility requirements and vary in duration, purpose and cost.

Faculty-led, short-term programs are also held throughout the year. These trips are usually part of a semester-long or summer course and typically last 10 days to three weeks, offering hands-on learning in your field, plus immersion in another culture. Recent trips have taken biology students to a rainforest in Peru, photography and art students to Singapore, and history students to Norway. Some courses have incorporated service learning activities, including distributing school supplies to children on the Colombia island of San Andres and analyzing water quality at a lake in Guatemala.

Scholarships are available to support students who might otherwise not have the financial means to study abroad. Made possible through gifts from alumni, faculty, staff and community members, these scholarships are made available each year to qualifying students.

SUNY Oneonta’s Career Development Center now offers international internship programs in several countries, including Argentina, Canada, China, India, Ireland, Singapore, South Africa and Spain. For more information about these exciting opportunities, please visit the Career Development Center website.

Overseas Application

Africa

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The University of Cape Coast

“Truth, Our Guide”  
Established in 1962 as a University College, the institution has over 14,000 students. The university offers an environment that motivates individuals to respond effectively to the development needs of a changing world.

The Campus
The University of Cape Coast has 14,771 undergraduates, 900 postgrads, and 195 international students from around the world on study abroad.

Location and Demographics
The University of Cape Coast is one of the rare sea front universities in the world. It is represented by academic faculties, schools, institutions and centers, all focused on supporting and advancing specific areas of economic and social activity through learning, teaching, research and consultancy. The campus is diversified, welcoming, and friendly. The Centre for International Education strives “to be a vibrant centre for coordinating activities of the University at the international level and thereby project the institution as a reputable center of excellence of teaching, learning and research.”

Visit the UCC Ghana website for a view of the campus, its history, programs, courses, and facilities. 

Housing
On campus housing, double occupancy.

Application & Deadline
Applications and inquiries should be directed to the SUNY Oneonta Office of International Education only. A completed SUNY Overseas Academic Programs Application is due to the OIE by February 15th for Fall Semester; September 15th for Spring Semester. 

Download the Overseas Academic Programs Application form.

Duration and Cost

Study for the fall or spring semester. Cost for the program is affordable and value-added for in-state and out-of-state residents.

A faculty-led program is periodically held and offers lectures from faculty at several universities, the Cape Coast, Kumasi, and Legon, on African oral literatures, dance, film, poetry, and the history of Ghana, with a focus on the impact of the European slave trade on West Africa.  Consult with the Department of Africana and Latino Studies for more details or visit their website.

Eligibility
Open to SUNY students from all campuses and all majors. Eligibility for studying at UCC Ghana includes sophomore status or above with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Asia

Seinan Gakuin University

"Overcoming Boundaries of Culture, Nationality, and Gender"

Since 1971, Seinan Gakuin University (SGU) in Fukuoka, Japan has welcomed SUNY Oneonta students to their fine institution. Founded by an American missionary, the University has expanded into a secular community, welcoming students from around the world.

Anna Zajac’s Journey to Japan

Location and Demographics

Located in the southwest (Seinan) part of Japan, Fukuoka is known for its dichotomy of natural beauty and dynamic atmosphere. Rich in tradition, the city within Kyushu is famous for its festivals, entertainment, shopping, and beautiful vistas and parks. With 1.4 million inhabitants, Fukuoka is one of Japan’s five largest cities and prides itself in its unique cuisine and enticing shopping districts. The city’s strategic location offers convenient travel to various parts of Japan and South Korea via its national airport. A 1 ½ hour direct flight from Fukuoka to the Narita International Airport in Tokyo, the metro center of Japan, is affordable and provides another avenue to tour this dynamic country. The city’s public transportation system is highly developed and modestly priced.

The Seinan Gakuin University campus is surrounded by pristine views and historical areas with easy access to charming villages, outdoor markets, and big city nightlife. The local community is very amiable but the pace of Fukuoka is much slower than Tokyo and other large cities. It is a common vacation destination site and has a laid back atmosphere. In the spring, cherry blossoms are prolific and the city prides itself on its foliage, flower displays, and artistic landscapes.

SGU is well-respected for its diverse student body, high-quality academic programs, and friendly staff and faculty. The University promotes cross-cultural understanding, furthering its longstanding ties with SUNY.

The Campus

Seinan Gakuin University has 8,000 students in its twelve undergraduate divisions and nine graduate programs combined. It is a full-service institution for serious, academic study and productivity. The campus has a law school, comprehensive library, fitness center, gymnasium, social and community activities, student organizations, an interfaith chapel, American and international dining services, and impressive technology and student services. A full orientation at Seinan Gakuin is given, in addition to SUNY Oneonta’s orientation for its students.

Visit the Seinan Gakuin University website for a view of information, such as estimated costs, field trips, facilities and photos.

