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Purchase offers a broad range of options for studying abroad for a semester, summer, or full academic year. With a wide variety of education abroad programs to choose from, you can find the appropriate program to fit your academic, personal, and professional needs. To find our short-term, exchange, and affiliated SUNY programs please visit Search Programs.
Below are the Purchase Faculty-Led Short Term Programs that we offer. These are programs that are led by Purchase faculty teaching Purchase courses abroad. Participating in these courses will count towards your GPA. This is good option for students who cannot go abroad for a semester or full academic year. We offer these short term programs in the summer and winter sessions.
2019 Summer Faculty Led Programs
Now accepting applications
Summer in France
|Professors Donna Cornachio and Rachel Owens give a brief introduction to the five-week summer program in Antibes, France.|
2019 Winter Faculty Led Programs
No longer accepting applications
Winter in Benin
Summer in Prague
Professor Lenka Pichlikova gives a brief introduction to the three-week program in Prague, Czech Republic.
Summer in Italy
Professors Christian Bailey and Yong Hee Kim will guide the students to explore photography and Italian history during a 6-week summer program in Pisciotta, Italy.
This program offers a hands-on, experiential educational opportunity to study the biology and ecology of the living reef and live organisms. Coral reefs are among the largest, most beautiful and most endangered ecosystems on earth. One of the world’s most impressive coral reef systems is found in the western Caribbean, along the coast of Central America. The island of Roatan, located thirty miles off the coast of Honduras, is the largest of the three Bay Islands and offers great accessibility to this reef.
This course involves scuba diving. Students must be certified and may learn it in advance or as part of the program in Roatan.
This program has two courses which offer an immersive, sensorial, hands-on opportunity for students to study and gain a deeper understanding of non-Western art production. Often times as Westerners studying in non-Western cultures, we often receive live art production as audience members. The work that will be undertaken in these courses seek to bypass audience based interactions and move to direct physical interaction with both cultural performance media and their practitioners.
Cotonou, Benin has become a crossroads of West African commerce which makes it an ideal place to encounter Beninese and West African culture and customs. This course involves daily physical interaction with both cultural performance media and their practitioners.