The University at Albany, SUNY continues to monitor and assess the COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus pandemic. All Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 education abroad programs worldwide are suspended, and Fall 2021 remains uncertain. While there are no definite answers on when education abroad programming will resume, programs abroad are not expected to all re-open at the same time. Instead, when education abroad relaunches only a limited number of programs and destinations will be available, evaluated based on global travel conditions, health and safety guidelines, SUNY System Administration re-opening protocols, and UAlbany priorities. Therefore at this time, students cannot apply for any UAlbany education abroad programs for Fall 2021 or any future term, as we await guidance and approval from SUNY System Administration. The process of review and approval to re-open programs and destinations will be ongoing. As you plan now for your global future, our dedicated Education Abroad team remains ready and available to assist and guide you! Join our virtual events throughout the Spring 2021 semester and check out our credit bearing virtual options for Summer 2021.
UAlbany students studying on programs administered by non-SUNY schools must follow the rules for transfer credit, and, if studying for a semester or longer, also apply for a Leave for Approved Study through the office of the Dean of Undergraduate Education.
Consult the college or organization that is administering your program for information about requirements and appropriate application procedures.
Students participating on programs administered by other 4-year SUNY campuses will remain registered at UAlbany and will be earning Albany credits automatically. Students participating on other programs will be earning credits that must be accepted for transfer by UAlbany. You might wish to examine options available to you through SUNY before agreeing to participate on a non-SUNY program.
With proper approvals, credits earned while studying abroad may be counted toward your major, minor, or general education requirements in addition to counting toward the 120 credits required for graduation. However, credits earned on non-SUNY programs will not satisfy any of UAlbany's requirements for credits earned "in residence".
General Education Information for UAlbany students: credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement IF THEY ARE ACCEPTED FOR TRANSFER TO YOUR UALBANY DEGREE. You may file a request to have additional courses approved.
Program-specific questions should be answered by the administering campus or organization and the staff at your overseas site.
Housing information is program-specific. Please consult the campus or organization that is administering your program for details.
You will pay tuition as directed by the administering campus or organization. All other expenses will be paid either to the campus or organization which is administering your program or to the provider of the services you are purchasing.