Spring on the York College campus

Study Abroad Programs

Integrated Semester Programs

York Affiliated Programs

Spring Courses (Travel Over May Extension)

Summer Courses

Fall Courses (Travel Over January Break)

Delegate Opportunities (Not for Credit)

INTEGRATED SEMESTER PROGRAMS

GRAHAM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (RECOMMENDED SEQUENCES BY MAJOR)
Faculty Liaison: Dr. Molly Sauder (msauder@ycp.edu)

  • American Business School of Paris (Paris, France) - Focused on the majors within the Graham School of Business, ABS Paris offers a wide range of pre-approved courses (all taught in English) for business, sports management, and GenNext. These integrated semesters come with recommended sequences for your degree as well the flexibility for your academic and professional goals. This immersive program provides a diverse network of international students and organizations that allows an innovative professional experience. And of course, the rich cultural opportunities the come with being in the heart of Paris.

GRAPHIC DESIGN (SPRING, JUNIOR YEAR)
Faculty Liaison: Professor Melanie Rodgers (mrodgers@ycp.edu)

  • Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, NABA (Milan, Italy) - NABA, otherwise known as the New Academy of Fine Arts, provides graphic design courses in English and has been pre-approved for Graphic Design majors during the spring of their Junior year. The program is run through our provider partner SAI who facilitates the process for our students.

ENGINEERING, CIVIL or MECHANICAL (FALL, SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Faculty Liaison: Dr. Scott Hamilton (shamilton@ycp.edu)

  • CEA Paris Center (Paris, France) - Located in the heart of the vibrant Marais District, the CEA Paris Center offers small class sizes and a wide range of electives taught in English. The Engineering required courses and a variety of General Education courses have been pre-approved for Civil and Mechanical Engineering majors for the fall of their sophomore year. The program is run through our longtime provider partner CEA who facilitates the process for our students.

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (FALL, JUNIOR YEAR)
Faculty Liaisons: Dr. Joseph Scarcelli & Dr. Frederick Becker (jscarcelli@ycp.edu, fbecker@ycp.edu

  • Florence University of the Arts (Florence, Italy) - Designed with a set of pre-approved courses as one of two options, Florence University of the Arts offers an international experience that anyone in the Hospitality industry would want to have on their resume. Organized through SAI, the site offers a great look at the Tuscan region, the arts, and of course easy access to other parts of Italy.
  • CETT: Tourism, Hospitality, and Gastronomy (Barcelona, Spain) - Designed with a set of pre-approved courses as one of two options, CETT: Tourism, Hospitality, and Gastronomy specializes in Hospitality and has a fantastic global viewpoint of the industry from the fantastic setting of Barcelona. SAI facilitates the program to ensure students really explore the unique architecture and history of Spain.

POLITICAL SCIENCE, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, or INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS (FALL/SPRING, JUNIOR YEAR)
Faculty Liaison: Dr. John Altman (jaltman@ycp.edu)

  • Chiang Mai University (Chiang Mai, Thailand) - Designed with a set of pre-approved courses, Chiang Mai University offers a wide range of courses covering political and international subjects with a focus on southeast Asia. Along with a variety of Gen Ed course options, USAC facilitates to program offering a great experience that immerses students in Thai culture and allows them to explore global topics through a different cultural perspective. Our previous Spartans highly recommend this program as hugely beneficial to their understanding of global and political issues.

YORK AFFILIATED PROGRAMS

YORK ST. JOHN UNIVERSITY (YORK, ENGLAND)
Faculty Liaison: Dr. Ilana Krug (ikrug@ycp.edu)

  • York St. John is one of our longest-standing study abroad affiliations, with 124 students participating since 1995. This program allows for a variety of majors including History, Fine Arts, Mass Communications, Criminal Justice, and Business Administration. Priority Consideration for Juniors.

KUFSTEIN UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (KUFSTEIN, AUSTRIA)
Faculty Liaison: Dr. Mary Boldt (mboldt@ycp.edu)

  • Kufstein includes a substantial number of courses taught in English, some of which are pre-approved course equivalencies for York College. There are also opportunities for Hospitality Management students to work with local businesses. We also receive exchange students from Kufstein each fall who are here studying at York.

SOPHIA UNIVERSITY (TOKYO, JAPAN)
Faculty Liaison: Dr. Xiaofei Li (xli@ycp.edu)

  • Sophia offers a wide range of courses in English ranging in areas of Comparative Culture, International Business and Economics, Social Studies, Green Engineering, and Green Science throughout the year as well as an Asian Studies Summer Program. Since 2001, we have had several students participate in spring and summer coming from majors such as Fine Arts, Engineering, and International Relations. We also regularly receive exchange students from Sophia each year whom you may have seen around the York campus.

