Due to COVID-19, summer and fall in-person 2021 study abroad and study away programs have been suspended across the SUNY system.
As an alternative, take advantage of SUNY’s catalogue of virtual global opportunities including academic programs and internships. They are convenient, affordable, and provide international connection even in times of reduced mobility!
The Office for Global Education is here to help you achieve your goal of living and learning abroad. We offer a wide variety of education abroad programs to choose from, so you can find the appropriate program to fit your academic, personal, and professional needs. Email us today to set up a one-on-on advising appointment.
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Purchase Summer and Winter Term Programs
In these short-term programs, open to all SUNY students, which range from 3-5 weeks, a group of 10-25 students live, learn, and travel together while taking 3 to 8 SUNY credits taught by a Purchase Faculty member.
Purchase Fall and Spring Exchange Programs
In these semester-long and academic-year programs, open only to Purchase students, participants enroll directly at one of Purchase’s partner universities taking at least 12 credits while being fully immersed in life on a new campus in a foreign city.
If you aren’t able to find a Purchase program that fits your interests or needs, as a SUNY student you have access to over 600 programs offered across 64 SUNY campuses. The SUNY search page lets you filter by country, academic focus, term and program type.
- To browse other SUNY programs go to the SUNY Study Abroad search page.
Due to the cancellation of study abroad opportunities in the Spring and Summer 2021 semesters, virtual global learning opportunities are now available to SUNY students looking for an online international experience during the upcoming terms.
- Explore the virtual international academic and internship opportunities on the SUNY Virtual Study abroad page.
The P.A.S.T. program, which takes place during Purchase spring break, offers the opportunity for students to both travel outside of New York and serve in a community of need. This alternative break is a unique experience that allows participants to immerse themselves in a different culture while performing meaningful community service.
- Learn more on the Alternative Service Trips page.
The Transnational Filmmaking Project is a partnership with the Institut Supérieur des Métiers de l’Audiovisuel (ISMA) in Cotonou, Benin and the Artists Institute in Jacmel, Haiti. The project challenges students from three countries and film schools to explore the potential of filmmaking as a collaborative creative process across cultures.
- Learn more on the Transnational Filmmaking page.
Just because you are graduating, it doesn’t mean you can’t keep exploring the world! Purchase can support you in applying to opportunities such as Fulbright and JET, among others.
- Learn more about international fellowships, jobs, and internships on our Post-Graduation Opportunities page.
*Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, information in this video is subject to change.