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SUNY Canton’s Summer Study Abroad Still Accepting Applications

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

The International Programs office at SUNY Canton is accepting applications for two unique summer study abroad opportunities in Croatia and China.

Students from SUNY Canton and other area colleges are eligible for the programs. Students must have a 2.75 GPA or better and must have completed their first full year of college.

Dragon Statue

The first of the two study abroad opportunities this summer will take place in Guangdong, China from May 26 through June 17. Students will spend two and a half weeks in Guangdong and the last three days in Beijing, China. Lectures will be supplemented by presentations and communication workshops by faculty from Guangdong College. Students will also have an opportunity to attend numerous cultural events and day trips and be joined by Guangdong students during lectures and cultural visits.

For more information regarding the China program and for the application, visit http://www.canton.edu/international/summer_china.html.

Dubrovnik

Students accepted into the study abroad program in Dubrovnik, Croatia, will study international and ethnic conflict from July 11 through Aug. 1. Students can expect to gain an insight into major conflicts of the 20th century involving the Balkan Region.

Students can also participate in cultural trips during the afternoons and weekends giving them a unique opportunity for experiential learning. Michael J. Popovic, a faculty member from the College’s School of Business and Liberal Arts, offers courses for this program in English.

For more information regarding the program in Croatia and for the application, visit http://www.canton.edu/international/summer_croatia.html.

For general questions or to learn more about study abroad opportunities, contact the International Programs office at international@canton.edu or (315) 386-7608.

 

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SUNY Canton Welcomes New Study Abroad Program

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

A new study abroad experience in the Balkans will immerse SUNY Canton students in a part of the world famous for its traditional religious diversity and long and rich history.

The College’s School of Business and Liberal Arts, as well as the Canino School of Engineering Technology, have implemented a study abroad program with the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AUBiH) beginning in the 2011-12 academic year.

“Through conversations I’ve had with students from the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, I’ve learned how much they’ve valued their experience and how much they’ve learned about better serving the global community,” President Joseph L. Kennedy said. “We are now able to offer our students this same opportunity and the chance to work with the wonderful faculty and staff members at the university. As our two institutions continue to build upon the relationship we have with each other, the biggest benefactors will be our students.”

Students can spend a summer, a semester or an entire year abroad at AUBiH’s Sarajevo campus. Because of the College’s dual degree program with AUBiH, students studying legal studies, finance or information technology will be encouraged to take part because of the ease of course selection. Those interested in science, humanities, history and other related disciplines should also consider participation in the study abroad program. Students who are eligible to apply for the program are sophomores with a 2.7 GPA or higher.

Bosnia

Students from other SUNY institutions as well as private colleges and universities can also participate in the program. SUNY Canton is the only school in the SUNY system to offer a study abroad program in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“Many of our students have expressed a sincere interest in this program,” said Marela Fiacco, director of international programs. “Becoming immersed in another culture, no matter how long, can be a life-changing experience. It gives students a different perspective on global business and politics, as well as the global economy. Employers love to see students who embrace opportunities such as this because they understand how invaluable the experience is.”

The institutions’ relationship dates back to 2006, when discussions began about SUNY Canton offering AUBiH students a summer abroad program. Since, the College has developed a dual degree program with AUBiH that allows students to remain in Bosnia and Herzegovina while taking SUNY Canton courses, delivered in an asynchronous online format, in order to earn degrees from both the College and AUBiH.

AUBiH students can earn bachelor’s degrees from the College in finance, information technology, and legal studies. President Kennedy recently traveled to AUBiH to graduate SUNY Canton’s second class of students earning dual degrees from both institutions. The number of students in the program has more than tripled in its second year with close to 70 students graduating in 2011, compared to 21 in 2010.

Students interested in the program should visit www.canton.edu/international/study_abroad.html or contact Fiacco at 315-386-7608 or fiaccom@canton.edu.

 

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Study Abroad Fair at SUNY Canton, Sept. 22

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

The SUNY Canton Office of International Programs at SUNY Canton will be holding a Study Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22 on the first floor of the Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

Representatives from six SUNY colleges and universities offering study abroad programs will be available to share the opportunities to take courses overseas.

For more information, please contact the SUNY Canton Office of International Programs at 386-7608 or email fiaccom@canton.edu

SUNY currently offers more than 400 overseas study programs in more than 50 countries: in North and South America, Africa, Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Programs range from 2 to 3 week intensive courses to a semester or academic year abroad.

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Study Abroad Fair at SUNY Canton, September 11

Monday, August 27th, 2007

The State University of New York (SUNY) Study Abroad program will be holding a Study Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. September 11 on the first floor of the Richard W. Miller Campus Center at SUNY Canton.

Representatives from colleges or universities offering study abroad programs will be available to share the opportunities to take college courses overseas.

SUNY Canton will also be unveiling plans to send students to China for a three-week study abroad program next summer.

“We are encouraging our students and college professionals to stop by and see the international education opportunities available,” said Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pauline A. Graveline. “In addition to China, we are planning to offer study abroad programs with Moscow State University and other partner colleges and universities overseas.”

For more information, please contact Coordinator of International Initiatives, John Sheltra, sheltra@canton.edu or 315-386-7331.

SUNY currently offers more than 400 overseas study programs in more than 50 countries: in North and South America, Africa, Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Programs range from 2 to 3 week intensive courses to a semester or academic year abroad.

 

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