Application & Deadline
Applications and inquiries should be directed to the SUNY Oneonta Office of International Education only. A completed SUNY Overseas Application is due to the OIE by March 1 for Fall, Summer or Academic Year Study, and by August 1 for Spring study abroad. Early applications for the summer program are strongly encouraged due to the limited number of slots available.

Contact the Study Abroad Coordinator in the Office of International Education at 607-436-3369 or visit the OIE at 103 Alumni Hall for complete details about the exchange program.

Housing
The I-House is adequately equipped for a semester or academic year. Housing is provided year round and between semesters for visiting students.

View The International House

Duration and Cost
Cost for the program is affordable and value-added for in-state and out-of-state residents. The university experience and country are best appreciated for an academic year abroad but students may study for a semester or SGU's Intensive Japanese Language 4 week Summer Session (and earn 4 credits). 

Tokyo Metropolitan University

Location and Demographics

Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU) is located in the Tokyo suburb of Hachioji, which is about one hour betrain from downtown Tokyo. The University's location is ideal for students, as it is situated in an area with many amenities, but still within close reach of the center of one of the world's greatest cities.

The Campus
TMU is highly ranked among Japanese universities and has an undergraduate student population of 6,900 students. TMU has seven campuses; however, exchange students study at the Minami-Osawa campus. For more information about TMU, visit the TMU website.

Academics: Semester and Academic Year
Students may study at TMU for a full academic year or spring semester. The Fall semester begins in October and ends in February. The Spring semester begins in April and ends in August. Classes are available in English in several subjects, including biology, biochemistry, the humanities and social sciences. TMU also offers 7 levels of Japanese language classes.

Academics: Summer Program
Students can participate in a 3-week summer program at TMU, earning 6 U.S. credits. The summer program focuses on Japanese language and culture, and includes field trips that are designed to increase students' understanding of Japan.

For more information about the courses available to exchange students at TMU, view the program brochure.

Housing
Exchange students live in furnished apartments that are located within 30 minutes from campus by shuttle or public transportation. The apartments are shared with single bedrooms and a common kitchen and bathroom.

Cost Contact the Study Abroad Coordinator in the Office of International Education at 607-436-3369 or visit the OIE at 103 Alumni Hall for complete details about the exchange program

Eligibility
Open to all SUNY students. Minimum 2.5 GPA and sophomore status or above required

Application & Deadline
Applications should be directed to the SUNY Oneonta Office of International Education only. A completed SUNY Overseas Application is due to the OIE by March 15th for Academics Year and Summer study, and October 15th for Spring study.

Overseas Academic Programs Application

Chungnam National University

“Creativity, Development, and Service”

SUNY Oneonta is a proud partner of Chungnam National University (CNU), a major research university of 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students. A respected research university, known for its medical and healthcare programs, as well as economic and business management, law, fine arts and music, natural sciences, computer sciences, and liberal arts programs.

The Campus
CNU is well-respected for its diverse student body, high-quality academic programs, and world class international faculty.  The International Office has a knowledgeable and friendly staff.  Selected as one of the “50 best universities in Asia,” Chungnam National University is passionate about "turning dreams into reality" for its students.  Encouraging active engagement on its sprawling campus and in the local community, Daejeon, Korea is an excellent choice for study abroad.  Experience, "It's Daejeon" - meaning, "Interesting, Tradition & Culture, Science & Technology."

Visit the Chungnam National University website

Housing
SUNY students stay on-campus in CNU’s dormitory, double occupancy.  Rooms are Korean style, have ample space, and dormitories are clean, quiet, and safe.

Application & Deadline
Applications and inquiries should be directed to the SUNY Oneonta Office of International Education (OIE) only.A completed SUNY Overseas Application is due to the OIE by March 1 for Fall, Summer or Academic Year Study; October 1 for Spring study abroad.

The Global Scholarship Program (GSP)
The GSP is an outstanding opportunity with excellent scholarship that includes a dormitory fee waiver for well qualified students on the exchange program. At the discretion of CNU, renewal of the scholarship may be possible.  The GSP Application is only for the selected, nominated SUNY study abroad participants from SUNY Oneonta for the Chungnam National University exchange program.

Duration and Cost
Cost for the semester abroad is extremely affordable and value-added for in-state and out-of-state residents.  Applications for the semester exchange program should be filed with the Office of International Education, Study Abroad Coordinator.

Summer Program
CNU offers an outstanding Summer Session for International Students Program(SSIS). The summer program is a wonderful opportunity for adventurous travelers desiring to obtain a short but intense view of Korean culture, tradition, urban infrastructure, and the beauty and dynamic atmosphere Korea has to offer.

The 3-week program is designed to experience the culture of Korea through daily life and carefully arranged activities and field trips.  Students take Korean language classes, attend special lectures, and take a hands-on approach to learning the Korean culture. Though the program is didactic in nature, it is not undergraduate credit bearing. See SSIS brochure for details.  This cost effective program is a great way to be introduced to South Korea while considering a semester or academic year abroad at Chungnam National University and its sprawling campus in friendly Daejeon.

