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.


Japan: May 2018

A life-changing and up close visit to Japan. In conjunction with Glens Falls/Warren County’s sister city (Saga city, Japan), SUNY Adirondack will travel to Japan and be welcomed to both Nishikyushu University and Saga Women’s Junior College. Students travel as a group during the day, experiencing Japanese culture, history, and entertainment. During the evenings and weekends, students are welcomed into their host family’s home to experience Japan firsthand. Past INT 206 students have formed lasting friendships with the students and host families they met while in Japan.

During this four credit class, students will have the opportunity to choose a topic based on their own individual interests, and get hands on experience in that topic while visiting Japan. Topics have included:

  • fashion
  • religion
  • architecture
  • agriculture
  • food
  • and anime among others

During our class time we will also study aspects of Japanese society and gain an appreciation for cultural similarities and differences.  Knowledge of Japanese language is not required, but we will work on some ‘survival’ Japanese language to help you during your stay.

Highlights include:

  • Overnight to either Tokyo or Osaka
  •  Visiting architectural, religious, historical, and cultural sights and events
  • Interacting with Japanese college students
  • Taking a day trips to local sites and attractions (including Nagasaki)

Welcomed into Japanese life, you will experience Japan as a traveler not a tourist!

Students will be able to register for INT 206 for Spring Term, 2018. 

Questions?  Contact course faculty: Professor Carrie Menard, or Scott Royael,

Florence, Rome and Southern Italy: March 2018


INT 204 Adirondack Italian Adventure: Florence, Rome and Southern Italy. A Spring 2018 course with travel during Spring Break. This course is interdisciplinary, you can pick your focus!

We will study all there is to know about Italy, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. We will immerse ourselves in Italy’s politics, history, economics, art and culture. This 3 credit course of study includes 7 nights and 8 days of guided touring in the birthplace of the Renaissance.

  • Florence (Academia and Uffizi Galleries, statue of “David”)
  • The quaint town of Assisi, wine tasting in the Chianti countryside
  • The historical city of Rome (Coliseum & Forum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps, Pantheon and Capitoline Museum)
  • The Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel
  • Naples Archeological Museum
  • Sorrento
  • The stunning Island of Capri and Ana Capri

Round-trip airfare, 12 meals, hotels, admission fees, tour guide, a semester of learning, and a week of adventure and exploration.

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For a complete trip itinerary, DOWNLOAD the brochure.

Greece: May 2018

INT 204-Greece: Gods and Heroes is a spring 2018 course with travel from May 22 to June 4.

Travel includes visits to many of the sites for which Greece is famous: Athens and the Acropolis, Crete, Mycenae, Delphi, Santorini, Pylos and Olympia, to name a few.

Ancient Greece is often considered to be the heartland of art, science, anthropology, archaeology, and the humanities. This program will focus on a broad range of subjects related to the earliest cultures in Greece: the Minoans and Mycenaeans. This course is interdisciplinary and students will be given the option of choosing their focus of study! 

This 4 credit course of study includes: 13 nights and 14 days of guided touring to include visits to: the Acropolis site, the National Archaeological Museum, Santorini, Akrotiri, Knossos, the Archeological Museum of Heraklio, Gortyn, Phaestos, Mycenae, Nauplio Archaeological Museum, Tiryns and Lerna sites, Nestor’s Palace, Olympia, swimming in the Mediterranean and more!

Round trip airfare, hotels, admission fees, tour guide, round-trip transfers from SUNY Adirondack to airport, a semester of learning, and two weeks of adventure and exploration all included. A trip of a lifetime!

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