Summer Programs for Study Abroad
Besides semester and year-long international studies programs, St. Bonaventure University offers short-term options. These programs offer an opportunity to earn academic credit during University vacations.
Seville, Spain – Spanish Immersion
Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to experience a Spanish language immersion environment while simultaneously furthering their studies by taking one Spanish language course (beginner, intermediate, or advanced), as well as Culture and Society of Spain through the International College of Seville. This six credit program allows you become part of and understand Spanish culture, history, art, and contemporary society through direct exposure. A complete field trip package is included with the program allowing students to not only see and experience Seville, but also other Andalusian cities as well. For more information, please contact the study abroad office located in the Reilly Center 222, Alice Sayegh: (email@example.com) at 716-375-2574
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Seville, Spain – Arabic Immersion
This program offers intensive Arabic courses offered in the culturally rich Spanish Andalusian city of Seville. Students can enroll in up to three courses per session bringing the maximum possible number of credits that can be earned up to nine! These courses range from beginning to advanced Arabic language, multiculturalism and civilization in Spain, and contemporary Arabic world. Because the south of Spain has such a rich history intertwined with Arab culture you not only learn, but live what you are studying. In conjunction with this program there are many planned excursions, including one four day trip to Morocco. For more information, please contact the study abroad office located in the Reilly Center 222, Alice Sayegh: (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 716-375-2574
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Gold Coast, Australia
This summer program through Bond University allows students to earn between 12-16 credits per trimester! One unique characteristic of this program is that it is not major specific. Courses can be geared toward many academic majors that St. Bonaventure offers including education, business, and accounting. The location of Bond University also lends itself to popular sightseeing destinations. Only about an hour away are the Great Barrier Reef, beautiful beaches, and rain forest. You can also rest assured in regards to your studies as Bond offers world-class study facilities including high-tech classrooms, recreation and social outlets, and libraries that are ranked among the highest quality in Australia. For more information, please contact the study abroad office located in the Reilly Center 222, Alice Sayegh (email@example.com) at 716-375-2574
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Interested in studying in the heart of Europe? This program through Franklin College allows students to choose courses from two 4-week sessions for a total of 12 credits. Franklin College is beautifully located right on Lake Lugano in the Italian-speaking southern region of Switzerland. This program is also not major specific, and perfect for any students looking for a study abroad experience that may not have a heavy focus in foreign language. Being situated in Lugano also facilitates easy travel throughout the rest of Europe due to it being the central point of departure for both the rail lines and air companies. Relax, study, and enjoy your college experience in the heart of Europe! For more information, please contact the study abroad office located in the Reilly Center 222, Alice Sayegh, (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 716-375-2574
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This three-week program allows students to earn 3 college credits by choosing from a list of 6 courses. These classes all focus on Irish Studies, and offer an amazing cultural and social learning experience. The University of Limerick is located in Limerick, the third largest city in Ireland. The city is culturally rich as its beautiful architecture reminds its citizens of its medieval past, as well offers a variety of cultural, artistic, and theatrical events for students to enjoy. Students reside in a traditional college dorm setting, and traveling through the area is easily facilitated as many other major cities are within relatively short traveling distance. For more information, please contact the study abroad office located in the Reilly Center 222, Alice Sayegh, (email@example.com) at 716-375-2574
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This program through the National University of Ireland at Galway offers en enriching experience in Irish Studies. Introductory courses to the Irish language are offered as well instruction by means of lecture, seminars, guided tours, and informed contact with the people, culture, and music of Ireland. The university is located on the banks of the River Corrib, offering a variety of student services located closely to the city center. Galway is both a vibrant and modern community however; remnants of its medieval past are evident in its architecture. This gives Galway a uniqueness that you will be sure to enjoy. For more information, please contact the study abroad office located in the Reilly Center 222, Alice Sayegh, (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 716-375-2574
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Study in China, a two- week, three credit program in China, is usually held during in May of each year. The program is a study tour where students learn the history, politics, culture, language and business of China. It is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. For further information, please contact Dr. Carl Case at (716) 375-2202 or at email@example.com.
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A six-week summer study program at Oxford University is available for 30 students who would like an opportunity to take part in one of St. Bonaventure's most prestigious study abroad programs. Students, accompanied by our faculty, take two classes with Oxford professors between early July and mid-August. The Oxford grades and credits transfer directly to students' St. Bonaventure transcripts. Students spend four days each week in class and the weekends include a schedule of cultural trips and academic tours. A long weekend is available for travel to places in the United Kingdom or on the continent, if a student so chooses. For more information and application procedures, please contact Br. Basil Valente at (716) 375-2579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A five-week program (the last week in May through June) offering six credit hours* from among a large selection of courses in the following areas: Clare College courses, Italian language, fine arts, humanities, and social sciences. Centered in Perugia, "the green heart of Italy," in association with Università per Stranieri, Università di Perugia, and the Umbra Institute. Excursions to places like Assisi, Florence, and Rome and immersion in university and Italian daily life. For further information, please contact Dr. Patrick Panzarella at (716) 375-2461 or email@example.com.*Seven credits for those taking Clare 102, a course with a lab.
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This 5-week immersion program takes place at the end of the spring semester at the Colegio de España. Students receive 6 SBU credits for Spanish courses 201 - 202, Spanish 301 - 302, Spanish 303 - 304, Spanish 309, Spanish 335 to 435 courses in Spanish. There are many cultural excursions to enhance this unique educational experience. For more information, please contact Dr. Alva Cellini at (716) 375-2466 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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