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Virtual Study Abroad

Virtual Study Abroad

Many virtual global learning opportunities are available to SUNY students looking for an online international experience during the upcoming terms. Explore our virtual international opportunities below.

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Term:
Summer 2022
 
Description:
Open to All SUNY students!

The online Asian Studies Program at Kansai Gaidai University focuses on providing students with a means of exploring Japan and Asian studies through online instruction and virtual interaction with Japanese people. During this online program, students can take Japanese 1 or Japanese 2 for 5 SUNY credits.
 
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Contact:
Carmeisha Huckleby | chuckleby@albany.edu
Term:
Spring 2021
 
Description:
Open to All SUNY Students!
The Brockport Remote International Internships provides students opportunity to experience work life in Dublin, Ireland or Prague, Czech Republic in partnership with EUSA Internships, Brockport's program partner for over 15 years. Each customized internship placement has its own opportunity to try new things and create a network of international contacts. Students will gain experience for credit while strengthening their professional resume and cultural competency. In addition to their placement, students will attend a weekly seminar in conjunction with the Washington D.C. program. These seminars are led by experts on selected aspects of international studies. Students will also complete a research project led by a faculty in the Department of Political Science and International Studies. Students earn 16 credits during this semester length program.
 
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Contact:
Michaela Luedke | Mluedke@brockport.edu
Term:
Spring 2021
 
Description:
Virtual International Internships

1, 2, or 3 month Guaranteed Online Internship

Virtual International Internships allow you to start your career on your own terms. You decide which career field you work in, you decide where you’d like to work, and you decide your work-life balance.

Commitment:

Interns work 20 or 30 hours per week for 1, 2, or 3 months. Credit is available based on program duration and departmental approval.

Career Fields:

Placements are available across 18 career fields. All you need to do is choose one and you'll be matched with a host company in that industry. Industries can be found here.

Countries:

You choose the country of the company you would like to work for. Select from China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, India, or The United Kingdom.
 
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Term:
Spring 2021
 
Description:
Gain international work experience and build your resume — from your laptop.

With a virtual internship, you can put accessibility and mobility concerns aside and develop a meaningful professional connection with an international company. Here you will gain the skills necessary to thrive in today's economy, including digital literacy, cross-cultural communication, time management, and much more.

Virtual Internship Inclusions:

Guaranteed Remote Internship with an International Employer
CliftonStrengths Online Assessment, Professional Coaching Call, Resume & Cover Letter Support
Individual Program Advising
Group Tutorial on Teleworking
Virtual Welcome Orientation
Internship Monitoring & Virtual Check-Ins
Virtual Exit Orientation & Post-Program Debrief
 
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Term:
Summer 2021
 
Description:
Open to All SUNY Students!

Spend your summer virtually studying at Aarhus University, a university that proudly calls itself home to all kinds of knowledge-seeking, fun-loving, and culture-curious people. Aarhus University will offer 72 online courses during the summer 2021 term. See the link below for more program details.
 
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Contact:
Leah-Beth Peroni | peronile@buffalostate.edu
Term:
Summer 2021
 
Description:
Open to All SUNY Students!

In partnership with the University of Salamanca, this program offers students the opportunity to study Spanish language during the summer term. See the link below for more program details.
 
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Contact:
Leah-Beth Peroni | peronile@buffalostate.edu
Term:
Spring 2021, Summer 2021
 
Description:
Open to All SUNY Students!
Spring Online Course in Greek Wine Business introduces the basics of wine production and marketing in Greece and the intricacies involved in creating and promoting country-specific wine, allowing students to gain an understanding of current wine industry/ consumer trends. The program provides theoretical background into the wine industry while helping students gain an international business perspective much needed in a global economy. Summer program in Greek Mediterranean Diet provides engaging and experiential components including Greek food items and virtual site visits. An optional on-site study tour is planning for January or June. Summer International Business Research is a virtual program, allowing students to interact with stakeholders in the Greek food industry, develop cultural competencies and understand the challenges and trends in international food business. Courses apply to a wide range of majors including: Agribusiness, Business, Marketing International Marketing, International Business Management, Nutrition, Food Science, Anthropology, Agricultural studies, Health & Wellness, Viticulture, Fermentation Studies. Culinary Science, and Tourism & Hospitality. Any student interested in food, well-being, and culture who is open to exploring and enjoying Greek lifestyle will benefit from this program.
 
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Term:
Summer 2021
 
Description:
Open to All SUNY Students!

The Summer Global Health Virtual Experience is a Virtual Program for Pre-Professional Health Students (Medical, Nursing, Dental, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy) which includes 30 Hours of Medical Terminology and 45 Hours of Virtual Internship and Clinical Experience.

