Whether you are looking to spend 10 days or 10 months abroad, live with a host family, or in an on-campus residence hall, travel around a country with a SUNY Cortland faculty member and other students, or take classroom-based courses at a foreign institution, we have a program for you! Check out the chart below to better understand study abroad program types and which might best fit your academic, personal, and professional interests. Make sure to follow up with a study abroad advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions!
|Faculty-Led Program||These programs feature one or more SUNY Cortland faculty members teaching one or more courses while students are immersed in a location abroad. The location typically relates to the content of the course in some way. Students and faculty travel in a group and often stay in hotels, hostels, or other short-term accommodations.||Faculty-led programs are typically short-term in duration, lasting anywhere from 1 week to 6 weeks. They are typically offered during the Winter or Summer terms. Sometimes, a Spring semester on-campus course will incorporate a study abroad component during spring break: we call these embedded programs.|
|Partner University Program||These are programs which allow students to immerse themselves at one of our partner universities abroad. Students typically take courses with local and other international students. Most of our partner university programs offer courses taught in English, even if the primary language of that country is not English. Housing options vary from off-campus apartments, to
on-campus residence halls, and in some cases, with host families.
|Partner University Programs typically run during the Fall and Spring semesters and are 12 to 16 weeks in duration. Be aware that partner universities sometimes operate on different academic calendars, which may not align with SUNY Cortland’s term dates. Select partner universities also offer courses for international students during their Winter and Summer terms.|
|Internship, Fieldwork, Student Teaching or Practicum||These programs enable students to earn academic credit while gaining professional experience by working for a local organization abroad. Each of our partners and partner agencies place you within a local organization (or school) and provide support for you while abroad – typically by providing an on-site orientation, monitoring your placement, and selecting your accommodation, which can be a host family.||Internships, Fieldwork, and Practicum opportunities arranged through our partner agencies are available year-round and can be taken during any term. Keep in mind that students can receive 1 academic credit per 40 hours of work, and create a learning contract as part of this process. Currently, our Australia Student Teaching program runs from mid-June through mid-September.|
You’ve looked through the SUNY Cortland study abroad programs and you haven’t found the perfect fit for you. Maybe you want a different country or city that Cortland doesn’t offer, or maybe you just want to see what else is out there before making a final decision. The good news is that as a SUNY Cortland student, you are eligible to study abroad through over 1,000 different study abroad programs on all seven continents offered through the SUNY system. Follow the process below to research what study abroad programs Other SUNYs offer.