International Programs

Equatorial Guinea - SPAN 309: Language Field School in Afro-Hispanic Societies/INTD 250: Afro-Hispanic Cultures and Traditions in Equatorial Guinea

This is a faculty-led, research experience, immersion learning study abroad course in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea. Students will have the option of taking either SPAN 309:  Language Field School in Afro-Hispanic Societies (4 credits) or INTD 250: Afro-Hispanic Cultures and Traditions in Equatorial Guinea (4 credits). The INTD 250 course will be taught in English.

Ghana - BIOL 334: Biology and Global Health 806

The health of human populations reflects the ecological and geographic environment. This program will introduce significant biological issues important in global health through planned cultural and ecological excursions in a lower middle-income country. Site visits will include hospitals and clinics, research laboratories, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, and community development projects. A week-long field research project is embedded in the course. This course is ideally suited for students interested in careers in medicine, allied health fields, public health, or environmental science.

Ghana - Student Teaching in Ghana 560

Beginning in the Fall of 2008, the School of Education at SUNY Geneseo sent its first group of teacher candidates to Ghana for a student teaching experience at the Village of Hope, an orphanage and school for children (mostly orphan) in Fetteh, a rural community in West Africa.  The program has evolved over the past few years and includes a 7-week student teaching placement in Kumasi, the largest city in Ashanti, Ghana.  Candidates stay at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the alma mater of the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Anan. The program includes a focused student teaching placement with scheduled seminars along with cultural visits and excursions in Ghana to bring meaning to this international student teaching experience.

Madagascar - HIST 284: History, Environment, and Conservation

This program is a two-week course designed to introduce you to the social and environmental history of Madagascar. It will also focus on conservation history and current practices and policy as it relates to endangered species, deforestation, poverty, and development. Part of our discussion will center on the endangered lemur species and the role the animals have in Malagasy history as well as what is being done to conserve their habitat and future. We will interact with several conservation non-governmental organizations and learn about what is being done at the international, national, and local levels to preserve Madagascar’s environment. Integral to this discussion is the relationship between poverty and the environment, and what is being done in community development as it relates to conservation. This course is for those with an adventurous spirit and who are ready to try new things.

There will be program components that involve moderate physical activity. These activities may include:

  • Low to moderate levels of exertion (30-120 minutes) required to access some of field localities.

Senegal - ENGL 308/FREN 312: M/ Modernity in West Africa 1026

This 4-week innovative course, ENGL 308/FREN 312: M/ Modernity and Western Africa, taught by Dr. Kodjo Adabra (Department of Global Languages and Cultures) and Dr. Olaocha Nwabara (English Department), takes place in the port city of Dakar in Senegal. Students conduct field research on approved topics that connect Senegal and their respective majors: such topics may include culture, literature, religion, history, politics, media, education, sciences, food, cinema, arts, music, etc.... The students who so desire will receive guidance and mentorship from the program instructors in the subsequent Fall semester to refine their summer research for presentation in English at a national undergraduate conference in the US. This summer course, is therefore open to students from all majors (instructors' approval required) and will also count towards a major/minor in French or in English. This course also meets the World Culture and Values General Education requirement at Geneseo. Students stay with carefully selected Senegalese host-families in Dakar for a true cultural immersive transformational experience.

United Kingdom - HIST 240: S/ American Indians in Europe/HUMN 222: W/H/Black Humanities

HIST 240: S/ American Indians in Europe and HUMN 222: W/ H/ Black Humanities will be taught in London during Summer 2023. Both courses will utilize the libraries and museums in the vicinity of London to explore these topics.

While in London we will explore the British Museum, visit Drake's "Golden Hinde," a reconstruction of the ship he used to circumnavigate the globe. We will visit the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich and the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. We will also embark on some walking tours. Students will get the reading list for the course well in advance of the departure date, and class time will be spent discussing the readings. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, so students will have the weekends to explore on their own.

USA - CURR 388: Education Advocacy for Anti-Racism

Racial injustice and systemic racism are leading many P-12 school districts and teachers across the nation to examine and in many cases change policy. The Education Advocacy for Anti-Racism course creates opportunities to experience the influence of education on society, government, and culture. We will come face-to-face with the United States education systems and stakeholders in Washington, D.C. Intentional visits to museums, local school districts, and surrounding communities present a multifaceted view on the perspectives of education in our nation's capital.

For more information about study abroad programs, including dates, fees, and application deadlines, please visit the Study Abroad website.