A photo taken by student JonAnthony Dangler shows a canal lined with residential buildings in Spain.

Find a Program

York College Study Abroad offers a wide variety of short-term and semester-long opportunities. Wherever you're interested in traveling, and whatever your major or area of academic interest, traveling across the globe is within your reach. 

While the experiences highlighted below are all available for York College students, they are not your only options. If you find a different academically accredited study abroad program that interests you, our office is happy to provide guidance as you study and travel with your program of choice.

Jack Korver stands in front of a huge lion statue in Italy, with a magnificent gothic architecture cathedral in the background.
Jack Korver '21 during a Study Abroad trip to Italy.

Available Study Abroad Opportunities

  • Faculty-Led Programs (Short-Term)

    Faculty-Led Short-Term Programs

    Each year, YCP faculty offer short-term study abroad trips to different destinations around the world. 3-credit courses with a study abroad component that have been approved as high impact practice and innovation (HIPI) courses may count in any Constellation in the GenNext curriculum, depending on a student’s major. Students should consult with their academic advisor to make the determination if the course can count for their Constellation. Contact faculty trip-leaders for more information and program costs.

    Note: Students and faculty traveling with College study abroad programs are required to be up-to-date on COVID vaccinations and boosters according to CDC guidelines and must submit proof to the Health Center at least two weeks prior to departure by emailing photos of their vaccination card to healthcenter@ycp.edu.

    Available Programs

    • Poland | Community Nursing in Poland
      Term(s) Offered: May 2023
      Faculty Trip Leader: Dr. Klaudia Lewis

      Join the York College nursing program on a 9-day trip to Poland.  Students will attend a conference on interdisciplinary approaches toward chronic patients, participate in a three-day community clinical experience, visit local hospitals while collaborating with Polish nursing students, and spend a weekend sight-seeting in Wloclawek, Warsaw, and Torun.  This program is for students intending to take Community Health Nursing (NUR 448) in Fall '23 or those currently enrolled in NUR 456.  Open to other nursing students as space allows. (Not for credit)

    • Costa Rica | Sustainability: Linking Science and Society (PSC 202)
      Term(s) Offered: January Intersession Term
      Faculty Trip Leader: Dr. Greg Foy

      This course focuses on the issues of climate change and sustainability and how science applies to them.  We use basic science principles to investigate the earth’s atmosphere, water supply and water cycle, and energy production which are all directly connected to our changing climate. Acknowledging that a finite set of resources exists for society, we also explore concepts of sustainability and the societal impacts of climate change from multiple perspectives including business, healthcare, and policies. Place-based learning in Costa Rica serves as a natural laboratory for investigation of impacts, adaptation, and vulnerabilities linked to climate change.  Sustainability is observed first-hand in the context of initiatives and actions by the Costa Rican government and civil society. (3 credit hours - HIPI approved)

    • India | International Service Learning: Making a Difference in Making a Difference in a Globalizing World (G 241 & G 242)
      Term(s) Offered: Fall (1 cr.) and Spring (2 cr.) classes with January travel
      Faculty Trip Leader: Dr. Dave Fyfe

      This two-course sequence integrates academic perspectives on how to make a positive difference in a globalizing world with the experience of doing local and international service work. The objective of this experience is to understand contemporary perspectives on globalization, development, and social change in an international context. The fall course (1 credit) will prepare students to travel to an international destination. The spring course (2 credits) will help students think critically about their travel experiences and analyze how individuals or groups can make positive differences in an increasingly globalized world. (3 credit hours total - HIPI approved)

    • London and Paris | International Sport & Entertainment (SPM 300)
      Term(s) Offered: Spring class and May travel
      Faculty Trip Leader: Dr. Molly Sauder

      Sport and entertainment are international industries. This class provides an opportunity for students to compare management practices in sport and entertainment cross-culturally. Further, it allows for an interdisciplinary perspective in understanding global sport and entertainment. Sample topics 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. (3 credit hours - HIPI approved)

    • Portugal | International Cuisine and Culture (HSP 365)
      Term(s) Offered: Spring 2023 class with May travel
      Faculty Trip Leader: Dr. Joseph Scarcelli

      The cuisine of a nation, region, or people is based in part on geography, trade, history, immigration, and the culture of a population. Cuisine, then, aids in defining a culture. This class gives the student the opportunity to learn and understand the cuisine and culture of a specific nation or region, and to compare that with their own.  Students will develop cross-cultural awareness and a deeper understanding of similarities and differences between other cultures and their own, and how that leads to differing norms and expectations when it comes to offering hospitality. A cross-cultural competence is necessary for success after graduation in many majors across the curriculum, and is particularly important in the hospitality industry. (3 credit hours - HIPI approved)

    • Bolivia | Cultures and Environments: Field Series (G 348)
      Term(s) Offered: Summer
      Faculty Liaison: Dr. Dave Fyfe

      This course is a field study of the human and physical geographies of Bolivia. Topics to be covered include globalization, sustainable tourism, cultural, political and historical geographies, architecture, economic development, climate, landforms, topography, and environmental conservation. (3 credit hours - HIPI approved)

    • Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary | Making Music from Prague to Budapest
      Term(s) Offered: Summer 2023
      Faculty Liaison: Dr. Grace Muzzo

      Join the York College Winds and Voices on an eight-day musical journey to the lands of Dvorak, Mozart and Bartok! Travel to some of the most beautiful cities in Europe as we explore, perform and engage with the wonderful people of the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni welcome! (Not for credit)
  • Direct Exchange Programs (Semester-Long)

    Direct Exchange Programs

    YCP has direct exchange programs with the following universities, during the semesters listed with each program. Because international universities have different academic calendars than U.S. institutions, we have chosen the semesters for study that integrate best with the YCP academic calendar. 
    Direct exchange programs are partnerships that allow universities and colleges to exchange students between institutions for a semester or for an entire academic year. Students pay tuition to YCP and housing to the host university. They also pay their own travel costs.  Interested students may contact the Study Abroad Center or a faculty liaison for more information about a program.