CENTRO PANAMERICANO DE IDIOMAS (MONTEVERDE, COSTA RICA)
Faculty Liaison: Dr. Gabriel Abudu (gabudu@ycp.edu)

  • CPI is a Spanish Immersion School that offers 3-week or 5-week programs for our students. Set in the beautiful town of Monteverde, students will stay with host families and explore the rich culture of the area through volunteer opportunities and tours of sites such as the Arenal Volcano. CPI offers instruction at all levels for students interested in developing and improving their Spanish language skills and is particularly suited for Spanish majors and minors.

UNIVERSIDAD DEL SAGRADO CORAZON (SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO)
Faculty Liaison: Dr. Gabriel Abudu (gabudu@ycp.edu)

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Sagrado Corazon offers an immersive Spanish Program especially suited for those in Spanish Education. While geared toward Spanish and Spanish Education, there are courses available in English across majors for students who may be interested.

SPRING COURSES (TRAVEL OVER MAY EXTENSION)

EDU376 COMPARATIVE STUDIES IN EDUCATION (LOCATION CHANGES, SPRING, ESTIMATED $3600)

Constellations: Children & the Family –OR– Community

Faculty Leader: Dr. Nicole Hesson (nhesson@ycp.edu)
Offered: Spring, every two years, location changes

  • This course is a field study of educational differences between the United States and chosen location – allowing an in-depth look at other educational systems in the world. We will visit schools (elementary, secondary, and college level) as well as participate cultural activities. Topics will include K-12 education, higher education, education policy, and teacher preparation. Students will investigate the specific social, political, and economic issues that impact each of those topics. You must have a 2.5 GPA and no current judicial sanctions. You must apply for course approval HERE before making your deposit.

HSP365 INTERNATIONAL CUISINE & CULTURE (LOCATION CHANGES, SPRING, ESTIMATED $3800)

Constellations: Diversity –OR–  Globalization

Faculty Leader: Dr. Joseph Scarcelli (jscarcelli@ycp.edu)
Offered: Spring, every year, location changes

  • The cuisine of a nation, region, or people is based in part on geography, trade, history, immigration, and the culture of a population. Students will explore the cuisine and culture of the chosen location and compare that with their own. Students will develop cross-cultural awareness and a deeper understanding of similarities and differences and how that leads to differing norms and expectations when it comes to offering hospitality. You must have a 2.5 GPA and no current judicial sanctions. You must apply for course approval HERE before making your deposit.

PSC202 SUSTAINABILITY: LINKING SCIENCE & SOCIETY (COSTA RICA, SPRING, $1950)

Constellations: Environmental Sustainability –OR– Globalization

Faculty Leaders: Dr. Foy or Dr. Steel ( gfoy@ycp.eduwsteel@ycp.edu)
Offered: Spring, every year

  • The Costa Rica Ecological Field Trip serves as the laboratory component of the three-credit course. Students are able to put climate change and sustainability into context in this diverse and beautiful country, and bring back a new appreciation for how our world is changing and how we can respond to it – for the better. You must have a 2.5 GPA and no current judicial sanctions. You must apply for course approval HERE before making your deposit.

SPM300 INTERNATIONAL SPORT & ENTERTAINMENT (LOCATION CHANGES, SPRING, ESTIMATED $3800)

Constellations: Media & Popular Culture –OR– Leadership & Professional Development

Faculty Leader: Dr. Molly Sauder (msauder@ycp.edu)
Offered: Spring, every two years, location changes

  • International Sport and Entertainment provides an opportunity for students to compare industry management practices cross-culturally and allows an interdisciplinary perspective to understand global sport and entertainment. Topics to be covered include cross-cultural comparisons of sport and entertainment’s historical origins, sociocultural dimensions, management and governance practices, sales and marketing strategies, and fan/attendee behavior. You must have a 2.5 GPA and no current judicial sanctions. You must apply for course approval HERE before making your deposit.