Students will have the opportunity to experience and understand clinical communication and interaction among healthcare professionals and patients, and gain skills through interactive practical sessions delivered by faculty practitioners from primary care, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and clinical communication and psychology.

Additionally, students will learn about the role that culture plays in healthcare systems and approaches, and how this can shape health outcomes, as well as understand national healthcare systems and compare and contrast early-stage vs. mature systems.
 
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Spring 2022 Fall 2022
 
Description:
Open to All SUNY Students!

Kaya is a volunteer organization that works with grassroots organizations in communities around the world. Through this program students have the opportunity to remotely engage with grassroots development work in Morocco, South Africa, Vietnam, or Ecuador. This work will "contribute to a capacity building-project for an organization tackling social or environmental issues in [a] location community" ("Remote Internship Abroad").

Why participate in a virtual internship with Kaya Responsible Travel?

All internships are aligned with Kaya's mission to promote sustainable social, environmental, and economic development. Students will gain valuable cross-cultural experiences while building their resume and working with local grassroots organizations and making a lasting, positive impact in that community. Students will also interact in cultural workshops and be paired with a local person to learn more about their host-country and community.

Program dates: See our website for full program details

Academics: 3 credits, students must complete a minimum of 120 hours to receive 3 credits

Students will engage in their internships between 5-12 hours a week over the course of approximately 14 weeks. View the program specifics through Kaya's Remote Internship Abroad webpage.

For IR Majors: This internship will count towards the Global Political Economy or Developing World tracks.

Additional Application Instructions:
With your application to Kaya Responsible Travel, you must submit a copy of your resume.
 
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Contact:
Emily McCrossen | colee@geneseo.edu
Term:
Spring 2022 Fall 2022
 
Description:
Open to All SUNY Students!

This program is a joint initiative of SUNY Geneseo and FSD Uganda that provides students with the opportunity to engage in grassroots development work with a local NGO in Uganda. Students spend 15 hours a week for 10 weeks designing and implementing a development project through FSD Uganda, supplemented by training by FSD Uganda. Students have the option of completing two different types of internships: Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) or Community Based Development.

FSD Uganda's philosophy is that rather than solving deficiencies in a community, development efforts should work to augment communal assets and increase the capabilities of residents to better their own lives. In this way, FSD Uganda seeks to develop impoverished areas from the grassroots level in any way that can be permanently sustained.

Why participate in a virtual internship?

Engaging in a virtual internship opens you up to new learning opportunities in sustainable development while achieving positive community outcomes in Ugandan Communities. You will directly work virtually with grassroots communities in Uganda on a development sector of your choice. This will be an opportunity for you to develop an understanding of the unique approaches of grassroots development in which the community is in control, and what qualities make a development project sustainable.

Program dates: See our website for full program details
Academics: 3; 15 hours/week for 10 weeks

View the program layout on the FSD Uganda website.
Students will be expected to complete a total of 15 hours a week during the morning hours (EST) to account for time difference. Hours will be broken down into 3 hours/day. Exact times will be set with the student, FSD Uganda, and the student's internship site.

For IR Majors: This internship will count towards the Global Political Economy or Developing World tracks.
 
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Contact:
Emily McCrossen | colee@geneseo.edu
Term:
Summer 2022
 
Description:
Open to All SUNY Students!

Kaya is a volunteer organization that works with grassroots organizations in communities around the world. Through this program students have the opportunity to remotely engage with grassroots development work in Morocco, South Africa, Vietnam, or Ecuador. This work will ""contribute to a capacity building-project for an organization tackling social or environmental issues in [a] location community" ("Remote Internship Abroad").

Why participate in a virtual internship with Kaya Responsible Travel?

All internships are "aligned with Kaya's mission to promote sustainable social, environmental, and economic development" (Remote Internship Abroad"). Students will gain valuable cross-cultural experiences while building their resume and working with local grassroots organizations and making a lasting, positive impact in that community. Students will also interact in cultural workshops and be paired with a local person to learn more about their host-country and community.

Program dates:
See our website for full program details

Academics: 3 credits, students must complete a minimum of 120 hours to receive 3 credits
Students will engage in their internships between 15-30 hours a week. View the program specifics through Kaya's Remote Internship Abroad webpage.

For IR Majors: This internship will count towards the Global Political Economy or Developing World tracks.

Additional Application Instructions:
With your application to Kaya Responsible Travel, you must submit a copy of your resume.
 
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Contact:
Emily McCrossen | colee@geneseo.edu
Term:
Summer 2022
 
Description:
Open to All SUNY Students!

This program is a joint initiative of SUNY Geneseo and FSD Uganda that provides students with the opportunity to engage in grassroots development work with a local NGO in Uganda. Students spend 15 hours a week for 10 weeks designing and implementing a development project through FSD Uganda, supplemented by training by FSD Uganda. Students have the option of completing two different types of internships: Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) or Community Based Development.