    Available Programs

    • Kufstein, Austria | Kufstein Technical University
      Liaison: Dr. Mary Boldt
      Minimum GPA: 2.8

      Kufstein includes a substantial number of courses taught in English for their International Program, some of which are pre-approved course equivalencies for York College. The university has strong offerings in business, technology, tourism and German and Austrian culture. We also receive exchange students from Kufstein each fall who are here studying at YCP.

    • Tokyo, Japan | Sophia University
      Liaison: Dr. Xiaofei (Sarah) Li
      Minimum GPA: 3.0

      Sophia offers a wide range of course 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 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 YCP campus.

    • San Juan, Puerto Rico | Universidad del Sagrado Corazón
      Liaison: Dr. Gabriel Abudu
      Minimum GPA: 2.8

      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 in the wide range of innovative classes at Sagrado. Requirements: Spanish Language Intensive.
  • Integrated Semester and Affiliate Programs (Semester-Long)

    Integrated Semester and Affiliate Programs (Semester-Long)

    YCP also partners with several international institutions and study abroad organizations that offer semester programs across the globe. These programs can be approved for YCP credit for major, minor, or elective requirements.
     
    Students can use federal and state financial aid toward these programs and are responsible for all travel costs. Tuition and housing are paid directly to the institution or organization. Interested students should contact the Study Abroad Center or a faculty liaison for more information about a program.

    Available Programs

    • Dubrovnik, Croatia University of Dubrovnik
      Majors/Programs: Business, Economics, Communications, STEM Studies
      Term(s) Offered: Fall or Spring
      Application Deadline: January 1 or September 1
      Minimum GPA: 2.5
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      Study for a semester in beautiful Croatia at the University of Dubrovnik! Enroll in classes conducted in English spanning business, economics, engineering, marine science, nursing, and much more. The University of Dubrovnik is very affordable and has a strong history of welcoming international students. It offers exciting opportunities to engage in activities and clubs for a truly authentic Croatian campus experience.  Experience life in one of the world's most spectacular medieval walled cities and explore all that Croatia has to offer. This program is offered through API.

    • York, England | York St. John University
      Majors/Programs: Coursework in many disciplines
      Term(s) Offered: Fall
      Application Deadline: November 15
      Minimum GPA: 2.8
      Liaison: Dr. Ilana Krug

      York St John University is YCP's oldest study abroad partnership.  It is located a block and a half from the center of York, England, with easy access to the city's prime historical and cultural highlights from many eras. York has been a center of English politics, society and culture for thousands of years, and York St John University students are able to enjoy all that the city has to offer.  This program allows for a variety of majors including History, Fine Arts, Mass Communications, Criminal Justice, and Business Administration.

    • Paris, France | American Business School of Paris
      Majors/Programs: Graham School of Business
      Term(s) Offered: Fall or Spring
      Application Deadline: Last Friday in October or February
      Minimum GPA: 2.8
      Liaison: Dr. Molly Sauder

      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 that come with being in the heart of Paris. 

    • Paris, France | CEA Paris Center
      Majors/Programs: Civil or Mechanical Engineering
      Term(s) Offered: Fall
      Application Deadline: March
      Minimum GPA: 2.5
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      Designed with a set of pre-approved courses, CEA Paris Center offers an international experience that fits seamlessly with the York College Engineering curriculum. Organized through CEA, the site offers a great look at the art and architecture of Paris as well as excursions to Germany and other parts of France.

    • Dingle, Ireland | Sacred Heart University - Dingle
      Majors/Programs: Coursework in many disciplines
      Term(s) Offered: Fall or Spring
      Application Deadline: Early March or Early October
      Minimum GPA: 2.8
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      Using Dingle as the campus classroom, students live the Irish experience through hands-on seminars and field trips led by accomplished scholars and local experts. All courses feature active engagement and immersion – both in and out of the classroom. Courses are offered in a wide range of disciplines and majors. 

    • Florence, Italy | Florence University of the Arts
      Majors/Programs: Hospitality Management
      Term(s) Offered: Fall or Spring
      Application Deadline: Late June or Late October
      Minimum GPA: 2.75
      Liaison: Dr. Fred Becker or Dr. Joseph Scarcelli

      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 an immersion in the Tuscan region, the arts, and of course easy access to other parts of Italy.

