International Education

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

See the world — and earn college credit!

Learn about other cultures, and then travel there to see it for yourself. SUNY Adirondack’s International Education courses include trips to Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. The three- or four-credit INT 204 courses begin in either the fall or spring semester (with travel occurring over winter, spring and summer breaks).

The one- or two-week travel experience portion of the course allows students to actively engage in the culture of other nations.

SUNY Adirondack also enjoys a Sister College relationship with Japan’s Saga City Junior College and Sage Women’s Junior College, which alternates host sites. Japanese students visit Upstate New York in odd years and our students travel to Saga City in even years. Students study Japanese culture and visit Saga City through enrollment in INT 206.

Community members may participate in International Education offerings on a space-available basis. Course registration for community members occurs through the Office of Continuing Education. Contact the faculty member leading an individual trip for further details.

 

London: March 9-16, 2019

Photo of London with Big Ben as the main image

The London Trip is an education and cultural experience that ties together the humanities through the rich history of live performance, visual art, and architecture expressed in European culture. Through attendance at three theatre performances, three art gallery/museum visits, an architectural tour, a Doctor Who and BBC experience and a sight-seeing boat cruise of London from the Thames, students will gain a first-hand perspective of London’s cultural significance to the arts as they experience its rich history through these guided experiences.  

Our arrival will begin with a historic view of London as we travel down the Thames River and begin our sight-seeing adventure. The guide will then ensure students have time to become settled in their rooms and are comfortable with their surroundings and perhaps take a ride on the London Eye, before everyone meets for a communal dinner. 

The following days will include:

  • an exploration of the cultural history and physical recreations of the Globe Theatre followed by a performance later that day
  • a tour of the National Theatre followed by a performance at the National Theatre
  • a third theatre experience one evening during the week, based on what is being produced locally
  • a guided experience of the National Gallery (which houses one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world from the 13th-20th century)
  • a guided experience of the British Museum (a diverse collection of artifacts and art that outline world history and culture with opportunities to have hands on experiences with some of the artifacts)
  • a train ride to tour the Hampton Court of Henry the VIII (students will experience many historical recreations and stories of royalty from Henry the VIII, to Elizabeth I, and Mary I, as well as music, art, and cultural exhibits)
  • an architectural walking tour of London’s cultural sights and structures
  • a visit to the Doctor Who Experience followed by a tour of the BBC Studios. 

Students will meet again for a communal dinner on our last evening, before departing in the morning to the airport to come home.

For more information contact, Professor Rebecca Pelchar: pelcharr@sunyacc.edu or Professor Johnna Maiorella : maiorellaj@sunyacc.edu

 

 

Costa Rica: May 13-22, 2019

Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica

Students will witness bountiful wildlife in their natural habitat, enjoy ecothermal hot springs, and learn about the Costa Rican culture on this adventure. Among the many highlights of this tour is Tortuguero National Park, where we take a boat ride along remote, unspoiled sections of the park to view wildlife such as freshwater turtles, egrets, toucans and monkeys.

Another Costa Rican tour highlight is the Arenal Volcano, considered one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Students will witness a live volcano and ecothermal hot springs. In Monteverde, we visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, home to forest fauna such as jaguars, resplendent quetzal, monkeys, ocelots and many species of birds in addition to a large diversity of plant species. 

While in Costa Rica, we will also visit farms to learn about the local culture and industries.  

Highlights include:

  • tour a banana plantation in Cariari
  • visit the Tortuguero National Park to view wildlife and walk through the rainforest
  • in Arenal, tour a pineapple plantation and tour a local town, visit Natura Park, Tabacón Hot Springs, and Arenal Volcano
  • in Monteverde visit the Sky Walk hanging bridges, Santa Elena Cloud Forest, Trapiche Farm tour and experience a home-hosted lunch

For information contact: Professor Valerie Haskins: haskinsv@sunyacc.edu or Professor Beth Braxton: braxtone@sunyacc.edu