Eligibility
Open to all majors, eligibility for studying at CNU includes sophomore status or above with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher with strong faculty recommendations. Open to all majors. The program is ideal for Science, Biology, Chemistry, Business, Engineering, Political Science, History, and English majors. Entry to the exchange program is competitive and academically strong, qualified students encouraged to apply.

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

“Where the whole world meets”

SUNY Oneonta is proud to have a new exchange partnership with Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), which is a prestigious university in South Korea. HUFS is known for its strong language studies programs and is considered one of the most globalized South Korean universities, with over 400 partnerships with institutions in 80 countries.

Location and Demographics
HUFS has two campuses in South Korea. Students can choose to study at one of the two campuses.

Seoul Campus: This is the University’s main campus and is located in South Korea’s capital city of Seoul. Students can study here for the Spring, Fall or for an academic year. There is also an International Summer Session (ISS) offered in Korean and East Asian Studies on this campus. The coursework taught in English on the Seoul campus includes: Business, Economics, Political Science, Mass Communications, International Studies, Education, English, Korean Studies, and language courses.

Global Campus: This campus is located in Yongin, a rapidly developed city of about 1 million people approximately one hour away from Seoul by bus and subway. Students can study here for the Spring, Fall or for an academic year. The coursework taught in English on the Yongin campus includes: Philosophy, History, Mathematics, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Business and Economics courses.  

The Campus
HUFS has approximately 27,000 undergraduate students, 3,500 graduate students, and over 1,300 international students from around the world. Visit the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies website to view the University’s two campuses, courses, facilities, and more.

Application & Deadline
Applications and inquiries should be directed to the SUNY Oneonta Office of International Education only. A completed SUNY Overseas Academic Programs Application is due to the OIE by April 1 for Fall, Summer or academic year studies, and by October 1 for Spring studies.

Calendar
Fall: Beginning of September – Mid-December
Spring: Beginning of March – Mid-June

Duration and Cost
Cost for the program is affordable and value-added for in-state and out-of-state residents.

Housing
SUNY students stay on-campus in HUFS’ dormitory, double occupancy.

Summer Program
For the past 10 years, HUFS has offered an International Summer Session (ISS) in Korean and East Asian Studies. The ISS is a 4-week program from mid-July to mid-August that gives students the opportunity to gain a better understanding of Korea through coursework in Korean history, performing arts, literature, economy and business, politics, contemporary society and culture, as well as Korean language. Students take 2 courses and receive 3 U.S. credits per course, for a total of 6 U.S. credits.

For more information about the ISS, including information about courses, housing, field trips, specific program dates and more, view the ISS website . Also, look for the HUFS International Summer Session Facebook page!

Eligibility
Open to SUNY Oneonta students only, eligibility for the semester, academic year and ISS Summer programs at HUFS includes sophomore status or above with a cumulative GPA of 2.5. The program is open to all majors, though the program is ideal for English, Education, International Studies, and Business Economics majors.

Yonsei University at Wonju

“Global Village, Global Future”

A well-rounded exchange program providing an array of cultural and didactic experiences at a prestigious university in a beautiful, rural setting.

VIDEO: Colin Pierre-Larnerd Reflects On Studying Abroad at Yonsei University at Wonju in Spring 2011

Location and Demographics
Yonsei University at Wonju (YUW) is situated in a valley surrounded by 360 degrees of beautiful mountain views in rural South Korea.  The campus is strategically located– just 1.5 hours by bus to Seoul and just twenty minutes to a major shopping district.  The city is home to the beautiful Chiak Mountains and also bordered by several beaches on the East Sea coast.  Wonju is a major vacation resort area in Korea and is famous for hiking, skiing, kayaking, and outdoor activities.  The campus is a retreat from the busy, crowded big cities in Korea and is an excellent fit for SUNY Oneonta students seeking to experience the rich tradition and customs of South Korea.  The public transit system in Wonju provides convenient travel in a safe and comfortable atmosphere.

Global Village Program
The Global Village (GV) program is a unique opportunity to get immersed in Korean language and culture. Students take part in a cultural internship program while teaching English at the Wonju campus in small group settings.

Yonsei University at Wonju (YUW) has an alternate opportunity to participate in teaching English to Korean elementary children in rural areas.  Open to SUNY Oneonta students only, participants must be concurrently enrolled in the YUW exchange program (but not GV program) but will complete an exchange program application and TaLK program application separately but submit concurrently. Sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education, the TaLK program is for undergraduates at the sophomore level or higher, seeking to expand their multi-cultural experiences while teaching Korean children.

Let’s TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea) Program

For more detailed information and to discuss the application process on the above programs, contact the Office of International Education at 607-436-3369 or visit the OIE at 103 Alumni Hall.

