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University at Albany Undergraduate Bulletin - 2004-2005

Office of International Education

  • Staff
  • General Information
  • Summer Programs Abroad
  • Service Learning
  • Academic Year/Semester Programs Abroad

  • Program Officers

    Renee Lucier, M.A.
    James M. Pasquill, II, M.A.
    Margaret N. Reich, M.A.T. Joan N. Savitt, Ph.D.


    Students in all majors may apply for an international program that will complement their studies at Albany. Study abroad allows students to experience other cultures and to develop new academic perspectives. The State University of New York offers opportunities to study in most regions of the world.

    The State University of New York offers over 350 international programs. Listed here are the programs administered by the University at Albany on behalf of the State University of New York system. A complete listing of programs and detailed information about them are available in the International Education: Study Abroad and Exchanges office, LI-66.

    E-mail intled@uamail.albany.edu or phone 518-442-3525 for more information (Web: http://www/albany.edu/studyabroad).


    Summer Programs Abroad

    Students on summer programs abroad normally register for 6-10 credits.

    Denmark/Copenhagen
    Several six week programs (June-July) in humanities and social sciences, including art, European culture, Nordic mythology; international business; and a longer program (June-August) in architecture and design. 6-9 credits, depending upon curriculum.

    Dominican Republic
    A program with the PUCMM University. Intensive Spanish language study and Caribbean and African-American Studies taught in English. 9 credits

    France/Montpellier
    Language and cultural studies at all levels at the Institut Mediterraneen de Langues. Prerequisite(s): none for elementary level, appropriate preparation for others. 6 credits

    Germany/Braunschweig
    The six-week Braunschweig program held in July and August offers intermediate through advanced language courses. Prerequisite(s): One year of college-level German or the equivalent is required. Excursions are an integral part of the program. 6 credits

    Germany/Wurzburg
    The ten-week Würzburg program held from late May through July offers intermediate through advanced language courses and courses taught in English on German and European history, economics, and literature. Excursions are an integral part of the program. Prerequisite(s): One year of college-level German or the equivalent is required. 10 credits

    Iceland
    A six-week program from mid-June through July in Arctic biology and geology, held in cooperation with the University of Iceland and Denmark’s International Studies Program (DIS). Participants take courses in arctic marine and terrestrial biology. Prerequisite(s): The program is open to juniors and seniors with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and at least one year of college-level biology or one year of geology and one semester of chemistry. 8 credits

    Ireland
    Three to six week program offered in Irish language and cultural studies at the University of Galway. 6 credits

    Israel
    Topics of special interest organized by Israeli universities (Ben Gurion, Haifa, Hebrew U. and Tel Aviv).

    Japan/Tokyo
    Cultural and business studies in English and Japanese language at all levels at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 12 credits

    Korea
    The seven-week program at Yonsei University offers Korean language courses at three levels and more than twenty-five courses in twelve disciplines taught in English. 6 or 9 credits

    Russia
    A six-week program held in July and August at Moscow State University, offers Russian language instruction at various levels. 6 credits

    South Africa/Durban and Pietermaritzburg
    University of Natal’s International School offers programs on two campuses. In Durban students may take courses on multi-lingualism, South African history, African music, politics, literature, theatre, and Zulu. In Pietermaritzburg courses are offered in policy issues and community service, KwaZulu-Natal history, and Zulu language, art and culture. 8 credits.

    Spain/Valencia
    Courses taught in English and Spanish at the AIP Language Institute for students of all levels, including graduate. Courses include Spanish language and culture. Prerequisite(s): Language requirement varies depending on desired level of study. 6 credits

    Wales
    Five-week internships (late May - late June) in a variety of fields including education, business, health care, the arts, and the environment. 3 credits


    Service Learning

    Tanzania or Thailand

    Supervised internships in various fields including health care, teaching English, and sustainable agriculture. In cooperation with Global Service Corps. Length of program varies; 3-9 credits.

    Academic Year/Semester Programs Abroad

    Academic year/semester programs administered by the University at Albany offer opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines. Undergraduates normally register for 15-18 credits during the semester or 30-36 credits during the academic year.

    Unless noted, students may participate on these programs for one semester or a full academic year.