    • Milan, Italy | Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
      Majors/Programs: Graphic Design
      Term(s) Offered: Spring
      Application Deadline: Mid-October
      Minimum GPA: 2.5
      Liaison: Prof. Melanie Rodgers, MFA

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

    • Barcelona, Spain | CETT: Tourism, Hospitality, and Gastronomy
      Majors/Programs: Civil or Mechanical Engineering
      Term(s) Offered: Fall or Spring
      Application Deadline: Late June or Late October
      Minimum GPA: 2.75
      Liaison: Dr. Fred Becker or Dr. Joseph Scarcelli

      Designed with a set of pre-approved courses as one of two options, CETT: Tourism, Hospitality, and Gastronomy specializes in jospitality and has a fantastic global viewpoint of the industry from the breathtaking setting of Barcelona. SAI facilitates the program to ensure students really explore the unique architecture and history of Spain.

    • Chiang Mai, Thailand | Chiang Mai University
      Majors/Programs: Intelligence Analysis, International Relations, Political Science
      Term(s) Offered: Fall or Spring
      Application Deadline: Late February or Late October
      Minimum GPA: 2.5
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      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, this program 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. (Program in partnership with University Studies Abroad Consortium)
  • Provider Programs

    Provider Programs

    YCP also partners with several third-party study abroad organizations to offer a wide range of study abroad programs around the globe. These programs require that students take initiative and work closely with the Study Abroad Center and their academic advisors to find a program and coursework that works well with their YCP academic requirements.

    They are a good fit for students who want to study abroad with students from other colleges and universities all over the United States. Third-party study abroad organizations provide support during the application process and have on-site staff to support students when abroad. Students can use federal and state financial aid toward these programs and are responsible for all travel costs.  Tuition and housing are paid directly to the institution or organization. Students are responsible for all travel costs.

    Available Programs

    • AIFS Abroad
      With more than 50 years of experience, AIFS offers a wide range of unique programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and the Americas. Most AIFS campuses offer courses in English or in foreign languages from beginner to advanced levels.

    • API: Academic Programs International
      API offers a full portfolio of study abroad and experiential learning programs in nearly 50 cities in 22 countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the South Pacific.  API highlights their low cost programs on their "Get Going for Less" webpage.

    • CEA Study Abroad
      CEA Study Abroad brings high-quality international academic programs and services to students. They offer programs in 13 countries and also have study centers in major cities with partnerships with international universities.

    • CIEE: Council On International Educational Exchange
      A nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization, CIEE has been offering study abroad programs around the globe to advance peace by building bridges of mutual understanding between different people, different countries, and different cultures.

    • ISA: International Studies Abroad
      ISA offer high-quality education abroad programming in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific, providing a range of study abroad, internship abroad and service-learning opportunities.

    • SAI
      SAI provides academic, living, social and cultural experiences in Italy, France and Spain that allow students to enjoy their time abroad, while nurturing their talents and challenging their minds. SAI students experience a blended educational and cultural environment that stresses academic integrity, high impact learning, leadership development and global awareness.

    • TEAN: The Education Abroad Network
      The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) is a full-service international education provider specializing in immersive study and internship programs throughout Asia Pacific, including New Zealand and Australia, that provide unforgettable experiences and unbeatable value.
  • Summer and January Intersession Programs

    Summer and January Intersession Programs

    In addition to our faculty-led study abroad programs, YCP also partners with several study abroad organizations that offer international summer and January intersession programs that can be approved for YCP credit for major, minor, or elective requirements.

    Summer and intersession programs are a good fit for students who may not have the flexibility in their schedules to study abroad for an entire semester. Students should first check with their advisors and the Study Abroad Center before signing up for any international coursework for which they intend to transfer credits to YCP. 

    Students can use federal and state financial aid toward these programs. Tuition and housing are paid directly to the program or university. Students are responsible for all travel costs.

    Available Programs

    • Dingle, Ireland | Sacred Heart University
      Technology Trends in Tourism - Immersive Ireland
      Term(s) Offered: May
      Application Deadline: January 25

      Minimum GPA: 2.8
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      Heritage tourism offers experiences that involve visiting and engaging with places, artifacts, activities, and cultures. Dingle, Ireland (in Irish - Daingean Uí Chúis), over 6000 years old, is a prime location for heritage tourism. By integrating history and culture with cutting-edge technology in immersive environments, we can both preserve heritage and enrich the visitor experience and engagement with history. This course explores the potential for emerging technology such as artificial intelligence, robots, Internet of Things, and augmented/virtual reality to create immersive, memorable, tourism experiences.  Course is offered by SHU Dingle but taught by YCP professor Dr. Tamara Schwartz(3 credit hours - HIPI approved; SHU credits transfer to YPC as CYB 380 Special Topics in Cybersecurity) 

    • Dingle, Ireland | Sacred Heart University - Dingle
      Majors/Programs: Coursework in many disciplines
      Term(s) Offered: January Intersession or Summer
      Application Deadline: Early February or Mid-September

      Minimum GPA: 2.8
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      Using Dingle as the campus classroom, students live the Irish experience through hands-on seminars and field trips led by accomplished scholars and local experts. All courses feature active engagement and immersion – both in and out of the classroom. Courses are offered in a wide range of disciplines and majors. 

    • Monteverde, Costa Rica | Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI)
      Majors/Programs: Spanish, Spanish Education
      Term(s) Offered: Summer
      Application Deadline: Early March

      Minimum GPA: 2.5
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      CPI is a Spanish Immersion School that offers 3-week or 5-week programs for 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.