The Campus
Home to over 6,000 undergraduates and graduate students combined, Yonsei University at Wonju is a leader in campus internationalization and routinely has visiting faculty from around the world.  All courses in the GV program are taught in English and many of its facilities are new or updated. Founded by a Presbyterian American missionary, the campus is rooted in core values of compassion, cross-cultural understanding, friendship, world peace, and loyalty to one’s country and community. The campus and its surroundings are stunning and anchor the local Korean hanok (traditional) villages and farmlands of Wonju. 

Visit the Yonsei at Wonju website

Housing
SUNY students stay on-campus in YUW’s dormitory, quad rooms, and with Korean students only to encourage speaking in Korean language.  Space is tight; however, the GV program is very mobile – students routinely attend campus and community events, teach English, and participate in quality field trips, which are part of the GV experience.

Application & Deadline
Applications and inquiries should be directed to the SUNY Oneonta Office of International Education only.  A completed SUNY Overseas Application is due to the OIE by April 1 for Fall or Academic Year study; October 1st for Spring study abroad. Download the Overseas Academic Programs Application form.

Duration and Cost
Cost for the program is affordable and value-added for in-state and out-of-state residents. SUNY students may study for the fall, spring, or academic year. 

Eligibility
Open to SUNY Oneonta students only, eligibility at YUW includes sophomore standing or above with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (recommended 3.0) with strong faculty recommendations.  The GV program is ideal for English, Education, History, Political Science, and International Studies majors.  Students are also required to take beginner Korean language and a class in Korean culture as part of their educational experience at YUW and are encouraged to take part in campus and community activities. Entry to the exchange program is highly competitive and academically strong, qualified students are encouraged to apply.

SUNY Oneonta students are required to enroll in the SILP program, Korean language, at Oneonta by Yonsei University at Wonju exchange students in the fall semester or within the year prior to attendance at YUW, then partake in the GV program in the spring.  For travelers new to Korea, this provides an excellent opportunity to acquire conversational skills and be adequately prepared for the GV experience.

VIDEO: Colin Pierre-Larnerd Reflects On Studying Abroad at Yonsei University at Wonju in Spring 2011

National Chung Cheng University

“ To innovate with earnestness; be virtuous with altruism!”

Founded in July of 1989, National Chung Cheng University (CCU) is a highly respected research institution that strives for academic excellence, internationalization, and active interaction with the global community. The University consists of 7 different colleges including the colleges of Humanities, Science, Social Science, Engineering, Management, Law, and Education. CCU aims to provide its students with advanced skill and profound knowledge in their respective fields of study and instill in them the ability to confront the challenges of the 21st century.

Location and Demographics
Located in the southern region of Taiwan outside the city of Chiaya, the University has a large and modern campus on a hill surrounded by trees. Many different architectural styles are reflected in all of its main buildings, with the administration building, a Chinese step-pyramid style building, as the centerpiece of the campus. The city of Chiaya is home to over 270,000 people and is approximately 3 hours by high speed train from Taipei, the nation’s capital.  

The Campus
Approximately 12,000 students attend CCU for either undergraduate or graduate degrees. CCU offers a large selection of undergraduate classes taught in English, particularly in the subjects of Business and Economics.

For more information about CCU, visit the CCU website and the Center of International Affairs and Exchange website.

Summer Program
Each year, CCU offers a 4-week International Summer School (ISS) program. The theme of the 2016 summer program will be “Global Leadership and Sustainable Development.” Students normally receive 4 credits for the program; however, students may earn up to 2 additional credits if they complete additional coursework. For more information about ISS see the ISS Program Brochure.Students who apply for the 2016 summer program will be considered for a $1000 scholarship that can be applied toward their program costs.

Internship Opportunities
CCU offers an 8 – 10 week paid summer internship at Big-4 accounting firms in Taipei, as well as at other internationally recognized firms in Chaiyi. The internship stipend is approximately $600 per month. In order to complete a summer internship, students must have first completed the spring semester exchange program.

Housing
CCU has on-campus dormitories that are available to international students. Four students share a room, which includes a bathroom, phone, and balcony. Dining halls and convenience stores are located close to the dorms, and offer inexpensive food for all students. For more information about CCU’s accommodations, please visit the Office of International Affairs website.

Cost
The cost of living in Taiwan is much lower than it is in the U.S., which makes Taiwan a very affordable study abroad location.

Application and Deadlines

Applications should be directed to the SUNY Oneonta Office of International Education only. A completed SUNY Overseas application is due to the OIE by November 1 for the Spring semester, and by April 15 for the Summer and Fall semester programs.

Europe

Jyvaskyla University of Applied Sciences (JAMK)

“Creating Competence”

Location and Demographics
Jyvaskyla is the seventh largest city in Finland and is home to famed architect Alvar Aalto, who designed over thirty buildings in the city. The campus is positioned by lakes and forests and Finland has often been regarded as similar to Maine with its rocky coastlines, forests, and laid back atmosphere.   

Jyvaskyla is home to its own orchestra, outdoor theatres, museums, saunas, and outdoor activities.  Cultural trips to St. Petersburg, Russia and Stockholm, Sweden are within reach.

