Study Abroad Programs
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Study Abroad

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Foreign Language study at Utica CollegeOpportunities for study abroad are currently offered in 18 countries.  Study abroad is open to all students in good academic standing regardless of major.  While some majors may be highly structured and more restrictive, study abroad is still possible with early planning.   Admission requirements vary by program but a minimum 2.5 grade point average is required. 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.

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

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

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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University College

Dublin- Ireland

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

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

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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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Affiliated Programs

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


There are currently 13 semester programs in 8 countries available through our affiliation with CISabroad.
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.  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, visit

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


Lisa Tehan
International Coordinator
Office of International Education
Room 252, White Hall

(315) 792-3082
(315) 792-3061 (Fax)
(315) 792-3006
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