Hartwick students taking a selfie on Founders' Way

International Innovation Institute

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June 12-25, 2022 

Summer Study Abroad in New York State

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

This non-credit summer certificate program offers international students the opportunity to learn from Hartwick’s world class faculty, engage in experiential learning both on and off campus, and earn a micro-credential in The Business of Sports, Equity and Public Health, Environmental Sustainability, or Arts Alive!




Hartwick students in canoe on Pine Lake


Centered on the main Hartwick College campus students will also spend time at our Pine Lake Environmental Campus where students can enjoy canoeing, kayaking, campfires, climbing on the ropes course and much more.

Students can choose from one of four exciting concentrations:

The Business of Sports

This program will look at athletics through a business lens. Oneonta hosts summer-long baseball tournaments allowing students to watch games, visit the world famous Baseball Hall of Fame, and learn directly from businesses that support sport tourism. Our highly qualified Business faculty and experienced athletic coaches will provide lectures and host excursions to experience the broad reach and complexity of the sports industry.

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

Business Management
Sports Management
Exercise Science
Athletic Training

Equity and Public Health

This program will take a close look at the U.S. medical system, exploring its strengths and weaknesses through the lens of equity and inclusion. Students will learn the strategies, both successful and unsuccessful, of the pandemic response along with the U.S. approach to public health and wellness. Our Nursing, Public Health, and Sociology professors will lead students in the classroom and on excursions to medical facilities and support services for low-income and refugee families. Students will engage in service opportunities for the local community.

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

Public Health
Human Rights
Multicultural and Diversity Studies
Political Science
Social Work

Environmental Sustainability

Based around our Pine Lake Environmental Campus, and led by professors in our interdisciplinary major in Environment, Sustainability and Society, this cohort of students will learn about conservation, outdoor education, the green economy, and sustainable farming. The experience will include hands-on experiments, hikes around Pine Lake and other areas, and visits to local businesses that support ecotourism and organic farming.

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
Political Science
Environmental Engineering

Arts Alive!

Fine Arts students will enjoy the hands-on nature of our Arts Alive! program. Hartwick faculty in Theatre, Music, Creative Writing, and Visual Arts, all of whom are practicing artists themselves, will lead workshops to write, perform, and produce large arts projects. This intensive two-week program will give students the opportunity to be creative, share their work with others, and benefit from the perspectives and support of their peers. Hartwick boasts state-of-the-art theatre, music, and art facilities. Participants will enjoy excursions to artistic venues in the surrounding area, such as galleries, museums, and theaters.

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

Creative Writing
Visual Arts
Arts Education
Museum Studies
Architecture & Design
Digital Arts

The International Innovation Institute is Presented by the GCCI and the Office of Global Education at Hartwick College


Ready to get started? Have questions?
Patricia Sagasti Suppes, Ph.D., Director of Global Education

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.