THE310 BRITISH THEATRE: HISTORY & PRACTICE (ENGLAND, SPRING, ESTIMATED $3500)

Constellations: Creativity & the Arts –OR–  Media & Popular Culture

Faculty Leader: Professor Suzanne Delle (sdelle@ycp.edu)
Offered: Spring, every two years

  • The course will delve into the uniqueness of British drama, focusing on important aspects of British theatre from Shakespeare to the playwrights Caryl Churchill & Tom Stoppard, to the devised theatre of the Joint Stock Company, to the British acting style. In addition to seeing theatre performances, students will train with and meet professional artists from world-renowned organizations such as RADA, Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Victoria & Albert Museum. The course will include collaborative projects that evaluate how social and political history affects theatre making beyond America. You must have a 2.5 GPA and no current judicial sanctions. You must apply for course approval HERE before making your deposit. 

SUMMER COURSES

G348/349 CULTURES & ENVIRONMENTS (LOCATION CHANGES, SUMMER, ESTIMATED $3900)

Constellations: Globalization

Faculty Leader: Dr. David Fyfe (dfyfe@ycp.edu)
Offered: Summer, every year, location changes

  • This course will be a field study course on the human and physical geographies of the chosen location. The class will focus on the physical geographies and history of the region, their relationship with America, and the diverse natural landscapes of the country.  Other topics to be covered include globalization, sustainable tourism (and our role as visitors), and cultural and historical geographies. You must have a 2.5 GPA and no current judicial sanctions. You must apply for course approval HERE before making your deposit.

FALL COURSES (TRAVEL OVER DECEMBER/JANUARY BREAK)

G241/242 INTERNATIONAL SERVICE LEARNING (INDIA, FALL & SPRING, ESTIMATED $3650)

Constellations: Health & Wellness –OR– Children & the Family

Faculty Leader: Dr. David Fyfe (dfyfe@ycp.edu)
Offered: Both Fall & Spring courses required, every two years

  • These courses integrate academic perspectives on how to make a positive difference in a globalizing world. Students will work with the orphanage of HOINA (www.hoina.org), a haven for handicapped, abandoned, orphaned, abused, and destitute children in southern India. The courses focus on understanding contemporary perspectives on globalization, poverty and development, and the history of India in an international context. You must have a 2.5 GPA and no current judicial sanctions. You must apply for course approval HERE before making your deposit.

IA310 NATO CONTEMPORARY SECURITY ISSUES (BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, GERMANY, LUXEMBOURG, FALL, ESTIMATED $3990)

Faculty Leader: Dr. John Weaver (jweaver10@ycp.edu)
Offered: Fall, every two years

  • Converted to a for credit experience. The program offers strategic briefings and an in-depth look at intelligence analysis by meeting officials at not only NATO and their Support and Procurement Agency, but at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), the Allied Joint Force Command Headquarters, and Geilenkirchen Airbase. The course will include opportunities to publish findings and present during your travel. You must have a 2.5 GPA and no current judicial sanctions. You must apply for course approval HERE before making your deposit.

PSC202 SUSTAINABILITY: LINKING SCIENCE & SOCIETY (COSTA RICA, FALL, $1950)

Constellations: Environmental Sustainability –OR– Globalization

Faculty Leaders: Dr. Foy or Dr. Steel ( gfoy@ycp.eduwsteel@ycp.edu)
Offered: Fall, every year

  • The Costa Rica Ecological Field Trip serves as the laboratory component of the three-credit course. Students are able to put climate change and sustainability into context in this diverse and beautiful country, and bring back a new appreciation for how our world is changing and how we can respond to it – for the better. You must have a 2.5 GPA and no current judicial sanctions. You must apply for course approval HERE before making your deposit.

DELEGATE OPPORTUNITIES (NOT FOR CREDIT)

WORLD PERFORMANCE (CZECH REPUBLIC & HUNGARY, SUMMER, $3200)

Faculty Leader: Dr. Grace Muzzo (gmuzzo@ycp.edu)
Offered: Summer, every two years (evens), location changes

  • Every other year, our choral singers will have an international performance opportunity that allows students not only to perform, but also to attend the music festivals and visit other cultural sites. Although this is a non-credit study abroad opportunity, students are expected to enroll in Chorale here at York to take part in rehearsals for the performance. Our inaugural program went to Ireland for the Limerick Sings Choral Festival.

UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES (GLASGOW, FALL)

Faculty Leaders: Dr. Foy or Dr. Steel ( gfoy@ycp.eduwsteel@ycp.edu)
Offered: Fall, every year, location changes

  • Each year, York College sends one student with our faculty to the UN Climate Change Conference. The student is usually drawn from Chemistry or Forensic Chemistry majors. Students have attended the past conferences including: Cancun, Durban, Doha, Warsaw, Lima, Paris, Marrakesh, Bonn, and Katowice.