    Other four-year State University of New York campuses offer additional programs for which Albany students are eligible. Students participating in one of these programs register on the Albany campus, which permits them to maintain eligibility for financial aid. Students participating in two-year community college, contract college, or non-SUNY programs during the academic year request a leave for approved study from the Albany campus for the duration of the program.


    Programs in Africa

    Albany/Brockport-Ghana
    Program with the University of Ghana in Legon for the academic year or fall semester. Qualified students enroll in regular undergraduate courses taught in English in liberal arts, social and non-laboratory natural sciences, and African Studies. Prerequisite(s): junior standing, 3.00 cumulative average.

    South Africa/Cape Town
    Direct enrollment at the University of Cape Town in regular university courses taught in English in business, humanities, education, engineering, social sciences, and science. American students may also participate in a structured Community Service program. Prerequisite(s): Open to juniors, seniors and exceptional sophomores with a minimum cumulative average of 3.0.

    South Africa/Durban and Pietermaritzburg
    Students enroll directly into regular university courses at the University of Natal. Courses taught in English are offered in architecture, business, social sciences, education, engineering, humanities, science and Zulu. Prerequisite(s): Open to juniors, seniors, and exceptional sophomores with a minimum cumulative average of 3.0.


    Programs in Continental Europe

    Denmark/Copenhagen
    Students enroll in courses offered by Denmark’s International Study Program. Courses are taught in English by Danish faculty in the humanities, environmental sciences, Danish language, international business, and architecture and design. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior class standing with a minimum overall cumulative average of 3.0.

    Finland/Oulu
    Students may enroll in regular courses at the University of Oulu, in Finland if they are proficient in Finnish, or they may choose courses offered in English in the subject areas of: Japanese Studies, Northern Cultures and Societies, Scandinavian Studies, Environmental Studies, and other areas in Humanities, the Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. Prerequisite(s): Open to students with above average academic standing.

    France/Montpellier
    Coursework taught in English or French on French culture, business and economics at the University of Montpellier. French language at all levels. Direct enrollment in language and literature at M II or business program at M III possible for students with advanced French. No language prerequisite

    Germany/Würzburg
    Qualified students may enroll in regular courses offered at the University of Würzburg, including humanities, social and natural sciences, and education. Prerequisite(s): above-average academic record, and two years of college-level German or equivalent. Program includes pre-session language course.

    Netherlands/Nijmegen
    Courses conducted in English in linguistics, teaching English as a second language, linguistics and teaching methodology at Hogeschool in Nijmegen. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and above average academic record.

    Netherlands/Tilburg
    Courses conducted in English in business administration, economics, international studies, and social science at Tilburg University. Prerequisite(s): junior standing, above average academic record.

    Norway/Bergen
    Courses offered in English at the University of Bergen in Scandinavian Area Studies. There is no language requirement, but students with sufficient language skills may enroll directly into regular university courses. Prerequisite(s): junior standing, minimum cumulative average of 3.0.

    Spain/Las Palmas
    Direct enrollment at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in humanities, marine science, physical education, natural and social sciences. Minimum 5 semester of college-level Spanish. 3.0 GPA

    Spain/Madrid
    Undergraduate courses for American students at the International Institute in Madrid. Courses are offered in Spanish language, literature, art, history, politics, and commercial Spanish. Prerequisite(s): 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent, and above-average scholastic record. Well-qualified sophomores may also participate.

    Spain/Valencia
    Coursework taught in English on the culture, literature, history, business, economy, and art of Spain at the AIP Language Institute. Spanish language at all levels. Open to sophomores and above. No language prerequisite.

    Spain/Valencia
    Direct enrollment at the Polytechnic Institute of Valencia possible for students with advanced Spanish. Coursework in engineering, architecture, fine and studio arts.

    Sweden/Gvteborg
    Courses taught in English at Göteborg University in fine arts, natural and social sciences, and business. There is no language requirement, but students with sufficient language skills may enroll directly into regular university courses. Prerequisite(s): junior standing, minimum cumulative average of 3.0


    Programs in Asia

    China
    Programs at Fudan University, Peking University, and Beijing Normal University. Courses in Chinese language and culture. Linguistically qualified students may choose from courses in the humanities and social sciences, including art history, archaeology, Chinese language and literature, Chinese history, political science, and philosophy at one of the above universities. Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing, above-average academic record, one year of college-level Mandarin Chinese or equivalent; one year recommended for Beijing Normal University program. Students are strongly urged to enroll for the academic year, but may register for one semester only.

