Albany is part of the SUNY Study Abroad Consortium. As an Albany student, you can participate on a program run by any other 4-year SUNY and remain registered at Albany the whole time. Of course, because you are registered here, you can also use financial aid, and your credits are automatically part of your degree program.
Research other SUNY programs at the SUNY International Programs website.
To apply for programs administered by other SUNYs, you will apply directly to their Study Abroad office using the standard SUNY application. After you have been accepted and you decide to participate, you also complete Albany’s on-line study abroad application. (Albany does not need copies of your transcripts or letters of recommendation.) The Office of Study Abroad and Exchanges at Albany will give you a permission number and instructions for registration for your study abroad program.
All the credits that you earn on a study abroad program administered by another 4-year SUNY are automatically counted toward the 120 credits you need for your degree. They can also be included in your major or minor or satisfy specific gen eds if properly approved. When you visit the office, we will give you the forms and instructions you need to arrange for these approvals. The General Information Handbook and all the rules for Albany students participating on programs administered by Albany are the same for you.
Because you will be registered at Albany, you will pay SUNY tuition and the University Fee to the University at Albany. All the other expenses related to your study abroad experience will be paid either to the SUNY that is administering your program or according to the directions you receive from them.
ALBANY STUDENTS PARTICIPATING ON PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY SUNY COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Albany students can also participate on programs run by SUNY Community Colleges. All credits earned on these programs must be transferred to Albany. You will not be registered at UAlbany. Financial aid can still be used as long as the courses are approved for transfer and your grades in those courses are C or better.
For summer and winter programs administered by SUNY Community Colleges, you simply follow the same transfer credit procedures used transfer in course taken at any local university that you might attend in the summer.
For semester-length programs, Albany students must apply for a Leave for Approved Study. This process covers both your transfer of credits and your automatic return to Albany.
To apply for programs administered by SUNY Community Colleges, you will apply directly to their Study Abroad office. Usually the community colleges use the standard SUNY application. However, check with the community college for the specific application instructions. After you have been accepted and you decide to participate, you also complete Albany’s on-line study abroad application. (Albany does not need copies of your transcripts or letters of recommendation.)