The Campus
Established in 1992, JAMK is quality-focused and has an entrepreneurial approach toward learning. Over 8,000 students attend JAMK with 160 exchange students, 105 outbound students, and 100 international students seeking degrees with 50% of the entering class of 2008 being non-Finnish. With three degree programs taught exclusively in English, the university offers an array of courses taught in English. Education in Finland is pragmatic, with close collaborations with local industries. The city has a modern infrastructure and dependable transportation system.

The university is amiable and provides services such as tutoring, cultural opportunities, and comprehensive student services for its exchange students. The International Affairs Office (IAO) helps transition exchange students to the country and get adjusted to life in Finland, for which it is easy to assimilate.

The values of the university are trust, responsibility, and creativity. Teaching methods are less formal than the USA and professors are usually addressed by their first name while maintaining mutual respect. Professors in Finland are required to have significant, direct work experience in their field in order to qualify for teaching at the university. JAMK is one of the best institutions in Finland with its multidisciplinary education and research and development.

Visit the JAMK exchange student website

Course Listings in English for Exchange Students

Exchange students enroll online for JAMK courses after they receive a comprehensive orientation at the university and are cleared for registration.

Housing
SUNY students stay off-campus in double occupancy, apartment style living.  Just 15 minutes from the campus by bus, the housing is comfortable and furnished. 

Application & Deadline
Applications and inquiries should be directed to the SUNY Oneonta Office of International Education only.  A completed SUNY Overseas Application is due to the OIE by April 15 for Fall or Academic Year study, by March 15 for Summer study, and by October 1 for Spring study.

Duration and Cost
Cost for the program is affordable and value-added for in-state and out-of-state residents. SUNY students may study for the fall, spring, or academic year. A short-term Summer program featuring Business coursework is also available.

Summer Program
JAMK offers a 3-week Summer program featuring Business coursework. Students can take 4 courses (and earn a total of 6 U.S. credits), in addition to participating in daily activities that are organized by JAMK student mentors. Group excursions are also offered to nearby cities of interest. Past excursions have included St. Petersburg in Russia, Stockholm in Sweden, and Finland’s capital city of Helsinki. For more information, check out JAMK’s Summer program page.

Eligibility
Open to all majors, ideal for Business, Economics, Healthcare, Hospitality & Tourism, Music, Music Industry, Mass Communications, Communication Studies, Food Service and Restaurant Administration majors. Eligibility for studying at JAMK includes sophomore status or above with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher with strong faculty recommendations.  Entry to the exchange program is competitive and academically strong, qualified students are encouraged to apply.

Note: Music Industry coursework is only available during the Spring semester at JAMK.

Ludwigsburg University of Education

“The Center of Education”

Location and Demographics
Ludwigsburg University of Education (LUE) is about 1.5 hours by train, southeast of Frankfurt, Germany. With 5,000 students, the campus is situated in beautiful Ludwigsburg, population 85,000. Surrounded by hills, forests, and historic cathedrals, the city is considered both the center of education and the center of economic progression.  

The university is welcoming to international students and has numerous American university partnerships. Its friendly staff in the International Office provides a comprehensive orientation and the university has numerous course offerings in English and Germany. Each semester, prior to the start of classes, the International Office offers a free German language course that includes a welcome program to all international students. German language courses offered concurrently at various levels. During the orientation program, the International Office provides tutors/mentors, offering assistance with making living and studying at Ludwigsburg a positive and memorable experience. Field trips, tours of the Ludwigsburg, and information about coursework are part of the orientation. 

The city of Ludwigsburg is a wonderful destination for first time or return travelers to Germany. Its location in western Germany provides a pathway to numerous, historic and beautiful parts of the country. Ludwigsburg Palace is one of Germany's largest baroque palaces, dating back to the 19th century during the kingdom of Württemberg, with its elaborate gardens.

The Campus
Ludwigsburg University of Education (LUE) has 4,800 and is a teaching university with its roots in education and teacher training.  The campus’ strong point is its agility in offering courses taught in English or English-Germany hybrid to accommodate international students.  Intriguing courses such as “The European Union – a Survey” and “Geography of Europe,” “American Art since the Second World War,” are taught at LUE with ample coursework in a variety of disciplines.

Visit Ludwigsburg University International Office website

Housing
SUNY students typically stay in single rooms (some doubles available) in the Student Village on campus, just minutes from the university in communal style living (shared dining/living room, kitchen, bath). 

Application & Deadline
Applications and inquiries should be directed to the SUNY Oneonta Office of International Education (OIE), Study Abroad Coordinator. A completed SUNY Overseas Academic Programs application is due to the OIE by: April 15st for Fall study; November 1st for Spring study abroad. Download the Overseas Academic Programs Application form.

