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Many students want to study abroad before they graduate but are concerned that they will miss important coursework on campus while they are away for an entire semester. If you really want to go for an entire semester, our staff can usually help you find a program that will meet your academic and personal needs. If you'd prefer to study during a school break such as winter session or spring break, you will spend less time abroad but will have the benefit of not missing a semester at your home campus.
At SUNY-Plattsburgh we offer different short-term programs every semester. You will also hear these programs called "faculty-led" programs because they are directed and sponsored by individual faculty members. The trips they offer vary according to the faculty members interests, and always incorporate academic study and credit. Typically you will enroll in a class called "INT-360" for the semester that includes your short-term study experience. This class will meet several times on campus before you take your group trip. Students must be physically present for all class meetings and obligations, as well as the travel portion of the program. The faculty sponsor travels with the group and handles course assignments and grading.
The Office of Study Abroad and Exchanges is not a travel agency, so these short term trips are usually offered in conjunction with a respected educational tour company who arranges the group travel details. Watch for announcements on our website in early fall semester for the trips that will be offered the following winter and spring. These trips are generally space limited and fill up quickly so acceptance is first-come, first-served. Be prepared to leave a significant deposit (approximately $250 or more) to secure your spot when you apply.
Please visit the Global Education Office (GEO) in Kehoe 210 for application instructions or more information about about any of the exciting short term study abroad adventures below.
The purpose of this course is to increase multi-cultural competence of graduate and undergraduate students using international cross-cultural experiences and experiential learning as they travel to 6 countries in the Caribbean and Central America. Coursework will begin with an overview of the theories of cultural awareness, cultural shock, and bias. Through readings discussion, and cultural experiences in different countries, students will gain a deeper understanding of their own cultural awareness as it relates to their own culture and a wider worldview perspective. Students will also learn how to create these cultural experiences for others.
The purpose of this program is to explore one's own personal attitudes and beliefs about other cultures and their relationship to health. This term the focus will be to examine the structure and function of health care delivery to clients in Mexican communities, while differentiating between ones' own beliefs and practices about health compared to those of the Mexican people. In order to achieve this goal, students will explore the main health issues and strengths in communities, as identified by the local residents, and participate in community functions. Students will explore local customs, practices, and history of the indigenous people and communicate with professionals and families.
Please visit the Global Education Office (GEO) in Kehoe 210 for application instructions or more information about any of the exciting short term study abroad adventures below.
Travel down under for this exciting opportunity to visit two fascinating countries and learn more about their culture. All dates and costs are subject to change without notice.
This program gives students the unique opportunity to study poetry in one of the most renowned literary cities in the world. All dates and costs are subject to change without notice.
If you would like more information about study abroad and exchange opportunities at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact us at:
Global Education Office
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 564-3287
Toll-Free Phone: (800) 388-6784
Fax: (518) 564-3292
Location: We are on the second floor of the Kehoe Administration Building on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.