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UAlbany Students in Belize:
Bringing Expertise, Gathering Knowledge

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 10, 2015) — Students in last year’s inaugural winter study abroad session in Belize discovered the same level of excitement in helping people and absorbing culture that is the hallmark of UAlbany’s more than 140 study abroad programs.

“The wintersession option in Belize is quite popular due to the program’s unique opportunities for our students to address literacies in social contexts and to explore Belize’s rich history and culture,” said Austin Powers, program coordinator in UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad.

“I believe that this upcoming year’s edition (its application deadline is October 1) will be even more attractive to students.”

UAlbany study abroad in Belize

UAlbany psychology major Danielle Bello shares a light moment with one of her young students in Belize.

James M. Pasquill, Director of Education Abroad in the Center for International Education and Global Strategy, noted that the University has pledged to double the number of students studying abroad by 2019. “As a result,” he said, “we are continuing to add exciting new options for wintersession and spring break, and more applied learning opportunities such as internships and service programs.”

Other recently established options include wintersessions and summer programs in Cuba, Dominican Republic, India, and Japan, and alternative spring break programs in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Ireland. In addition to UAlbany offerings, hundreds more are available through the SUNY-wide network, for anywhere from a few weeks to a year.

“Every student should be able to find the opportunity that fits their academic needs, timeframe and budget,” said Pasquill.

To explore all of UAlbany’s overseas options, or to apply for them, visit the new Office of Education Abroad website. The Office is also holding its annual Study Abroad Fair for all interested students on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lecture Center hallways.

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