International Education

Short-Term Study Abroad Courses


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

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


International Education

Study Abroad

Semester Programs

Utica College offers 9 unique locations around the world to choose from for your study abroad experience. UC study abroad opportunities are available in Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Finland, Peru, South Korea, and Japan. Other study abroad opportunities exist in England, France, Italy, Spain, Chile, Istabul, Hong Kong, and China through the Syracuse University SUAbroad program. We also participate in the Syracuse University World Partners Program. World Partners offers programs in 36 countries at 50 universities and other locations.

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
All Utica College study abroad opportunities are available for the fall and spring semesters. In addition to fall and spring semesters, summer sessions are available in Dublin. Most programs require a cumulative average of 3.0 or permission of the Office of International Education, while Dublin requires a 2.5 cum. The application process begins in our office with an appointment with a study abroad advisor. We will answer all of your questions about where, when, and how to go abroad.

Utica College students should contact their advisors for assistance in selecting classes before their departure to ensure that courses completed at these institutions match well with their academic goals. The Office of International Education will assist students in finalizing proper documentation for the exchange program of their choice.

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Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University lies on the west coast of Great Britain on Cardigan Bay, a 70 mile sweep of fine beaches and rocky headlands. The town of Aberystwyth has a population of about 13,000 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 two attractively landscaped campuses, with a student population totaling 6,100. Penglais Campus, which comprises most of the University buildings and also the Arts Center and Students’ Union, has been developed since the 1950s. The buildings include a variety of architectural forms, including the award winning Hugh Owen Library and the Physical Sciences buildings. The Llanbadarn Campus, which houses the Welsh Institute of Rural Studies and Department of Information and Library, is located about a mile away on a bus route. On both campuses, the laboratories, libraries, and teaching and social buildings are within walking distance of each other, separated by open spaces with lawns and trees. The principal residential areas for students are also located on campus.

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

Program Admission

Exchange Program Information

Courses Taught in English

About Turku, Finland (Video)

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American College

Dublin- Ireland

American College Dublin is in Ireland’s primary seaport and center for trade. Its convenient location puts it just a ferryboat ride away from Britain and mainland Europe. Since its inception in 1993, American College Dublin has been based on famous Merrion Square. The College acquired several neighboring Georgian mansions which have been restored to meet the needs of the budding collegiate programs while maintaining their prestigious historical value. Included on the campus is the historic childhood home of Oscar Wilde.

American College Dublin (ACD) is a small, private college whose size allows it to cater to students’ individual needs. Class sizes are small, allowing for personal attention by professors. ACD prides itself on an exceptional teacher-student ratio of 1:15. The student body, consisting mostly of Irish students, also includes a substantial percentage of international students. Additionally, there are a number of American students who are pursuing their degrees at the College. ACD’s wide course selection and convenient enrollment process attract a diverse student body. Individuals from around the globe enter ACD to embark upon an educational and cultural journey.

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

Kansai Gaidai University is located in Hirakata, a city of over 400,000 in central Japan. Positioned midway between Osaka, Japan’s second largest metropolis, and Kyoto and Nara, the ancient capitals of Japan, Kansai Gaidai’s campus is in the commercial and cultural heart of Japan. This makes it an excellent starting point from which to begin your exploration of a land that, by anyone’s standards, is truly fascinating.

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. Study abroad opportunities at Kansai Gaidai are available for the fall and spring semesters.

The curriculum of Kansai Gaidai University offers many courses taught in English, including: history, culture, management, and political science, among others. A course in Japanese language will be required as part of your curriculum there.

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

Learn more about the Asian Studies Program at:

Program Admission

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Lingnan University - Hong Kong, China

Lingnan University was founded in Guangzhou in Mainland China in 1888 and established in Hong Kong in 1967. Located on the southeast coast in the midst of Asia, Hong Kong combines a unique East-West heritage with contemporary cosmopolitan living. The city of seven million provides students with a host of eye opening encounters from the colorful traditional Chinese festivals to the latest business developments in a global financial center. 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. The academic departments are composed of 170 full-time faculty and instructors from 10 countries with PhD and advanced degrees from institutions including Harvard, Yale, Oxford, MIT and the University California, Berkeley.

Lingnan delivers a Liberal Arts education and cultural experience that opens up minds and encourages new vision. Lingnan is committed to quality teaching and excellence in research. Its mission includes a whole person approach to education to enable students to think, judge, care, and ultimately act responsibly in the changing circumstance of Hong Kong, the region and the world. 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. In line with this, the student body is relatively small – around 2,500 in total. In order to provide students with global exposure the university has established exchange programs with 80 higher education institutions in 20 countries. There are currently around 200 inbound exchange students and a similar number participating in outbound exchange.

At Lingnan special attention is given to campus life. With two-thirds of undergraduates living on campus, Lingnan has the highest residential rate of all universities in Hong Kong. Many activities revolve around hostel (residential) life, including sports, cultural and academic pursuits, and helping to build friendships. Exchange students also experience this lifestyle by sharing a room with a local roommate. 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.

The exchange program includes free choice of courses, the option of Putonghua language classes at various levels, convenient hostel accommodations on campus, student buddy scheme to build friendships and enhance cultural understanding, comprehensive orientation program, and specially arranged events and enrichment activities.

Visit the University's Web site at

View a brief video about Lingnan University - click here >

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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

Located in the south-central part of Scotland, just off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Glasgow is a leading seaport and industrial center, as well as home of the nation’s steel industry. A truly cosmopolitan city, it is known for its splendid art scene, fabulous shopping, vibrant nightlife, and beautiful Victorian architecture.

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

Program Admission 

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

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Dong-Eui University - South Korea


Dong-eui University is a private university in Busan, a metropolitan city on the southeastern coast of South Korea. The city is equipped with ultramodern port facilities and has continually developed as a center of international trade, tourism, and convention industry. Currently the second largest city in Korea with approximately 4 million citizens, this naturally-blessed port city is adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. Busan enjoys four distinct seasons and a temperate climate that never gets too hot or too cold. Famous swimming beaches, hot springs, scenic spots, resorts and historic relics, as well as convenient tourism facilities, invite every sightseer from home and abroad.

Dong-eui University has grown rapidly to become a major regional university in Busan. Under the management of Dong-eui Academic Foundation, 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's international programs include international conferences and symposiums, faculty and student exchanges, and cooperation in research with the sister universities. The University has a modern style dormitory, called Hyomin 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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Additional Opportunities

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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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 University currently maintains centers in England, France, Italy, Spain, Chile, Hong Kong, and China. 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.

Students may choose to study in one of six centers, opt for direct placement in a foreign university, or combine both. To participate in SUAbroad programs, students must be in good academic standing. The decision to participate should be guided by the student’s major, academic qualifications, and competence in a foreign language.

Most study abroad opportunities are available for the fall, spring, and summer, and most programs require a cumulative average of 2.5+. As part of our agreement with Syracuse University, all of these classes automatically transfer credits and grades into Utica College. Applications and assistance are available in the Office of International Education.

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