Study Abroad Programs
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Study Abroad

Foreign Language study at Utica CollegeThe college offers 100 locations in 50 countries for your study abroad experience.  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 General Education Core, major, minor or elective credit. 

Students participating in a Utica College sponsored program abroad, approved for credit by Utica, will be enrolled for purposes of applying for federal financial aid.  Utica College will be considered the home school and will be responsible for processing federal financial aid for that semester.  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 and credits abroad.

It is our goal to encourage students to broaden their horizons and to prepare them to take their places in the global marketplace.

Program Admission

Study Abroad opportunities are available to all students. Admission requirements vary by program. The Office of International Education will assist students in finalizing proper documentation for the exchange or affiliated program of your choice. We will answer all of your questions about where, when, and how to go abroad. Students should contact their advisor for assistance in selecting classes before departure to ensure that courses completed while abroad match well with their academic goals.


Aberystwyth University

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. Aberystwyth has a local population of about 19,000 and serves as a commercial, shopping, and social center for surrounding villages. It is primarily a university town and welcomes its young students. Aberystwyth’s location on the coast is responsible for its relatively mild climate. The land is predominantly agricultural, with sheep, dairy cows, and farms in abundance.

The University has one main campus, and an off-campus Center, with a student population totaling around 12,000. Penglais Campus, which comprises most of the University buildings and also the Arts Center and Students’ Union, has been developed since the 1950s. The Arts Center is a great social space on campus for students and local residents, comprising of two cafes, a bar, cinema and theatre spaces and dance/music practice rooms.

The buildings on Penglais Campus include a variety of architectural forms, including the award winning Hugh Owen Library and the Physical Sciences buildings. A number of new buildings have been added to the campus in recent years, including the International Politics building, Student Welcome Center and Institute of Biological and Rural Sciences building.

The Llanbadarn Center, which houses the School of Management and Business, Department of Law and Criminology and Department of Information Studies, is located about a mile away, accessible either by bus or on foot. The Center is currently being invested in, with plans for refurbishment of the existing buildings.

On both Penglais Campus and the Llanbadarn Center, the laboratories, libraries, and teaching and social buildings are within walking distance of each other, separated by open spaces with lawns and trees. The majority of residential areas for students are also located on campus, but there are residences available on the seafront for students who would prefer waking up to a sea view every day!

For further information on Aberystwyth University, see the university website at

Explanation of Credit and Course levels

Aberystwyth University YouTube Channel

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Abo Akademi University - 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. Situated in Abo/Turku, it offers both undergraduate and graduate studies and extensive research opportunities to some 5,500 students. Internationalization has been given high priority by Abo Akademi University. The curriculum of Abo Akademi, Finland, offers many courses taught in English to its students including: history, business, international studies, and languages, among others.

For further information on Abo Akademi University, see the university website at

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Exchange Program Information

Courses Taught in English

About Turku, Finland (Video)

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American College

Dublin- Ireland

American College Dublin (ACD) is a small, private college whose size allows it to cater to students’ individual needs.  ACD prides itself on an exceptional teacher-student ratio of 1:15.  ACD’s wide course selection and convenient enrollment process attract a diverse student body.

Courses are available in accounting, business, creative writing, event management, finance, history, literature, hospitality, Irish studies, and performing arts. Internships of 6-12 credit hours are also available with many Irish businesses in Dublin.

For further information on American College Dublin, see the college website at

Program Admission

Video about American College Dublin

About Dublin, Ireland (Video)

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Kansai Gaidai University - 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.

For further information on Kansai Gaidai University, see the university website at

Learn more about the Asian Studies Program at:

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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. The university is committed to quality teaching and excellence in research.

The philosophy of the university requires compact student numbers and a close-knit campus community.  Great emphasis is placed on an interactive teaching-learning process, strengthened by close teacher-student relationship. Indeed, the entire learning environment is designed to help students fully realize their potential. The student body is relatively small with 2,500 students. Courses are offered by fifteen departments under the Faculties of Arts, Business and Social Sciences, the Core Curriculum and General Education Office, and two language centers.

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) - Peru 

The Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) is located in the capital city of Lima, on the west coast of Peru. Lima was founded by Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, and was considered the vice-royal capital of South America for three centuries. 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.

