Hartwick has developed partnerships with Institute de Touraine in France and Regent’s University in London that allow you to study there for a semester or a year.
We have also developed partnerships with the study abroad organizations described below, through which you can study in almost any country in the world.
University of Wales, United Kingdom:
Hartwick students can take classes at the Lampeter or Carmarthen campuses of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Both are in easy traveling distance of London; Carmarthen is four and a half hours to London by train.
The Carmarthen campus is a lively, friendly environment, centered on its original 1848 building. Carmarthen offers courses ranging from education and teaching, social studies and sports to performance and art, on a friendly, close-knit campus. The campus is a fifteen-minute walk from a small, bustling down with movie theaters, shops, and restaurants. Lampeter is a picturesque campus in the heart of beautiful rural Wales, delivering a unique and personalized learning experience. Lampeter offers courses in all areas of the liberal arts. There is a vibrancy and energy in the town, where students are encouraged to take an active role in the local community through voluntary projects, and participating in local events, including the annual Food Festival, the Christmas Fayre and events at the Victoria Hall.
Students studying abroad at the university can take part in organized excursions to Lynstenfeld Castle, St. Fagans National Museum of History, and sites from the life of writer Dylan Thomas, or explore the area on their own.
Institut de Touraine in Tours, France:
In addition to spring and fall, this program will enable you to study abroad for four weeks during January in order to learn French though immersion. The school has been dedicated to teaching French as a second language for more than 100 years. Students have the option of living with host families while taking intensive language courses. Tours is located one hour from Paris and is in the heart of the Loire Valley with its many Renaissance castles. Students who successfully participate in this program will fulfill the LAiP language requirement.
Short-term study abroad at the Institut during January is not the same as other off-campus programs organized by Hartwick faculty. Students studying at the Institut will travel on their own (without Hartwick faculty) and work directly with the faculty and staff at the Institut. Students will receive grades from the faculty at the Institut, and those grades will transfer to Hartwick.
No previous study of French is required. All levels of proficiency, from absolute beginners to advanced speakers, are welcome. The staff at the Institut speak English and can help you get acclimated quickly to Tours, and the host families are eager to welcome students into their homes and help them apply what they are learning in the classroom to everyday life in France. To apply to this program, contact us in the Office of Global Education and Service Learning in Golisano Hall.
Regent’s University, London:
This is a small private university located in Regent’s Park, London where you can take courses in subject areas such as business/management, Liberal arts (following a U.S.-influenced curriculum), drama/film/media, fashion/design, and psychology/psychotherapy. To apply to this program, contact us in the Office of Global Education and Service Learning in Golisano Hall.
API is an international education organization dedicated to providing enriching study abroad. Through API you can intern, work, teach, or volunteer abroad programs in Argentina, Australia, Bhutan, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Scotland, Spain, or the United Arab Emirates. 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, cultural excursions and events, pre-departure and on-site orientations, on-site staff, mobile phones, tutoring, and much more.
CISabroad offers affordable, fully-supported study and internship abroad programs on six continents, 21 countries, and 80+ locations. Study in your major in Australia, England, France, Italy, Scotland, or Spain; work abroad in China, Ireland, Ecuador, or New Zealand; immerse yourself in the culture of Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico, or Peru, among many others. Students can go abroad during the semester, over the summer, or take a three-credit course in January between the fall and spring semester.
Central College 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.
Pan-African Institute for Development- West Africa (PAID-WA), Cameroon:
Pan African Institute for Development – West Africa (PAID-WA) is part of Pan African Institute for Development International’s (I’PAID) expanding network. Started in 1969, PAID-WA is a leader in the field of development; training intermediate and senior agents while respecting the values of social justice, human rights, good governance, equity, humanity, and democracy. Other than development, PAID-WA is also active in capacity building and management activities. Through practical field research, training, publications, and consultancy services or technical advisory, they address knowledge gaps and contemporary issues. The institute offers undergraduate and short professional programs as well as Institute of Commercial Management Courses in areas like Accounting and Finance, Business Studies, Customer Service, and more.
SIT Study Abroad:
SIT Study Abroad offers semester and summer programs for undergraduate students in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs in multiple locations. SIT programs examine:
Climate and Environment
- Development, Economy, and Inequality
- Global Health
- Media, Arts, and Social Change
- Migration, Identity, and Resilience
- Peace, Human Rights, and Social Movements
SIT Study Abroad offers different types of programs that meet the needs of students with a variety of interests and personal and academic goals, including:
- Semester-long programs that culminate in a major undergraduate research project or an internship
- Semester-long IHP/comparative programs that travel transnationally to examine a theme in the context of multiple countries
- Summer programs of six to seven weeks that focus on critical issues and language immersion
- Summer Innovation Labs that examine basic human needs and culminate in a collaborative project
On all programs, students gain high levels of access to a diversity of stakeholders and experts relevant to the issues being examined. Learning extends far beyond the SIT program center to host communities, field stations, nongovernmental organization (NGO) headquarters, ecological sites, health clinics, and art studios.
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.
Hartwick also has semester and year-long exchange programs with Fribourg University in Switzerland and Hanze University in the Netherlands. Under the exchange program, students pay tuition to their home institution (Hartwick College) and pay room & board to their host institution. For more details about life and academics at Fribourg and Hanze, click the link above.