    • Belize | Center for Engaged Learning Abroad (CELA) Belize
      Majors/Programs: Nursing, Ecology, Animal Science
      Term(s) Offered: January Intersession or Summer
      Application Deadline: October and March

      Minimum GPA: 2.5
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      CELA offers short term academically challenging and transformative pre-health study abroad experiences.  All courses in Belize are based on fieldwork and community engaged learning experiences.  Some of the programs offered such as Global Perspectives in Nursing have direct YCP course equivalents (NUR385 Comparative Health). 

    Program Providers (Summer)

    We also support students who wish to find a summer program offered by one of the following affiliate study abroad providers or by another college or university. 

    • AIFS Abroad
      With more than 50 years of experience, AIFS offers a wide range of unique programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and the Americas. Most AIFS campuses offer courses in English or in foreign languages from beginner to advanced levels.

    • API: Academic Programs International
      API offers a full portfolio of study abroad and experiential learning programs in nearly 50 cities in 22 countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the South Pacific.  API highlights their low cost programs on their "Get Going for Less" webpage.

    • CEA Study Abroad
      CEA Study Abroad brings high-quality international academic programs and services to students. They offer programs in 13 countries and also have study centers in major cities with partnerships with international universities.

    • CIEE: Council On International Educational Exchange
      A nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization, CIEE has been offering study abroad programs around the globe to advance peace by building bridges of mutual understanding between different people, different countries, and different cultures.

    • ISA: International Studies Abroad
      ISA offer high-quality education abroad programming in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific, providing a range of study abroad, internship abroad and service-learning opportunities.

    • SAI
      SAI provides academic, living, social and cultural experiences in Italy, France and Spain that allow students to enjoy their time abroad, while nurturing their talents and challenging their minds. SAI students experience a blended educational and cultural environment that stresses academic integrity, high impact learning, leadership development and global awareness.

    • TEAN: The Education Abroad Network
      The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) is a full-service international education provider specializing in immersive study and internship programs throughout Asia Pacific, including New Zealand and Australia, that provide unforgettable experiences and unbeatable value.
  • Study Abroad Internship Opportunities

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Dubai International Practical Experience Program
    Majors/Programs: Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management
    Term(s) Offered: January Intersession

    Application Deadline: Mid-September
    Minimum GPA: 2.75
    Liaison: Dr. Fred Becker

    The Dubai program is an international work experience in the United Arab Emirates. Students will travel during the winter intersession term and work for four weeks in restaurants and hospitality operations owned by a York College alumnus. Dubai is a world-class travel destination with new and interesting hotels, restaurants, resorts, and amusements. Students will work with an international staff, providing guests with unique and exciting experiences. Business in the hospitality and tourism industry in Dubai is conducted primarily in English, making communication with staff and guests easy. Students will work 35 – 40 hours per week with two days off. They will have a supervisor who will provide them with daily work assignments and work instructions.

    Greece | Cerca Abroad
    Majors/Programs: Internships in many disciplines
    Term(s) Offered: Any

    Application Deadline: Mid-September
    Minimum GPA: 2.5 GPA
    Liaison: Study Abroad Center

    Cerca Abroad offers in-person internships in Greece in Pre-Health, Ecology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Engineering, and Arts and Culture. Internships are located in various cities throughout Greece and all work is conducted in English. The internships range from two to four weeks and offer an immersive professional experience while engaging with a new culture.

    Program Providers

Programs by Academic Area

Find a Study Abroad experience tailor-made for your major, minor, or academic interests.
  • Graham School of Business

    Graham School of Business

    • Dubrovnik, Croatia | University of Dubrovnik
      Majors/Programs: Business, Economics, Communications, STEM Studies
      Program Type: Semester 
      Term(s) Offered: Fall or Spring
      Application Deadline: January 1 or September 1
      Minimum GPA: 2.5
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      Study for a semester in beautiful Croatia at the University of Dubrovnik! Enroll in classes conducted in English spanning business, economics, engineering, marine science, nursing, and much more. The University of Dubrovnik is very affordable and has a strong history of welcoming international students. It offers exciting opportunities to engage in activities and clubs for a truly authentic Croatian campus experience.  Experience life in one of the world's most spectacular medieval walled cities and explore all that Croatia has to offer. This program is offered through API.

    • Dingle, Ireland | Sacred Heart University
      Technology Trends in Tourism - Immersive Ireland

      Term(s) Offered: May
      Application Deadline: January 25
      Minimum GPA: 2.8
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      Heritage tourism offers experiences that involve visiting and engaging with places, artifacts, activities, and cultures. Dingle, Ireland (in Irish - Daingean Uí Chúis), over 6000 years old, is a prime location for heritage tourism. By integrating history and culture with cutting-edge technology in immersive environments, we can both preserve heritage and enrich the visitor experience and engagement with history. This course explores the potential for emerging technology such as artificial intelligence, robots, Internet of Things, and augmented/virtual reality to create immersive, memorable, tourism experiences.  Course is offered by SHU Dingle but taught by YCP professor Dr. Tamara Schwartz. (3 credit hours - HIPI approved; SHU credits transfer to YPC as CYB 380 Special Topics in Cybersecurity)

    • London and Paris | International Sport & Entertainment (SPM 300)
      Term(s) Offered: Spring 2023 class and May travel
      Program Type: Faculty-Led Short Term
      Faculty Trip Leader: Dr. Molly Sauder

