Hartwick Study Abroad Affiliations
Hartwick College has signed formal affiliation agreements with a number of universities and other institutions that offer quality study abroad opportunities around the globe. Hartwick has evaluated these programs for their academic level and safety and has confidence that students will benefit from participation in these off-campus programs.
Some programs offer courses to just affiliate members. Others enroll students in foreign universities along with local students. Many have on-site staff to assist study abroad students and to organize field trips. Others are direct enrollment programs and students report to the international office of their host university. Many programs include foreign language training and culture courses. As you choose a destination, think about what type of program is best for you.
Any Hartwick student who chooses an affiliated program will remain a Hartwick student while abroad and will be billed normal tuition, fees and room and board, when included in the overseas program fee. Students will retain all financial aid and need-based scholarships, just as if they were on campus. Hartwick will then pay the program cost. In the rare case the cost is higher than at Hartwick, the student will be responsible for the difference.
These are the current Hartwick College affiliations:
API, an independent study abroad organization, provides living, travel, educational, and cultural opportunities for U.S. students in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, England, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Qatar, Spain, and the UAE. Each study abroad program includes tuition, housing, medical and life insurance (including medical evacuation and repatriation, as well as 24-hour support services for medical issues), local social activities, multiple cultural excursions and events, pre-departure and on-site orientations and support services, on-site staff, mobile phones (in most locations), tutoring, and much more.
Globalinks http://www.globalinksabroad.org/GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has over 20 years of experience working within the field of international education serving both students and advisors. They are a leader in study abroad known for high-quality, full service programs with excellent value in a wide range of locations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Asia, and Europe. Globalinks facilitates direct enrollment in universities. They have regional directors that meet with students upon arrival and are available for assistance throughout the program. Often they can arrange internship placements for students studying at one of the eight universities that participate, as well as opportunities for volunteer work. They also sponsor special programs in Marine Science, Leadership, Extreme Adventures and Photography. Additionally, they have summer and J Term programs.
Central College http://www.central.edu/ABROAD/
Central sponsors programs in Austria, China, England, France, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain and Wales. Each site has an office with a program director and permits students to enroll in both Central College courses as well as classes at a local university. Internships and service opportunities are available. Students usually live with host families. Some excursions are included.
The Institute for Study Abroad hosts programs in Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, England, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland and Spain. In each country they have an office with a program director and support staff. Students are integrated into local universities, although some programs are focused on language acquisition. The Spanish programs only take advanced students, with the exception of an intermediate program in Chile. IFSA is noted for their extensive programs in England (36 locations), Ireland (16 locations) and Scotland (7 locations). They assist students in finding housing and also take them on excursions. Many times, internships are available.
The International Studies Abroad hosts programs at universities in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, France, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Panama, Peru South Korea and Spain. They are noted for their extensive programs in Spain-at 16 universities in 9 different cities. Besides an extensive on-site orientation program, ISA also includes several excursions throughout the semester. They arrange housing for every student, sometimes with host families and sometimes in residence halls. In many places students can live independently, if they prefer. They have experiential education programs in social work, education, ecology and conservation, health, policy and legislation and museum studies, at some of their sites.
The National Outdoor Leadership School offers students unique outdoor challenge opportunities—often for credit—in locations such as Alaska, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Florida, India, Kenya, Maine, Maryland, Mexico, Nepal and more. NOLS founder Paul Petzoldt's idea was simple: take people into the wilderness for an extended period of time, teach them the right things, feed them well and when they walk out of the mountains, they will be skilled leaders. The core of his idea was the extended expedition, one of sufficient length that a person could learn and practice the skills over and over again. The skills students learn in the wilderness are the same ones they will need to be leaders throughout their lives.
The School for International Training offers 18 programs in Africa, 14 in Asia and the Pacific, 9 in Europe, 17 in Latin America, and 5 in the Middle East. Each program has a theme within these areas:
- Arts, Cultural Expression, and Social Change
- Global Health
- Identity and Globalization
- Natural Resource Management, Biodiversity, and Environmental Policy
- Post-Conflict Transformation
- Social Movements, Education and Human Rights
- Sustainable Development
The unique programs include intensive language classes, seminars and field-based learning. They strive to give students cultural immersion while learning about issues that matter. Fieldwork gives students the chance to do research and learn skills, methods and ethics. Students earn 16-17 credits on each semester-long program. They normally live with host families.
The University Study Abroad Consortium has programs in Ghana, China, India, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. At each site, students take classes at a local university. Students can learn languages in the non-English speaking countries and also take additional classes in English in some fields of study. Where English is the language spoken, they have a full range of subjects to choose from. Each site has a program director who is responsible for the students. Some field trips are included. Students often can choose between homestays or residence halls for housing options.