Special Notes: Fall Term in Germany runs from the beginning of October through mid-February; Spring/Summer Term in Germany runs from the beginning of April through late July

Duration and Cost
Currency used at University: Euro.
SUNY exchange students may study for the Fall, Spring, or Academic Year at LUE. Students who are nominated by SUNY Oneonta for the exchange program at LUE are eligible to apply for a Baden-Württemberg Foundation Scholarship. The scholarship amounts are based on available funds and the applicant pool; however, awards of up to 1600 Euros/semester have been granted to students in the past. Contact the Study Abroad Coordinator in the Office of International Education for more information about how to apply for this scholarship.

Eligibility
Open to all SUNY students, all majors, though ideal for Education, Art, English, History, or German studies majors. Minimum 2.5 GPA and faculty recommendations required.  Students fluent in German are highly encouraged to apply.

The American College of Greece

Location and Demographics
ACG was founded in 1875 and is located in the beautiful Athens suburb of Aghia Paraskevi on a hill overlooking Greece’s historic capital city. Downtown Athens is easily accessible from ACG with public transportation. The student body at ACG is 90% Greek, which provides students the opportunity to have a cultural immersion experience. ACG is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

The Campus
ACG has a total of 3,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and 350 international students from 50 countries study at ACG each year. For more information about ACG, visit the ACG website .

Academics: Semester and Academic Year
All classes at ACG are taught in English, and students can choose from a comprehensive list of courses in the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, School of Business, and School of Fine and Performing Arts. For more information about the courses offered at ACG, visit the ACG website for the course schedule and course descriptions.

Academics: Summer Program
Two Summer sessions are offered that are each 4 weeks in length. Students can earn up to 6 credits during each session, and can participate in one or both of the sessions.
The courses available during the summer sessions can be viewed on the ACG website (Select the Summer session from the drop-down menu at the top of the screen).

Housing
International students live in an apartment complex only a short walk away from campus. The complex is located in a quiet residential area with nearby stores and restaurants. The apartments were built for the 2004 US Olympic team, and they are comfortable and furnished. More information about the student housing and a virtual tour of an apartment is available on the ACG website.

Application and Deadline
Applications should be directed to the SUNY Oneonta Office of International Education only. A completed SUNY Overseas Application is due to the OIE by April 15 for Fall or Academic Year study, March 1 for Summer study, and November 1 for Spring study.

Eligibility
Open to all SUNY students. Minimum 2.75 GPA and sophomore status or above required.

Istituto Europeo di Design

Location and Demographics
In cooperation with the Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI), SUNY Oneonta offers study abroad programs at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED)’s campus in Florence, Italy.

Academics: Semester and Academic Year
In cooperation with the Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI), SUNY Oneonta offers study abroad programs at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED)’s campus in Florence, Italy.

During the first month of the program, students must enroll in theMade in Italy and Italian Design & Production Methods courses.

After the first month of the program, students start taking elective courses. Students can enroll in up to 9 credits per semester (generally 3 elective courses). All available courses and syllabi for the courses are listed on the KEI website.

Academics: Summer Program
There is a 4-week Summer program offered at the IED’s Florence campus. Students take one 6-credit course during the program. The course descriptions and syllabi are available on the KEI website.

Housing
Students live in furnished apartments in Florence. Apartments consist of a living area, kitchen, 2 to 4 bedrooms and 1 to 2 bathrooms. Most bedrooms are double-occupancy. For more information about student life in Florence, view the Knowledge Exchange Institute website

Application & Deadline
Program applications from SUNY students should be directed to the SUNY Oneonta Office of International Education. A completed SUNY Overseas Academic Programs Application is due to the OIE by March 1 for the Summer program, April 15 for the Fall semester and academic year programs, and November 1 for the Spring semester program.

Program applications from non-SUNY students should be directed to KEI by the appropriate KEI deadline. See the KEI website for the application deadlines for non-SUNY students.  

Eligibility
Open to students of all majors, though ideal for Fashion majors. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.

Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Location and Demographics
SUNY Oneonta offers an exchange program at Hanze University of Applied Sciences (HUAS) in the city of Groningen, which is located in the northern region of the Netherlands. Groningen is considered a university city, with over 50,000 students living in a city of approximately 200,000 people. The students contribute to and enjoy the vibrant cultural scene in Groningen.

Academics: Semester and Academic Year
Exchange students at HUAS can choose from programs in a number of different subject areas, including, but not limited to, Business, Art, and Communication. Several programs offer coursework taught in English.For detailed information about each of the programs offered at HUAS, visit the HUAS website.

Academics: Summer Program
HUAS offers a 3-week “Doing Business in Europe” program through which students can earn up to 6 U.S. credits. The program is open to students of all majors, but is ideal for Business students.

The Doing Business in Europe program gives students the change to visit large multinational companies, and consists of lectures from international guest speakers, workshops and more.  Cultural activities are also included in the program, as are trips to Amsterdam and Germany for business excursions.