    Japan/Osaka
    Courses conducted in English at Kansai Gaidai (Kansai University of Foreign Studies) on Japanese language and literature, Asian studies, economics, history, politics, and sociology. Coursework in spoken and written Japanese at all levels. Prerequisite(s): junior standing (or exceptionally qualified sophomores), above average academic record.

    Korea
    Courses conducted in English in Korean culture, business, economics, history, philosophy, political science, and sociology at Yonsei University. Korean language at all levels. Students who are fluent in Korean may enroll in regular university courses. Prerequisite(s): junior standing (or exceptionally qualified sophomores), above average academic record.

    Singapore
    Courses conducted in English at the National University of Singapore in Southeast Asian Studies and liberal arts. Intensive Chinese language study is also available. Prerequisite(s): junior standing, superior academic record.


    Programs in the Middle East

    Israel
    Study is offered at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, the University of Haifa in Haifa, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv. Several programs are offered and may include courses in Judaic, Israeli, and Middle East Studies, Hebrew language and the liberal arts, natural science, psychology, archaeological digs, internships, community service, and Kibbutz stay. Students who are fluent in Hebrew may take courses in all subject areas. Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing and above-average scholastic aptitude. Program includes pre-semester Ulpan.

    United Arab Emirates/Dubai
    Direct enrollment in regular university courses at the American Intercontinental University in Dubai in humanities, social sciences, arts and design, and business.


    Programs in the Caribbean and Latin America

    Brazil
    Regular university courses in Portuguese literature and linguistics and liberal arts at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Prerequisite(s): junior standing, above-average academic record, minimum of two and one-half years of college-level Portuguese.

    Costa Rica
    Students enroll in regular university courses at the University of Costa Rica in San José in Spanish literature and linguistics, Latin American area studies, and liberal arts. Program includes pre-session course. Prerequisite(s): junior standing (or exceptionally qualified sophomores), above-average academic record, minimum of two and one-half years of college-level Spanish or equivalent.

    Dominican Republic
    Courses conducted in English on Caribbean and African-American studies at the PUCMM University in Santo Domingo. Intensive Spanish language instruction. Community service opportunities. No language prerequisite. Direct enrollment in regular university courses also available for students with fluent Spanish.

    Puerto Rico
    Students enroll in regular university courses at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in humanities, and communications. Prerequisite(s): junior standing (or exceptionally qualified sophomores), above-average academic record, minimum of two and one half years of college-level Spanish or equivalent.


    Programs in Russia

    Russia
    A program with Moscow State University that offers qualified students the opportunity to study the Russian language. Students already proficient in Russian may enroll in course work in all academic areas. Prerequisite(s): one year of college-level Russian or equivalent, and above-average academic record.


    Programs in the United Kingdom and Ireland

    England/Hull
    Direct enrollment at the University of Hull. Qualified students may choose from programs in the humanities, engineering, business, and social and natural sciences. Prerequisite(s): junior standing, above average academic record.

    England/London
    Direct enrollment in regular university courses at the American Intercontinental University in London in humanities, social sciences, arts and design, and business.

    England/Nottingham
    Direct enrollment at the University of Nottingham. Qualified students may choose from programs in the humanities, engineering, business, and social and natural sciences. Prerequisite(s): junior standing, above-average academic record.

    England/Plymouth
    Direct enrollment at the University of Plymouth for the academic year only. Qualified students may choose from programs in engineering, business, and social and natural sciences. Prerequisite(s): junior standing, above-average academic record.

    Ireland/Galway
    Direct enrollment at the University of Galway. Qualified students enroll in courses in the humanities, natural and social sciences, business, economics, education, engineering, health, information technology, and Celtic studies. Prerequisite(s): junior standing, 3.0 cumulative average.

    Scotland/Glasgow
    Direct enrollment at the University of Glasgow. Qualified students enroll in regular undergraduate courses within programs in the humanities, divinity, engineering, natural sciences, and social sciences. Prerequisite(s): junior standing, above-average academic record.

    Wales/Swansea
    Direct enrollment at the University of Wales, Swansea in courses in the humanities, natural and social sciences, and engineering. Prerequisite(s): junior class standing, above-average academic record.

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