What Is "Short-Term" Study Abroad?

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.

Short-Term Study Abroad Programs at SUNY Plattsburgh

Spring 2016 Programs

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 programs below.

Paris, France

This short-term study abroad experience will explore writing or American writers in Paris.  Program participants may apply for a scholarship and financial aid may be applied to the program, if students are eligible. 

For more information about the course, itinerary and how to apply, please contact Dr. Torres (torresjl@plattsburgh.edu), Prof. Moses (kmose004@plattsburgh.edu), or visit the Global Education Office in Kehoe 210.  

  • Lead Faculty Members: Dr. Torres and Prof. Moses 
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Companion Course: ENG 306 or ENG 323
  • Approximate Travel Dates: March 12-19, 2016 (dates subject to change without notice)
  • Estimated Cost: $3,783 (subject to change without notice)
  • Application Deadline: October 26, 2015

Summer 2016

 London and Oxford, England

 This short-term study abroad experience will explore influences on the British and U.S. education systems.  Program participants may apply for a scholarship and financial aid may be available, if students are eligible.

For more information on the course, itinerary and how to apply, please contact Dr. Davis (jdavi004@plattsburgh.edu) or visit the Global Education Office in Kehoe 210.

  • Lead Faculty Member: Dr. Davis
  • Location: London and Oxford, England
  • Companion Course: CLG 426 or CLG 526
  • Approximate Travel Dates: May 22-June 5, 2016
  • Estimated Cost: $5,807 (subject to change without notice)
  • Application Deadline: November 30, 2015

 

 

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

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
Email: geo@plattsburgh.edu

Location: We are on the second floor of the Kehoe Administration Building on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.