For further information on UPC, see the university website at

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Eotvos Lorand Tudomany Egyetem (ELTE) - 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. Since the collapse of Communism, Budapest has become an integral part of the European cultural scene, offering a wide variety of cultural events throughout the year. It has always been famous for its exceptional beauty. Located on the banks of the “blue river” Danube, its classical elegance is unparalleled in the modern world.

Founded in 1635, ELTE is a prominent university, well known for its academic achievements and research. It trains lawyers, teachers of sciences, and humanities researchers, and it has a strong history of academic achievement and research. Campuses and faculties are scattered around the city, but dormitories are all centrally located. 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.

For further information on ELTE University, see the university website at

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University of Strathclyde - Scotland

Founded in 1796, The University of Strathclyde is the third largest university in Scotland. It has 67 buildings over 500 acres of land. It teaches 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. It was once famous for producing some of the best scientists and engineers of the country. 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.

For further information on the University of Strathclyde, Study Abroad, and the application see the university website at:

Strathclyde study abroad fact sheet

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You can also visit the University of Strathclyde exchange program facebook page:

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Dong-Eui University - South Korea

A private university in Busan, on the southeastern coast of South Korea.  Currently the second largest city in Korea with approximately 4 million people.
The university has state-of-the-art research and education facilities and is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2007. Faced with the age of globalization, Dong-eui University has made international exchange agreements with 38 Universities in 12 countries. The University has a modern style Residence Hall, which accommodates 500 students and 30 faculties.

For further information on Dong-eui University, see the university website at

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Affiliated Programs

Application requirements vary by program.  Students should 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. They offer programs at thirty-seven universities at twenty countries and Hawaii.  CIS offers semester programs in study, study/intern, and intern abroad.  Also available are summer and January abroad opportunities. CISabroad also employs on-site staff in our program locations. The in-country staff, or Site Directors, work in conjunction with staff on the ground and staff at your institution of study or your internship support team to ensure you make the most of your time overseas.  To learn more and apply visit the program at

Sea Semester

The leading off-campus Environmental Studies program focused on the ocean. While the academic focus varies, each program offers an interconnected suite of courses designed to explore a specific ocean-related theme using a cross-disciplinary approach. Sea semester looks for motivated undergraduates of all majors who are passionate about learning, inspired to tackle and address real-world problems, and eager to become part of an unparalleled living and learning community. They provide an experiential opportunity to gather firsthand knowledge that will influence students’ lifelong relationships with the ocean. As our society becomes more aware of how integral the oceans are to the planet, from climate patterns to energy production to the origins of life itself, we must also understand how to conserve these important resources. Moving beyond the textbook toward practical application, hands-on research, and personal experience, SEA Semester prepares students to take a more active role in solving today’s environmental problems. SEA is located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a globally recognized center for ocean and scientific exploration. Students have access to collaborations with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Marine Biological Lab (MBL), United States Geological Survey (USGS), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and Woods Hole Research Center. To learn more visit the program at  

SIT Study Abroad

SIT prepares students to be interculturally effective leaders, professionals, and citizens. In so doing, SIT fosters a worldwide network of individuals and organizations committed to responsible global citizenship. SIT fulfills this mission with field-based academic study abroad programs for undergraduates and accredited master’s degrees and certificate programs for graduates and professionals. SIT offers more than 70 accredited semester and summer study abroad programs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Comparative programs in multiple locations as well as an International Honors Program are available. SIT offers a rigorous academic programs through a field-based, experiential approach, undergraduate research through an Independent Study Project. Cultural immersion through fieldwork, language classes, and urban and rural homestays with local families are key component of the SIT experience. To learn more visit the program at

Study Abroad Through Syracuse University

As part of a special agreement with Syracuse University, Utica College also offers students opportunities to participate in study abroad programs through SUAbroad. More than half of the students enrolled through SUAbroad come from schools across the country and from all major fields of study. SUAbroad programs offer internships and cover a broad range of subjects that meet the requirements of most majors. Syracuse currently operates eight overseas centers, in Beijing, Florence, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Santiago (Chile), and Strasbourg (France). The centers are recognized for quality academic programs across professional and liberal arts disciplines, excellent faculty, and superior student services. Each center has ties to local universities, allowing students to design an integrated curriculum appropriate to their academic and language abilities. Each center is overseen by resident administrators and staff members who handle housing, advising, cultural activities, and field study. To learn more visit the program at

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

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Daniel O'Toole
Director of International Programs
Room 252, White Hall

(315) 792-3029
(315) 792-3061 (Fax)
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