The Summer School program coursework has two different tracks that students may choose from:

Track #1: Marketing/Market Entry

The strands within this track include:
• Marketing and Market Entry
• The Eurozone
• Intercultural Management

Track #2: International Communication

The strands within this track include:
• Intercultural Competence and Communication
• The Eurozone
• Intercultural Management

For more information about the Doing Business in Europe program, visit the program website.

Housing
HUAS has a Housing Office that assists international students in finding housing among its 10 international student houses and 1200 furnished rooms.
More information about the student housing is available on the HUAS website.

Application & Deadline
Applications should be directed to the SUNY Oneonta Office of International Education only. A completed SUNY Overseas Application is due to the OIE by April 15 for Fall or Academic Year study, March 1 for Summer study, and October 1 for Spring study.   

Eligibility
Open to all SUNY students. Minimum 2.5 GPA and sophomore status or above required.

Linnaeus University

“An attractive international learning environment promoting curiosity, creativity, companionship. and utility"

Since 2002, Linnaeus University (formerly The University of Kalmar) has welcomed SUNY Oneonta students in the Music Industry. Now, an expanded exchange program with Oneonta, all majors may apply and students may select from a large inventory of courses offered in English.   Sweden is known for being an amiable, beautiful country and is ideal for first-time student travelers for semester or academic year studies.

Sweden is extremely hospitable to students and tourists.  Known for its international commerce, research and development in science and technology, Sweden is also revered for its spectacular mountain views and natural beauty.  Spring and summer are beautiful and the historic architecture of the cities juxtaposed with modern facilities is intriguing.  There is plenty to do in Sweden, from museums to art, theatre, and discovering its fine cuisine.  Travel to Cophenhagen, Finland, and neighboring countries offers a broader view of the world.

Location and Demographics
Linnaeus University has three campuses in Sweden. Students choose one of the three campuses.

  • Växjö - The main campus, with the widest course selections for all majors and the largest student enrollment and over 1,000 international exchange students. Fall, Spring, or academic year study.
  • Kalmar - located near the Baltic Sea region and home to the premier Baltic Business School (BBS) and home to the historic Kalmar castle. Fall, Spring, or academic year study.
  • Hultsfred – for Music Industry majors with a “Hard Rock Café” atmosphere.  Known as Rock City, the campus has 350 students. Study abroad in the Spring semester only and take Music & Event Management (see syllabus below) and Independent Research Project.  Students gain valuable, applied knowledge of the European music market and are exposed to a variety of music performances on and off campus. Optional field experience with the “This is Hultsfred” Festival in late May.

The Campus
“Linnaeus University offers an attractive knowledge environment characterized by high quality and a competitive portfolio of skills. Linnaeus University is a modern, international university with emphasis on the desire for knowledge, creative thinking and practical innovations.”

Visit the LNU Website
Course listings in English for Exchange Students

Housing
On-campus, year round housing, double rooms.  Furnished rooms, at extra cost, are available on a limited basis.

Application & Deadline
Applications and inquiries should be directed to the SUNY Oneonta Office of International Education only. A completed SUNY Overseas Academic Programs Application is due to the OIE by March 15 for the Fall Semester; September 15 for the Spring semester. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Once the student nominated for the exchange program by the Office of International Education, the student will receive a direct email from LNU on how to complete the host campus online application. Contact the Study Abroad Coordinator in the Office of International Education at 607-436-3369 or visit the OIE at 103 Alumni Hall for complete details.

Duration and Cost
Cost for the semester abroad is affordable and value-added for in-state and out-of-state residents.  Applications for the semester exchange program should be filed with the Office of International Education, Study Abroad Coordinator.

Eligibility
Open to all majors with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; recommended cumulative GPA of 3.0 due to academic rigor of courses and competitive exchange student pool from around the world. O

University of Lincoln

Location and Demographics
The University of Lincoln is located in Lincoln, a city in England with a population of about 100,000 people. Lincoln is in the East Midlands region of England, approximately 2 hours north of London by train. Lincoln has an interesting medieval history; its most famous landmark is a 900-year-old cathedral on a hill overlooking the city. The city is filled with charm, which can be experienced through a walk up “Steep Hill,” the cobblestone street lined with tea shops and pubs that winds through the historic district and up to the cathedral, or a walk along Brayford Pool, a lake in the city center that has had considerable development along its shores over the past few decades. The University of Lincoln has a picturesque location along the southern bank of Brayford Pool.

The Campus
The University of Lincoln is a research university with approximately 13,000 students (11,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students). The University has excellent facilities, including a library housed in a renovated railway goods warehouse, an athletic center, several venues for entertainment and the performing arts, and a student union.

Visit the University of Lincoln website for a view of the campus, its history, programs, courses, and facilities.