      Sport and entertainment are international industries. This class provides an opportunity for students to compare management practices in sport and entertainment cross-culturally. Further, it allows for an interdisciplinary perspective in understanding global sport and entertainment. Sample topics 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. (3 credit hours - HIPI approved)

    • Portugal | International Cuisine and Culture (HSP 365)
      Term(s) Offered: Spring class with May travel
      Program Type: Faculty-Led Short Term
      Faculty Trip Leader: Dr. Joseph Scarcelli


      The cuisine of a nation, region, or people is based in part on geography, trade, history, immigration, and the culture of a population. Cuisine, then, aids in defining a culture. This class gives the student the opportunity to learn and understand the cuisine and culture of a specific nation or region, and to compare that with their own. Students will develop cross-cultural awareness and a deeper understanding of similarities and differences between other cultures and their own, and how that leads to differing norms and expectations when it comes to offering hospitality. A cross-cultural competence is necessary for success after graduation in many majors across the curriculum, and is particularly important in the hospitality industry. (3 credit hours - HIPI approved)

    • Kufstein, Austria | Kufstein Technical University
      Program Type: Semester Exchange
      Liaison: Dr. Mary Boldt
      Minimum GPA: 2.8

      Kufstein includes a substantial number of courses taught in English for their International Program, some of which are pre-approved course equivalencies for York College. The university has strong offerings in business, technology, tourism and German and Austrian culture. We also receive exchange students from Kufstein each fall who are here studying at YCP.

    • Tokyo, Japan | Sophia University
      Program Type: Semester Exchange
      Liaison: Dr. Xiaofei (Sarah) Li
      Minimum GPA: 3.0

      Sophia offers a wide range of course 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 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 YCP campus.

    • York, England | York St. John University
      Majors/Programs: Coursework in many disciplines
      Program Type: Semester
      Term(s) Offered: Fall
      Application Deadline: November 15
      Minimum GPA: 2.8 
      Liaison: Dr. Ilana Krug


      York St John University is YCP's oldest study abroad partnership.  It is located a block and a half from the center of York, England, with easy access to the city's prime historical and cultural highlights from many eras. York has been a center of English politics, society and culture for thousands of years, and York St John University students are able to enjoy all that the city has to offer.  This program allows for a variety of majors including History, Fine Arts, Mass Communications, Criminal Justice, and Business Administration.

    • Paris, France | American Business School of Paris
      Majors/Programs: Graham School of Business
      Program Type: Semester
      Term(s) Offered: Fall or Spring
      Application Deadline: Last Friday in October or February

      Minimum GPA: 2.8
      Liaison: Dr. Molly Sauder

      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 that come with being in the heart of Paris.

    • Dingle, Ireland | Sacred Heart University in Dingle
      Program Type(s): Semester, Summer, January Intersession
      Majors/Programs: Coursework in many disciplines

      Term(s) Offered: Fall or Spring
      Application Deadline: Early March or Early October
      Minimum GPA: 2.8
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      Using Dingle as the campus classroom, students live the Irish experience through hands-on seminars and field trips led by accomplished scholars and local experts. All courses feature active engagement and immersion – both in and out of the classroom. Courses are offered in a wide range of disciplines and majors.

    • Barcelona, Spain | CETT: Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy
      Program Type: Semester
      Term(s) Offered: Fall or Spring
      Application Deadline: Late June or Late October

      Minimum GPA: 2.75
      Liaison: Dr. Fred Becker or Dr. Joseph Scarcelli

      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 breathtaking setting of Barcelona. SAI facilitates the program to ensure students really explore the unique architecture and history of Spain.

    • Florence, Italy | Florence University of the Arts
      Majors/Programs: Hospitality Management
      Program Type: Semester
      Term(s) Offered: Fall or Spring

      Application Deadline: Late June or Late October
      Minimum GPA: 2.75
      Liaison: Dr. Fred Becker or Dr. Joseph Scarcelli

      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 an immersion in the Tuscan region, the arts, and of course easy access to other parts of Italy.

    • Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Dubai International Practical Experience Program
      Majors/Programs: Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management
      Program Type: Internship
      Term(s) Offered: January Intersession

      Application Deadline: Mid-September
      Minimum GPA: 2.75
      Liaison: Dr. Fred Becker

      The Dubai program is an international work experience in the United Arab Emirates. Students will travel during the winter intersession term and work for four weeks in restaurants and hospitality operations owned by a York College alumnus. Dubai is a world-class travel destination with new and interesting hotels, restaurants, resorts, and amusements. Students will work with an international staff, providing guests with unique and exciting experiences. Business in the hospitality and tourism industry in Dubai is conducted primarily in English, making communication with staff and guests easy. Students will work 35 – 40 hours per week with two days off. They will have a supervisor who will provide them with daily work assignments and work instructions.
  • School of Behavioral Sciences and Education

    School of Behavioral Sciences and Education

    • Kufstein, Austria | Kufstein Technical University
      Program Type: Semester Exchange
      Minimum GPA: 2.8
      Liaison: Dr. Mary Boldt

      Kufstein includes a substantial number of courses taught in English for their International Program, some of which are pre-approved course equivalencies for York College. The university has strong offerings in business, technology, tourism and German and Austrian culture. We also receive exchange students from Kufstein each fall who are here studying at YCP.

