Study Abroad

Short-term faculty-led Study Abroad programs to several countries. 

New programs are in development, so check back often for the latest opportunities. 

TC3 is a leader among SUNY community colleges in the creation of dynamic, student-focused applied learning opportunities abroad. Study abroad makes better leaders, and more informed and employable world citizens. It looks extraordinary on your resume, and can change the way you think about the world. There is no time like now to travel and learn.

  • Affordable and accessible. Scholarships are available, financial aid may be applied. Great for people with little travel experience. Travel with your classmates and experienced professors.
  • Easier for busy people. Travel for up to two weeks during breaks or vacation periods.
  • Worthwhile. Earn credits towards your degree.
  • Transformative. Students who go global tell us they see the world with new eyes 
    and feel more confident. 

Contact the Office of Global Initiatives at 607.844.8222, Ext. 4383, global@tompkinscortland.eduor stop by Room 248 for more information and to apply. 
Interested students should also speak to the faculty trip leader to learn about the program.

  1. Meet with your academic advisor early to talk about where study abroad fits best in your academic program.
  2. Meet with a faculty trip leader for details on the course and the trip; Learn about the enrollment process. Faculty determine that process and the criteria for admitting students into their study abroad courses, so this is a very important step!
  3. Make an appointment with Financial Aid, room 101 as soon as you have been admitted to a program or to find out if aid will cover any of the travel fee.
  4. Apply for your passport (it takes several months).
  5. Register for the appropriate course. Enroll in November for spring courses, in April for fall courses.
  6. Begin to save your money and explore scholarship options.
  7. Submit all pre-departure documents and payments ON TIME and
  8. Attend mandatory Pre-Departure Orientations

Explore programs offered through other SUNY campuses. (This list may not be up to date, so we encourage you to go directly to the specific SUNY college’s study abroad page for the latest information.) 

Also, TC3 has an exchange partnership with SUNY Cortland, so TC3 students can explore SUNY Cortland’s more than 30 study abroad programs on six continents. For more information on their current opportunities, visit the SUNY Cortland study abroad website.

See individual trip descriptions below for the contact information of the faculty leaders of the trip that interests you, and contact them directly.

The Tompkins Cortland Foundation’s Study Abroad Scholarship was established to support the mission of the College to graduate globally aware citizens by lessening the financial burden for students wishing to participate in study abroad opportunities. Recipients “must be enrolled in an appropriate study abroad course and be in good academic standing with the College.” Please note that this award does not cover the entire travel fee but typically offers a few hundred dollars. Priority is given to students with financial need. To apply, simply be admitted to a study abroad course and follow the instructions for being considered for a Foundation Scholarship within the study abroad application. Be sure to submit all required elements by the announced deadline in order to be considered.

The Gilman Scholarship The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. To be eligible for the Gilman Program, applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship. This program requires more advance planning and a little more work but winners tend to see a generous return of their time and effort.

Other funding opportunities

Students in study abroad program