FSD Uganda's philosophy is that rather than solving deficiencies in a community, development efforts should work to augment communal assets and increase the capabilities of residents to better their own lives. In this way, FSD Uganda seeks to develop impoverished areas from the grassroots level in any way that can be permanently sustained.

Why participate in a virtual internship?
Engaging in a virtual internship opens you up to new learning opportunities in sustainable development while achieving positive community outcomes in Ugandan Communities. You will directly work virtually with grassroots communities in Uganda on a development sector of your choice. This will be an opportunity for you to develop an understanding of the unique approaches of grassroots development in which the community is in control, and what qualities make a development project sustainable.

Program dates: See our website for full program details
Academics: 3; 15 hours/week for 10 weeks

View the program layout on the FSD Uganda website.
Students will be expected to complete a total of 15 hours a week during the morning hours (EST) to account for time difference. Hours will be broken down into 3 hours/day. Exact times will be set with the student, FSD Uganda, and the student's internship site.

For IR Majors: This internship will count towards the Global Political Economy or Developing World tracks.
 
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Contact:
Emily McCrossen | colee@geneseo.edu
Term:
Summer 2022
 
Description:
Open to All SUNY Students!

FIE is a London-based non-profit educational organization, providing customized partnership programs and individual student enrollment programs in London, Dublin, and Amman for undergraduate students.

Traditional international internships develop professional, personal and cultural skills through enriching work experiences.

FIE Online's International Internship Course nurtures an understanding of digital cultures and hones independent working and time management skills. The online internship consists of both the internship and the course around it – allowing you to contextualize the cultural aspect of your experience.

Program dates:
See our website for full program details

Academics: 3 credits; 20-25 hours a week for 8 weeks
Students will engage in their internship 20-25 hours a week over the course of 8 weeks. The course component is delivered through video lectures, complemented by readings, materials and exercises. There is an online forum discussion space led by faculty for students to reflect on their internship and to discuss readings. FIE provides three one-to-one coaching sessions by an FIE Internship Mentor. These facilitate professional development, virtual competencies and career readiness. View the program specifics through their Online Internship website.
 
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Contact:
Emily McCrossen | colee@geneseo.edu
Term:
Spring 2022 Fall 2022
 
Description:
Open to All SUNY Students!

FIE is a London-based non-profit educational organization, providing customized partnership programs and individual student enrollment programs in London, Dublin, and Amman for undergraduate students.

Traditional international internships develop professional, personal and cultural skills through enriching work experiences.

FIE Online's International Internship Course nurtures an understanding of digital cultures and hones independent working and time management skills. The online internship consists of both the internship and the course around it – allowing you to contextualize the cultural aspect of your experience.

FIE's online internships span these sectors:

Marketing, Advertising & Design
Film & Video Editing
Charity & Non-Profit
Business Administration
Communications & Journalism
Program dates: See our website for full details

Academics: 3 credits; 15-20 hours a week for 10 weeks
Students will engage in their internship 15-20 hours a week over the course of 10 weeks. The course component is delivered through video lectures, complemented by readings, materials and exercises. There is an online forum discussion space led by faculty for students to reflect on their internship and to discuss readings. FIE provides three one-to-one coaching sessions by an FIE Internship Mentor. These facilitate professional development, virtual competencies and career readiness.
 
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Contact:
Emily McCrossen | colee@geneseo.edu
Term:
Fall 2022
 
Description:
Open to All SUNY Students!

Remote Internship
Gain international work experience and develop global professional competencies through CAPA's remote internships – all while earning SUNY Credit. In a world becoming more reliant on connecting, collaborating, and performing virtually, our remote internships educate, enable, and empower you to develop skills today that will prepare you for employers' needs of tomorrow. Get a jump-start on your career!

You’ll intern remotely for 20 hours per week for the duration of the program. You will need to submit to CAPA an application, a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript and one letter of recommendation (professional or academic).

Placements are available in a range of fields and industries, including:
Advertising & PR | Business | Communications | Data Analytics | Education | Finance | Fundraising & Philanthropy | Game Design & Development | Graphic Design | Healthcare & Life Sciences | Human Resources | Interior Design | IT & Computer Systems | Marketing & Communications | Sports Management | Video Editing & Animation | Web Design | and more!

Global Internship Course
Earn 3 or 6 credits while interning remotely with an international organization. CAPA will place you in individualized placement with international, regional, and local companies, charities, and governmental organizations around the globe designed to meet each of your professional interests and career goals. You will also enroll in the Global Internship Course, taught virtually by CAPA faculty. https://www.capa.org/

Fall 2022 Dates: Application deadline: 6/15/22, Program Dates: 9/22 - 12/16/22
*Note: prices listed on the CAPA website are not the exact program cost for SUNY students; please defer to program costs noted on the program budget sheet at oswego.edu/international
 
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Contact:
Lizette Alvarado | lizette.alvarado@oswego.edu
Term:
Summer 2022
 
Description:
Open to All SUNY Students!