    • Tokyo, Japan | Sophia University
      Program Type: Semester Exchange
      Minimum GPA: 3.0
      Liaison: Dr. Xiaofei (Sarah) Li

      Sophia offers a wide range of course 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 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 YCP campus. 

    • San Juan, Puerto Rico | Universidad del Sagrado Corázon
      Program Type: Semester Exchange
      Minimum GPA: 2.8

      Liaison:
      Dr. Gabriel Abudu

      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 in the wide range of innovative classes at Sagrado. Requirements: Spanish Language Intensive.

    • York, England | York St. John University
      Program Type: Semester
      Term(s) Offered: Fall
      Application Deadline: November 15
      Minimum GPA: 2.8 
      Liaison: Dr. Ilana Krug


      York St John University is YCP's oldest study abroad partnership.  It is located a block and a half from the center of York, England, with easy access to the city's prime historical and cultural highlights from many eras. York has been a center of English politics, society and culture for thousands of years, and York St John University students are able to enjoy all that the city has to offer.  This program allows for a variety of majors including History, Fine Arts, Mass Communications, Criminal Justice, and Business Administration.
    • Dingle, Ireland | Sacred Heart University - Dingle
      Program Type(s): Semester, Summer, January Intersession
      Term(s) Offered: Fall or Spring
      Application Deadline: Early March or Early October
      Minimum GPA: 2.8
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      Using Dingle as the campus classroom, students live the Irish experience through hands-on seminars and field trips led by accomplished scholars and local experts. All courses feature active engagement and immersion – both in and out of the classroom. Courses are offered in a wide range of disciplines and majors.

    • Greece | Cerca Abroad
      Program Type: Internship
      Term(s) Offered: January Intersession

      Application Deadline: Mid-September
      Minimum GPA: 2.5 GPA
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      Cerca Abroad offers in-person internships in Greece in Pre-Health, Ecology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Engineering, and Arts and Culture. Internships are located in various cities throughout Greece and all work is conducted in English.  The internships range from two to four weeks and offer an immersive professional experience while engaging with a new culture.
  • School of the Arts, Communication and Global Studies

    School of the Arts, Communication and Global Studies

    • India | International Service Learning: Making a Difference in Making a Difference in a Globalizing World (G 241 & G 242)
      Term(s) Offered: Fall (1 cr.) and Spring (2 cr.) classes with January travel
      Program Type: Faculty-Led Short Term
      Faculty Trip Leader: Dr. Dave Fyfe

      This two-course sequence integrates academic perspectives on how to make a positive difference in a globalizing world with the experience of doing local and international service work. The objective of this experience is to understand contemporary perspectives on globalization, development, and social change in an international context. The fall course (1 credit) will prepare students to travel to an international destination. The spring course (2 credits) will help students think critically about their travel experiences and analyze how individuals or groups can make positive differences in an increasingly globalized world. (3 credit hours total - HIPI approved)

    • Bolivia | Cultures and Environments: Field Series (G 348)
      Term(s) Offered: Summer
      Program Type: Faculty-Led Short Term

      Faculty Liaison: Dr. Dave Fyfe

      This course is a field study of the human and physical geographies of Bolivia. Topics to be covered include globalization, sustainable tourism, cultural, political and historical geographies, architecture, economic development, climate, landforms, topography, and environmental conservation. (3 credit hours - HIPI approved)

    • Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary | Making Music from Prague to Budapest
      Term(s) Offered: Summer 2023
      Program Type: Faculty-Led Short Term

      Faculty Liaison: Dr. Grace Muzzo

      Join the York College Winds and Voices on an eight-day musical journey to the lands of Dvorak, Mozart and Bartok! Travel to some of the most beautiful cities in Europe as we explore, perform and engage with the wonderful people of the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni welcome! (Not for credit)

    • Kufstein, Austria | Kufstein Technical University
      Program Type: Semester Exchange
      Liaison: Dr. Mary Boldt
      Minimum GPA: 2.8

      Kufstein includes a substantial number of courses taught in English for their International Program, some of which are pre-approved course equivalencies for York College. The university has strong offerings in business, technology, tourism and German and Austrian culture. We also receive exchange students from Kufstein each fall who are here studying at YCP.

    • Tokyo, Japan | Sophia University
      Program Type: Semester Exchange
      Liaison: Dr. Xiaofei (Sarah) Li
      Minimum GPA: 3.0

      Sophia offers a wide range of course 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 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 YCP campus.

    • San Juan, Puerto Rico | Universidad del Sagrado Corázon
      Program Type: Semester Exchange
      Minimum GPA: 2.8
      Liaison: Dr. Gabriel Abudu

      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 in the wide range of innovative classes at Sagrado. Requirements: Spanish Language Intensive.

    • York, England | York St. John University
      Program Type: Semester
      Term(s) Offered: Fall
      Application Deadline: November 15
      Minimum GPA: 2.8 
      Liaison: Dr. Ilana Krug


      York St John University is YCP's oldest study abroad partnership.  It is located a block and a half from the center of York, England, with easy access to the city's prime historical and cultural highlights from many eras. York has been a center of English politics, society and culture for thousands of years, and York St John University students are able to enjoy all that the city has to offer.  This program allows for a variety of majors including History, Fine Arts, Mass Communications, Criminal Justice, and Business Administration.

    • Dingle, Ireland | Sacred Heart University - Dingle
      Majors/Programs: Coursework in many disciplines
      Term(s) Offered: Fall or Spring
      Application Deadline: Early March or Early October
      Minimum GPA: 2.8
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      Using Dingle as the campus classroom, students live the Irish experience through hands-on seminars and field trips led by accomplished scholars and local experts. All courses feature active engagement and immersion – both in and out of the classroom. Courses are offered in a wide range of disciplines and majors.

    • Milan, Italy | Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
      Program Type: Semester
      Term(s) Offered: Spring
      Application Deadline: Mid-October
      Minimum GPA: 2.5
      Liaison: Prof. Melanie Rodgers, MFA

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

    • Chiang Mai, Thailand | Chiang Mai University
      Program Type: Semester
      Term(s) Offered: Fall or Spring
      Application Deadline: Late February or Late October
      Minimum GPA: 2.5
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      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, this program 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. (Program in partnership with University Studies Abroad Consortium)

    • Monteverde, Costa Rica | Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI)
      Term(s) Offered: Summer
      Application Deadline: Early March

      Minimum GPA: 2.5
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      CPI is a Spanish Immersion School that offers 3-week or 5-week programs for 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.

    • Greece | Cerca Abroad
      Program Type: Internship
      Term(s) Offered: January Intersession

      Application Deadline: Mid-September
      Minimum GPA: 2.5 GPA
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      Cerca Abroad offers in-person internships in Greece in Pre-Health, Ecology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Engineering, and Arts and Culture. Internships are located in various cities throughout Greece and all work is conducted in English.  The internships range from two to four weeks and offer an immersive professional experience while engaging with a new culture.
  • Myers School of Nursing and Health Sciences

    Donald E. and Lois J. Myers School of Nursing and Health Sciences

    • Poland | Community Nursing in Poland
      Term(s) Offered: May 2023
      Program Type: Faculty-Led Short Term
      Faculty Trip Leader: Dr. Klaudia Lewis

      Join the York College nursing program on a 9-day trip to Poland.  Students will attend a conference on interdisciplinary approaches toward chronic patients, participate in a three-day community clinical experience, visit local hospitals while collaborating with Polish nursing students, and spend a weekend sight-seeting in Wloclawek, Warsaw, and Torun.  This program is for students intending to take Community Health Nursing (NUR 448) in Fall '23 or those currently enrolled in NUR 456.  Open to other nursing students as space allows. (Not for credit)

    • Dubrovnik, Croatia | University of Dubrovnik
      Majors/Programs: Business, Economics, Communications, STEM Studies
      Program Type: Semester 
      Term(s) Offered: Fall or Spring
      Application Deadline: January 1 or September 1
      Minimum GPA: 2.5
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      Study for a semester in beautiful Croatia at the University of Dubrovnik! Enroll in classes conducted in English spanning business, economics, engineering, marine science, nursing, and much more. The University of Dubrovnik is very affordable and has a strong history of welcoming international students. It offers exciting opportunities to engage in activities and clubs for a truly authentic Croatian campus experience.  Experience life in one of the world's most spectacular medieval walled cities and explore all that Croatia has to offer. This program is offered through API.

    • Tokyo, Japan | Sophia University
      Program Type: Semester Exchange
      Liaison: Dr. Xiaofei (Sarah) Li
      Minimum GPA: 3.0

      Sophia offers a wide range of course 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 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 YCP campus.

    • Kufstein, Austria | Kufstein Technical University
      Program Type: Semester Exchange
      Liaison: Dr. Mary Boldt
      Minimum GPA: 2.8

      Kufstein includes a substantial number of courses taught in English for their International Program, some of which are pre-approved course equivalencies for York College. The university has strong offerings in business, technology, tourism and German and Austrian culture. We also receive exchange students from Kufstein each fall who are here studying at YCP.

    • York, England | York St. John University
      Program Type: Semester
      Term(s) Offered: Fall
      Application Deadline: November 15
      Minimum GPA: 2.8 
      Liaison: Dr. Ilana Krug


      York St John University is YCP's oldest study abroad partnership.  It is located a block and a half from the center of York, England, with easy access to the city's prime historical and cultural highlights from many eras. York has been a center of English politics, society and culture for thousands of years, and York St John University students are able to enjoy all that the city has to offer.  This program allows for a variety of majors including History, Fine Arts, Mass Communications, Criminal Justice, and Business Administration.

    • Dingle, Ireland | Sacred Heart University - Dingle
      Program Type(s): Semester, Summer, January Intersession
      Term(s) Offered: Fall or Spring
      Application Deadline: Early March or Early October
      Minimum GPA: 2.8
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      Using Dingle as the campus classroom, students live the Irish experience through hands-on seminars and field trips led by accomplished scholars and local experts. All courses feature active engagement and immersion – both in and out of the classroom. Courses are offered in a wide range of disciplines and majors, including nursing.

    • Belize | Center for Engaged Learning Abroad (CELA) Belize
      Term(s) Offered: January Intersession or Summer
      Application Deadline: October and March

      Minimum GPA: 2.5
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      CELA offers short term academically challenging and transformative pre-health study abroad experiences.  All courses in Belize are based on fieldwork and community engaged learning experiences.  Some of the programs offered such as Global Perspectives in Nursing have direct YCP course equivalents (NUR385 Comparative Health). 
  • Kinsley School of Engineering, Sciences and Technology

    Kinsley School of Engineering, Sciences and Technology

    • Dubrovnik, Croatia | University of Dubrovnik
      Majors/Programs: Business, Economics, Communications, STEM Studies
      Program Type: Semester 
      Term(s) Offered: Fall or Spring
      Application Deadline: January 1 or September 1
      Minimum GPA: 2.5
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      Study for a semester in beautiful Croatia at the University of Dubrovnik! Enroll in classes conducted in English spanning business, economics, engineering, marine science, nursing, and much more. The University of Dubrovnik is very affordable and has a strong history of welcoming international students. It offers exciting opportunities to engage in activities and clubs for a truly authentic Croatian campus experience.  Experience life in one of the world's most spectacular medieval walled cities and explore all that Croatia has to offer. This program is offered through API.

    • Costa Rica | Sustainability: Linking Science and Society (PSC 202)
      Term(s) Offered: January Intersession Term
      Program Type: Faculty-Led Short Term
      Faculty Trip Leader: Dr. Greg Foy

      This course focuses on the issues of climate change and sustainability and how science applies to them.  We use basic science principles to investigate the earth’s atmosphere, water supply and water cycle, and energy production which are all directly connected to our changing climate. Acknowledging that a finite set of resources exists for society, we also explore concepts of sustainability and the societal impacts of climate change from multiple perspectives including business, healthcare, and policies. Place-based learning in Costa Rica serves as a natural laboratory for investigation of impacts, adaptation, and vulnerabilities linked to climate change.  Sustainability is observed first-hand in the context of initiatives and actions by the Costa Rican government and civil society. (3 credit hours - HIPI approved)

    • Kufstein, Austria | Kufstein Technical University
      Program Type: Semester Exchange
      Liaison: Dr. Mary Boldt
      Minimum GPA: 2.8

      Kufstein includes a substantial number of courses taught in English for their International Program, some of which are pre-approved course equivalencies for York College. The university has strong offerings in business, technology, tourism and German and Austrian culture. We also receive exchange students from Kufstein each fall who are here studying at YCP.

    • Tokyo, Japan | Sophia University
      Program Type: Semester Exchange
      Liaison: Dr. Xiaofei (Sarah) Li
      Minimum GPA: 3.0

      Sophia offers a wide range of course 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 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 YCP campus.

    • York, England | York St. John University
      Program Type: Semester
      Term(s) Offered: Fall
      Application Deadline: November 15
      Minimum GPA: 2.8 
      Liaison: Dr. Ilana Krug


      York St John University is YCP's oldest study abroad partnership.  It is located a block and a half from the center of York, England, with easy access to the city's prime historical and cultural highlights from many eras. York has been a center of English politics, society and culture for thousands of years, and York St John University students are able to enjoy all that the city has to offer.  This program allows for a variety of majors including History, Fine Arts, Mass Communications, Criminal Justice, and Business Administration.

    • Paris, France | CEA Paris Center
      Term(s) Offered: Fall
      Application Deadline: March
      Minimum GPA: 2.5
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      Designed with a set of pre-approved courses, CEA Paris Center offers an international experience that fits seamlessly with the York College Engineering curriculum. Organized through CEA, the site offers a great look at the art and architecture of Paris as well as excursions to Germany and other parts of France.

    • Dingle, Ireland | Sacred Heart University - Dingle
      Program Type(s): Semester, Summer, January Intersession
      Term(s) Offered: Fall or Spring
      Application Deadline: Early March or Early October
      Minimum GPA: 2.8
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      Using Dingle as the campus classroom, students live the Irish experience through hands-on seminars and field trips led by accomplished scholars and local experts. All courses feature active engagement and immersion – both in and out of the classroom. Courses are offered in a wide range of disciplines and majors.

    • Belize | Center for Engaged Learning Abroad (CELA) Belize
      Term(s) Offered: January Intersession or Summer
      Application Deadline: October and March

      Minimum GPA: 2.5
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      CELA offers short term academically challenging and transformative pre-health study abroad experiences.  All courses in Belize are based on fieldwork and community engaged learning experiences.  Some of the programs offered such as Global Perspectives in Nursing have direct YCP course equivalents (NUR385 Comparative Health). 

    • Greece | Cerca Abroad
      Program Type: Internship
      Term(s) Offered: January Intersession

      Application Deadline: Mid-September
      Minimum GPA: 2.5 GPA
      Liaison: Study Abroad Center

      Cerca Abroad offers in-person internships in Greece in Pre-Health, Ecology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Engineering, and Arts and Culture. Internships are located in various cities throughout Greece and all work is conducted in English.  The internships range from two to four weeks and offer an immersive professional experience while engaging with a new culture.
David Fyfe and students on a study abroad trip.
Prof. David Fyfe (Geography) with students on a Study Abroad trip to India.

Next Steps

Once you've selected a destination and program, it's time to start your Study Abroad adventure!
  • Meet with your academic advisor and the Study Abroad Center
  • Familiarize yourself with YCP Study Abroad policies.
  • Apply to your desired Study Abroad program.
  • Get ready to travel!
Contact Us
Study Abroad Center and Global Learning Lounge
Humanities, Room 209
Phone: 717.815.1619
studyabroad@ycp.edu