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Go Far Beyond!

International Academic Programs invites you to explore the opportunities for you to Study Abroad. We offer many unique programs that give students exposure to language, experiential learning, internships and much more.

Through study abroad, students can receive credits towards their major, minor, upper division and SBC's with appropriate academic planning with your academic advisor.

Each student has a unique set of circumstances and should plan ahead of time and have flexibility if they would like to participate in a study abroad program. Studying abroad provides countless benefits  that can help set you apart in graduate school and employment applications!

We encourage students to become familiar with the various types of programs, appropriate program selection, the application process, and all things program preparation from academic planning to packing!

Please use all the tools available on our website to understand specific program details, eligiblity and other resources regarding funding your program and academic planning. We are happy to speak to students in further detail to be sure a program is the right fit! #GoFarBeyond

Program Types Defined:

Partner University Programs: Students apply through Stony Brook University as an exchange student directly at one of SBU’s partner universities for a semester or an academic year.  Students receive transfer credits and language proficiency may be required.

Faculty-Led Programs: A Stony Brook University faculty member instructs a group of students at an overseas location. These programs are typically during the winter and summer terms. Programs at the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and Centre ValBio in Madagascar are faculty-led and are also available during the semester. Students enroll in SBU classes (count towards GPA for SBU students) and language proficiency is not required.

Internship/Experiential LearningMany of our faculty-led and partner programs provide both internship and/or experiential learning opportunties. Whether a students is looking to conduct research in Jamaica or intern in Italy, there are ample opportunities to enhance your professional and academic portfolio.