Remote Internship
Gain international work experience and develop global professional competencies through CAPA's remote internships – all while earning SUNY Credit. In a world becoming more reliant on connecting, collaborating, and performing virtually, our remote internships educate, enable, and empower you to develop skills today that will prepare you for employers' needs of tomorrow. Get a jump-start on your career!

You’ll intern remotely for 20 hours per week for the duration of the program. You will need to submit to CAPA an application, a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript and one letter of recommendation (professional or academic).

Earn 3 or 6 credits while interning remotely with an international organization. CAPA will place you in individualized placement with international, regional, and local companies, charities, and governmental organizations around the globe designed to meet each of your professional interests and career goals. You will also enroll in the Global Internship Course, taught virtually by CAPA faculty. Learn more here: https://www.capa.org/
Placements are available in a range of fields and industries, including:

Advertising & PR | Business | Communications | Data Analytics | Education | Finance | Fundraising & Philanthropy | Game Design & Development | Graphic Design | Healthcare & Life Sciences | Human Resources | Interior Design | IT & Computer Systems | Marketing & Communications | Sports Management | Video Editing & Animation | Web Design | and more!

Dates:Application deadline: 2/1/22, Program Dates: 5/19/22 - 7/1/22
*Note: prices listed on the CAPA website are not the exact program cost for SUNY students; please defer to program costs noted on the program budget sheet at oswego.edu/international.
 
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Contact:
Lizette Alvarado | lizette.alvarado@oswego.edu
Term:
Summer 2021
 
Description:
Open to All SUNY Students!

The online intensive Japanese language program is 6 weeks long and awards 6 credits. It is designed for students at beginner Japanese level, the program includes cultural classes such as Tea-Ceremony and Ikebana, as well as a virtual trip to Yokote-city, a famous historical and cultural resource in Akita. See the link below for more program details.
 
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Contact:
Kelsey Gillett | kelsey.gillett@oswego.edu
Term:
Summer 2022
 
Description:
Open to All SUNY Students!

ESC Rennes is a French business school founded in 1990. Online classes will take into consideration different time zones, and each session will be recorded. Students will have a mix of synchronous classes and asynchronous replay classes. Rennes will be organizing some guest speaker conferences or virtual company visits; and will additionally try to offer some virtual cultural activities for a memorable summer experience.

The online courses being offered are:

Cross-Cultural Management (June 1 to June 11)
Sustainable Business (June 15 to June 25)
Doing Business in Europe (June 29 to July 9)
 
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Contact:
Brooke Layhee | blayh001@plattsburgh.edu
Term:
Summer 2021
 
Description:
Open to All SUNY Students!

How does landscape inform who you are? How important is the natural environment for you? Do you understand the role people and culture have in preserving the environment and helping you understand your own indentity?

Join students online from around the world as we start to unpack these questions and critically reflect on what it means to be us, living in this world at this time. This course insightfully supports you to dive into your own and others’ perceptions. The aim of the course is for you to come out more connected to yourself, land and others. This can help you be more compassionate towards others and the Earth, more self aware, and more self assured, ready to take
action for what you believe in.
 
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Contact:
Kathleen Mahoney | mahonekm@potsdam.edu
Term:
Summer 2022 Winter 2022
 
Description:
Open to All SUNY Students!

This program offers an opportunity for students to participate in a unique, global, virtual environment via a curated selection of seminars and lectures for Stony Brook credits. The faculty are experts in many fields in the humanities and socials and come from a wide range of institutions. Approximately 250 students from around the world participate in these diverse virtual classes. Check out our website for full program details.
 
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Term:
Summer 2022
 
Description:
Open Only to University at Buffalo Students

The International Christian University (ICU) Summer Courses in Japanese (SCJ) Program will be offered virtually in Summer 2022. The SCJ program at ICU is an intensive six-week program that aims to provide a stimulating environment in which students may increase their understanding of Japanese language and culture. UB students who successfully complete the program will receive six UB credits.
 
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Contact:
Karen Joppe | karentho@buffalo.edu
 

Virtual Exchange via the SUNY COIL Center

The SUNY COIL Center promotes the integration of Virtual Exchange in courses throughout the SUNY System. Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) provides a proven method for intercultural project-based learning between SUNY students and their international peers within the context of existing courses. The following members of the SUNY COIL Network have confirmed courses that include COIL collaborations during the Spring 2021 semester. Contact the campus COIL Coordinator for more information.

Campus COIL Coordinators: