Hartwick students taking a selfie on Founders' Way

Hartwick Summer Institute

You don't want to miss this!

June 23 – July 20, 2024


Summer Study Abroad in New York State

We welcome international and domestic students to our beautiful campus. From living in the dorms to visiting the surrounding area, the U.S. college experience at Hartwick promises to be life-changing. We offer trips to visit New York City, see a baseball game, or take in local sights. Students will have a full residential program with on campus activities, faculty lectures, sports, game nights, and much more. Nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains of Oneonta, New York, Hartwick College is a vibrant community that makes you feel right at home.

This credit-bearing summer program offers students the opportunity to learn from Hartwick’s world class faculty, engage in experiential learning both on and off campus, and earn credits in courses covering Augmented Reality, Controversial Social Issues and Gender and the Environment!

Registration Deadline: April 15, 2024

Students can choose from one of three exciting concentrations:

Intro to Augmented Reality

In this course students learn the basics of designing for augmented and virtual realities, and how they are used in today's society. Students learn how to create media for both augmented and virtual realities by utilizing smartphone apps and web based computer applications. This course covers practical skills that are important for both creating and understanding these new 21st century forms of communication.

While this program is interdisciplinary and can be of interest to many students, those in the following disciplines will find it especially beneficial:

Computer Science
Game Development
Graphic Design/Visual Arts
Health Sciences

Controversial Social Issues

Sociologists suggest that the origins and causes of social problems lie outside of individuals, even though the effects of such problems influence the behavior of individuals. This course examines a variety of contemporary social problems, such as health and health care, addictions, poverty, unemployment, crime, violence, family issues, racism and ageism. After examining social issues, their causes and consequences, we will discuss possible interventions that could alleviate each problem.

While this program is interdisciplinary and can be of interest to many students, those in the following disciplines will find it especially beneficial:

Political Science
Cultural Studies
Social Work
Communications & Media Studies
Legal Studies
Public Health
Gender Studies

Gender and the Environment

In the relationship between people and physical environments, not all people experience or impact environments in the same way or suffer the same degree. This course investigates how people in different places modify, know about, and are affected by environmental change in various ways according to gender. The theories and case studies covered are selected to encourage an understanding of how gender relations shape and are shaped by the rest of nature. Such an understanding provides the basis for gender-sensitive methodologies that can be crucial to addressing environmental problems.

While this program is interdisciplinary and can be of interest to many students, those in the following disciplines might find it especially beneficial:

Environmental Studies
Gender Studies
International Relations/Global Studies
Public Health
Political Science
Development Studies
Human Rights Studies

Hartwick Summer Institute Cost

$4,000 covers: Hartwick Summer Institute content, on-campus housing, three meals per day on weekdays (two meals per day on weekends), off-campus excursions, on-campus events, airport pick up/drop off, tuition fees (one 3 credit course), Hartwick College official transcript, and 24/7 on-site student support.

Register Today!
Hartwick students in canoe on Pine Lake


The Summer Institute is centered on the main Hartwick College campus. Students will also spend time at our Pine Lake Environmental Campus to enjoy canoeing, kayaking, campfires, climbing on the ropes course and much more.

The Hartwick Summer Institute is Presented by

the Center for global education at Hartwick College


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About Hartwick College

Founded in 1797, Hartwick College is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. More than 18,000 alumni live and work around the world. The College offers 40 majors and programs to 1,200 undergraduate students and boasts a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. Business Administration consistently ranks as one of the College’s top three majors; related offerings include the Accounting, Computer Science, and Economics majors as well as a minor in Finance and 4+1 MBA partnerships. Known for offering extensive, short-term study abroad opportunities with faculty, Hartwick is also a United States leader in three-year degree baccalaureate programs.

Situated on a beautiful residential campus in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, Hartwick’s 425 hillside acres offer a 30-mile view across the Susquehanna Valley. The College’s nearby Pine Lake Environmental Campus offers extensive, nature-based recreational amenities. One-third of Hartwick students compete in 19 intercollegiate athletic sports. Options include basketball, cross country, equestrian, football, field hockey, indoor track & field, lacrosse, outdoor track & field, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, and basketball. All students enjoy nearly 75 student campus clubs and organizations, including sororities and fraternities, academic honor societies, performance groups, health and wellness groups, community service organizations, and intramural sports.