Study Abroad Programs
Academics at Utica College

Study Abroad

Experiencing college study in another country broadens your horizons and prepares you to take your place in the global marketplace.  Utica College currently offers study abroad programs in 25 countries from all parts of the globe.  Courses at most programs are offered in English, although many programs also offer the opportunity to study in the language of the country.  To start exploring your options,  download the complete list of programs. 

Once you have an idea of where you want to go or what you want to study, please
book an appointment with an advisor, at  Your advisor can help you compare program costs, find courses related to your major, and explain your housing options while studying abroad.

Read to apply?  Download the application packet. (Note: UC login required)

Program Admission

Foreign Language study at Utica CollegeStudy abroad is open to all sophomore, junior, and senior students in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, regardless of major.  While some majors may be highly structured and more restrictive, study abroad is still possible with early planning.  Students can choose to study during the fall or spring semester of the academic year or over the summer.

Students may enroll in courses that fulfill their general education Core, major, minor or elective credit. 

Students participating in an approved Utica College program will retain any financial aid and awards.  Utica College students studying abroad will be registered for 12 credits of FST380/490 during their time abroad.  Upon return to campus and presentation of their transcript, their record will be updated to reflect the specific courses, grades and credits earned while abroad.

The Office of International Education will assist students in finalizing admission for the exchange or affiliated program of their choosing. Students will also meet with their academic advisor for assistance and approval in selecting classes to be taken while abroad.


Aberystwyth University - Wales, United Kingdom

Aberystwyth is the oldest university in Wales, and lies on the west coast of Great Britain on Cardigan Bay, a 70 mile sweep of fine beaches and rocky headlands. 
The University has one main campus, and an off-campus Center, with a student population totaling around 12,000. 

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Abo Akademi University - Turku, Finland

Abo Akademi University is located on the southwest coast in Turku, Finland. Turku and its surrounding towns have a total metropolitan population of around a quarter million, and form one of Finland’s major urban centers. It is also an important center of higher education, with a student population of more than 20,000.

Abo Akademi University is the university serving the interests of the Swedish-speaking people of Finland. The curriculum of Abo Akademi, Finland, offers many courses taught in English to its students including: history, business, international studies, and languages, among others.

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University College

Dublin, Ireland

University College Dublin (UCD) is Ireland's largest and most popular school for exchange students.  

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Kansai Gaidai University - Hirakata, Japan

Located in Hirakata, a city of over 400,000 in central Japan, Kansai Gaidai’s campus is in the commercial and cultural heart of Japan. Kansai Gaidai is a private, non-profit, coeducational institution accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education. Its Asian Studies Program is specifically designed for international students, with programs for one semester or one academic year. Over 400 international students from affiliate schools around the world participate in this program every year.

The university offers many courses taught in English, including: history, culture, management, and political science, among others. A Japanese language course will be required as part of your program of study.

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Lingnan University - Hong Kong, China

Lingnan University delivers a liberal arts education and cultural experience that opens up minds and encourages new vision. Great emphasis is placed on an interactive teaching-learning process, strengthened by close teacher-student relationship. The student body is relatively small with 2,500 students.

At Lingnan special attention is given to campus life. Many activities revolve around hostel (residential) life, including sports, cultural and academic pursuits. Exchange students share a room with a local roommate. There is also a student buddy scheme in place to help build friendships and cultural understanding. Specially arranged events and enrichment activities are scheduled during the semester.  Student activities are a core part of life at Lingnan with a range of sports facilities including an Olympic sized swimming pool. Gathering points for the numerous societies and clubs that thrive at the university such as Chinese and Western food outlets and courtyard gardens and pavilions.

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Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) - Lima, Peru 

The Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) is located in the capital city of Lima, on the west coast of Peru. Heir to ancient cultures and a rich colonial tradition, Peru is a magical spot which is a melting pot of different cultures. This makes it an excellent starting point from which to begin your exploration of a land that, by anyone’s standards, is truly fascinating.

The Study Abroad Program at UPC gives foreign students the chance to learn and develop skills in the Spanish language while immersing themselves in Peruvian and Latin American culture. Courses are available in history, culture, management, communications, and political science, to name a few. All courses are taught in Spanish.

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Eotvos Lorand Tudomany Egyetem (ELTE) - Budapest, Hungary

Eotvos Lorand Tudomany Egyetem (ELTE) is located in the capital of the Central European country of Hungary. Also called the “Paris of Eastern Europe,” Budapest is the commercial, industrial, and cultural center of Hungary, and the home of 2 million people.  Although the official language of education is Hungarian, the School of English and American Studies offers a wide range of classes in English. ELTE welcomes a great number of international students each year, who instantly become a central part of Hungarian college life.

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University of Strathclyde - Glasgow, Scotland

Founded in 1796, The University of Strathclyde is the third largest university in Scotland with over 20,000 students in five faculties. The student body consists mostly of British students, with a 9% ratio of overseas students. “A place of useful learning,” Strathclyde was initially known as a major technological institution with a wide reputation for research and learning. In recent years Strathclyde decided to broaden its activities, adding business, education, and humanities courses to its profile. Courses are available in the Psychology, English, Arts and Sciences and Business Departments.

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Affiliated Programs

Application requirements vary by program.  Students are required to meet with the International Education Office prior to starting the application.


The mission of CISabroad is to provide innovative education programs that broaden academic perspectives, promote global awareness, and encourage personal development while laying the foundation for participants to become engaged world citizens.  Also available are summer and January abroad opportunities. CISabroad also employs on-site staff in our program locations.  To learn more, visit  Homestays are available at some CISabroad sites.  For information on CISabroad scholarships and grants, visit CISabroad./scholarships.

Human Rights Advocacy Program (HRAP)

The Human Rights Advocacy Program (HRAP) of Utica College was established in 1992 by attorneys Theodore Zang and Professor Theodore S. Orlin. Its purpose is to counsel and train Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) advocates in transitional democracies. Accordingly, with the support of Utica College and private donations, it regularly works with human rights advocates in Eastern and Central Europe (e.g., Albania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia), Africa, and the Far East.

HRAP’s approach is to provide in-field training and technical assistance to human rights NGOs and their supporters, as well as to provide counsel via international communications. HRAP works closely with Helsinki Committees and other independent human rights education programs.

Students come to Utica College from abroad regularly to participate in this program. Annually there is a Human Rights seminar open to all eligible students. UC students have done internships with NGOs abroad, and many of these students continue to pursue their education in graduate programs. For more information, please contact Professor Orlin via email at

Faculty-Led Courses


Deborah Wilson-Allam
Executive Director of International Education
Office of International Education
Room 252, White Hall

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