Academics: Semester and Academic Year
The University of Lincoln consists of three colleges, which are each comprised of multiple schools of study. Through SUNY Oneonta’s exchange agreement with the University of Lincoln, students may take coursework in several subject areas in the following colleges/schools:

College of Art
o School of English and Journalism
• English
• Journalism
o School of History and Heritage
• History

College of Social Science
o School of Social & Political Sciences
• Criminology
• International Relations
• Politics
• Social Policy
• Sociology

Housing
Housing for exchange students is available on the University of Lincoln campus. Students live in flats (apartment-style housing) with single bedrooms and private bathrooms, and shared kitchens and common areas. Each flat has approximately 10 bedrooms.

Application and Deadline
Applications should be directed to the SUNY Oneonta Office of International Education. A completed SUNY Overseas Application is due to the OIE by April 15th for Fall or Academic Year study, and October 1st for Spring study.

Eligibility
Open to all SUNY students. Minimum 2.5 GPA and sophomore status or above required.

Latin America

(Co-sponsored with SUNY Geneseo)

Academia Latinoamericana de Español

Location and Demographics
Academia Latinoamericana de Español offers students the opportunity to be immersed in Spanish and Latin American culture through its program in Quito, Ecuador. Quito is positioned at the base of Mount Pichincha, only 15 miles south of the equator. The city is not only beautiful, but also has historical significance. It was founded in the 16th century on the site of a former Inca city, and was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978 for its well-preserved city center.

The Campus
Academia Latinoamericana de Español’s campus in Quito, Ecuador is located in a beautiful colonial building in Northern Quito. Many restaurants, shops, parks and shopping centers are located near the school. Quito’s historic “Old Town” district can be reached by a short bus ride.

Academia Latinoamericana de Español also has campuses in Cuzco, Peru, and Sucre, Bolivia. Students may choose to study at any of the campuses. For more information, view the SUNY Geneseo website  and the Academia Latinoamericana de Español website.

Application and Deadline
The program at Academia Latinoamericana de Español’s campus in Quito, Ecuador is co-sponsored with SUNY Geneseo. SUNY Geneseo is the administering campus and reviews applications from all SUNY students. Students must complete SUNY Geneseo's study abroad application by SUNY Geneseo's deadline. The applications for the semester program and summer program can be accessed on SUNY Geneseo website.

Cost
For detailed cost information, view the SUNY Geneseo webpage for the estimated semester program costs. The estimated summer program costs vary by program length. The estimated 2014 costs for summer programs of all lengths are available on the SUNY Geneseo webpage for the summer programs.

Housing
Students live with host families in Quito.

Semester Program
Participants in the semester program complete 9 credits of Spanish language coursework, and also select from among other semester courses related to Latin American literature, culture, and history. Internships are also offered that give students the chance to apply their Spanish skills in a variety of settings, including education, environmental science, health care, as well as business. Courses offered at Academia Latinoamericana de Español.

Summer Program
Academia Latinoamericana de Español offers 4 summer sessions that are each 3 weeks in length. Students earn 3 credit hours for each session that they complete, and may complete 1 to 4 sessions, for a possible total of 3 to 12 credits. Students can take Spanish language courses, and also have the option of completing an internship that they are placed in according to their field of interest (i.e. education, environmental science, health care, or business).

Middle East

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

"Nature knows no bounds”

Location and Demographics
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES) provides students with a unique learning environment. The Institute is located on Kibbutz Ketura in the Arava Rift Valley in southern Israel, about 30 minutes north of Eilat. To learn about what a “kibbutz” community is, and what daily life is like on Kibbutz Ketura, visit the AIES website. Each year, students from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, the United States, and around the world study together at the Institute.

The Campus
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is the leading institute for environmental studies and research in the Middle East.

Academics
Students have the opportunity to take interdisciplinary coursework taught in English related to natural and social environmental fields of study, including environmental sciences, environmental ethics, policy and economics, renewable energy, ecology, and sustainability. In addition to the 4 to 5 courses that students take each semester, students also complete a non-credit Peace-building and Environmental Leadership Seminar to have an open dialogue about culture, religion, and the political situation in the region.

Descriptions of Courses Taught at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

Semester Course List

Each semester, there is at least one multi-day field trip offered that is meant to give students the opportunity to examine environmental issues firsthand. Descriptions of the field trips that are typically offered are available on the AIES website.

In addition to coursework, students can take advantage of many social activities that are coordinated by a Campus Life Team.

Academic Calendar
The fall semester is from early September to early January.
The spring semester is from early February to early June.
View the Current Academic Calendar

Housing
Dormitory housing is available year round on the main campus at the AIES. Generally, each dormitory unit houses up to eight students, with two students sharing a bedroom and bathroom. Each dorm also has a large common area and a kitchen. For more information about student housing, view the AIES website.

Application & Deadline
Applications and inquiries should be directed to the SUNY Oneonta Office of International Education only. A completed SUNY Overseas Academic Programs Application is due to the OIE by April 15 for the Fall Semester and by November 1 for the Spring semester. 

Eligibility
The program is open to all majors, but applicants should have a strong interest in environmental studies. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors with at least a 2.5 GPA are eligible to participate.