International Study Opportunities

Study Abroad

Cazenovia College invites students to expand their college experience by offering opportunities for international study. Currently, the College offers study abroad programs in Costa Rica, England, and Ireland. These programs range in duration from a couple of weeks to an entire semester.

Canterbury, England

Canterbury Cathedral
When
Fall Semester

Duration
1 Semester

Cazenovia College takes students to Canterbury, England for a semester-long study abroad program during the Fall term. By participating in the Canterbury Program, Cazenovia students will live in, study, and explore the same city that inspired Geoffrey Chaucer. Inside the classroom, students will study an extensive variety of subject matter, including English literature and the history of Great Britain. Outside the classroom, the learning continues as students visit the very places they are studying. Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury Tales Museum, the Roman Museum, and Norman Castle are just a few of the historical landmarks students may visit.

The river that flows through Canterbury and the city's numerous parks, such as Dane John Gardens, provide countryside-like getaways within the city. Canterbury is also home to great shopping both in the award-winning Whitefriars Shopping Centre and in the historic King's Mile district. Canterbury's weekly markets and wealth of cafes and pubs offer students the opportunity to savor local customs. Students can easily extend their cultural and historical learning experience beyond Canterbury as London, with its transportation hubs, is less than an hour away by train.

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Dublin, Ireland

Galway, Ireland
When
Planned for January 2016

Information will be posted as it becomes available.

Dublin, Ireland creates the perfect opportunity for students to experience a city rich in both historical and contemporary culture. Designated a UNESCO City of Literature, Dublin's strong literary tradition includes alumni such as Samuel Beckett, Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde, while the original manuscript of the Book of Kells is on permanent display at Trinity College Dublin.

Host to the arts, music, sporting events, and the city's own Temple Bar district with its restaurants, shops, and cafés, Dublin's diverse range of activities keep students inspired and entertained. The famous Irish countryside is not far from the city, but students can take a break from urban life in one of the many green spaces within the city, such as in Merrion Square, St. Stephen's Green and Phoenix Park, Europe's largest enclosed park.

Cazenovia College's inaugural international study program in Dublin is planned for January 2015. More information will be provided as it becomes available.


Monteverde, Costa Rica

Bridge Monteverde Cloud Forest
When
January, 2016

Duration
12 days

In coordination with Monteverde Institute, Cazenovia College will take students to Monteverde, a small village situated in the mountainous tropical forests of Puntarenas in the northern part of Costa Rica. It is also the site of the world-famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve where numerous species of fauna and flora live and thrive.

This lush green setting gives students access to the ideal classroom for learning about the conservation, natural history, and sustainability of the rain forest and the people who live and work in this environment. Students will also have the opportunity to conduct research that involves reforestation and stream sampling fieldwork, and other activities involving birds, tropical biology, and animal behavior.

Additional activities will include taking Spanish classes, learning Costa Rican cooking, visiting a women’s traditional crafts and arts cooperative, observing wildlife and birds -- such as the rare Resplendent Quetzal, and visiting a coffee plantation. Various cultural and rain forest canopy activities, including 2 or 3 days on the Pacific coast, are also part of the program.

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Paris

Eiffel Tower Paris France
When
Spring Break, 2014

Duration
8 days

An eight-day trip to Paris was part of the coursework for "Paris: The City that Shaped American Culture, Art, Fashion and Literature." This class utilized an interdisciplinary approach to examine the associations between dressing and storytelling within an urban space.

Eiffel Tower. Seine. Palais Royal. Pont des Arts. Louvre. L'Arc de Triomphe. Montmartre.

Visitors to Paris have these sites, and others, on their long lists of places to see. As part of their coursework, Cazenovia College students saw them as well, but as more than the casual tourist.

Students studied these sites, as well as shops, streets, markets, people and the city environment as a whole, trying to decipher the messages they send and why.

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