Virtual Global Education Experiences

What is a virtual global education experience?

A virtual global education experience is an opportunity to participate in online learning with international partners, which could take the form of coursework and/or internships. Please find information on each of these programs below. Please contact the SUNY Geneseo Study Abroad Office for more information on these programs including application, cost, and course information: studyabroad@geneseo.edu or 585-245-5546.

 

Kaya Responsible Travel

Locations: Ecuador, Morocco, South Africa, Thailand, and Vietnam

Terms Offered: Summer, Fall, or Spring

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").

Kaya Responsible Travel Remote Internship Website

FSD Jinja, Uganda

Location: Uganda

Terms Offered: Summer, Fall, or Spring

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 design and implement 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.

FSD Uganda Virtual Internship website

Watch this brief video interview with SUNY Geneseo student, Alison Keane, about her experience.

Learn more about this experience from SUNY Geneseo student Kera Franceschini

Inquiries about Programs 

If you would like to meet with an advisor to discuss virtual program options, please make an advising appointment here: https://www.geneseo.edu/study_abroad/request-advising-appointment

Scholarship

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. Virtual programs and internships will be eligible until April 30, 2023.