Programs

Studying AbroadNiagara University offers several opportunities to accrue major-based knowledge in other parts of the world. 

For students who are unsure of which Study Abroad opportunities offer courses to fulfill major requirements, please click on the documents for the American Institute for Foreign Studies (AIFS), College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) and the Global Learning Semester. Each of these documents lists the places and schools where study abroad is offered, as well as what courses are offered. For further information on these schools and their course offerings, please visit their respective websites.

Study Abroad Office

Study abroad for a semester (or the summer) with the American Institute for Foreign Studies (AIFS), an exciting and educational experience you will remember all your life.

AIFS has programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and South Africa. You can study French, art history and fashion in Paris; take Italian, studio art and literature at Richmond in Florence; or study Spanish language and culture at the University of Salamanca in Spain. You can even take an internship at a world-class company in London or work at a community placement in South Africa on our service learning program. 

www.aifsabroad.com

Contact:
Bernadette Brennan
Assistant to the Academic Vice President/
Director of International Studies
Student Outreach and Support
Ext. 8360 (113 Lower Level Gallagher Center)
bmb@niagara.edu

 

Niagara is a partner of the Center for International Studies (CIS).

CISabroad offers offers students a choice of 70 programs in 18 countries around the world for a semester, summer, January, or full academic year. Internships are also available.

Possibilities include Australia, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Ghana, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, and Thailand

 www.cisabroad.com

Contact:
Bernadette Brennan
Assistant to the Academic Vice President/
Director of International Education
Student Outreach and Support
Ext. 8360 (113 Lower Level Gallagher Center)
bmb@niagara.edu

 

Niagara University is a member of the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS).

CCIS provides students with a choice of more than 80 study abroad programs in 30 countries from around the world for a semester, summer, or a full academic year.

Countries include: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain and Switzerland

www.ccisabroad.org

Contact:
Bernadette Brennan
Assistant to the Academic Vice President/
Director of International Studies
Student Outreach and Support
Ext. 8360 (113 Lower Level Gallagher Center)
bmb@niagara.edu

 

Niagara is a member of the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).

CIEE is a non-profit, non-governmental international exchange organization that offers students opportunities to study, teach, and work or intern abroad through over 150 programs in over 40 countries for a semester, summer, or full academic year.

Opportunities include: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates

http://www.ciee.org

Contact:

Bernadette Brennan
Assistant to the Academic Vice President/
Director of International Studies
Student Outreach and Support
Ext. 8360 (113 Lower Level Gallagher Center)
bmb@niagara.edu

 

Students can participate in a European educational adventure in either the spring or fall. All participants must study in Rome (Italy) Paris (France), and Seville (Spain). 

Students also have the option of spending an entire semester at the Rome campus. Students are housed at various sites and facilities and receive two daily meals for four to five days per week.

Several cultural excursions are planned to allow students to explore each city and country. Additionally, they will carry out the Vincentian mission as they learn by providing service to the poor while studying abroad.

www.stjohns.edu/studyabroad

Contact:
Bernadette Brennan
Assistant to the Academic Vice President/
Director of International Studies
Student Outreach and Support
Ext. 8360 (113 Lower Level Gallagher Center)
bmb@niagara.edu

 

Global Learning Semesters operates semesters and summer study abroad programs for college students that blend accredited academic course work with extensive cocurricular travel.

Programs include both multidestinational travel and single country options. More than 60 study abroad programs, hosted at 10 foreign universities, are offered.

www.globalsemesters.com

Contact:
Bernadette Brennen
Assistant to the Academic Vice President/
Director of International Studies
Ext. 8360 (113 Lower Level Gallagher Center)
bmb@niagara.edu

 

The Sunshine Coast, one of the most beautiful regions in Australia, has world-class surfing beaches, national parks and a subtropical climate suited to an outdoor lifestyle. The University of the Sunshine Coast is approximately 10 minutes from the beach and one hour from Queenland'scapital, Brisbane.

You can immerse yourself in the Australian lifestyle and culture while you earn full credit toward your degree.

Areas of study include journalism, public relations, international business, tourism, marketing and education.

www.usc.edu.au/international

Contact:
Bernadette Brennen
Assistant to the Academic Vice President/
Director of International Studies
Ext. 8360 (113 Lower Level Gallagher Center)
bmb@niagara.edu

 

St. Mary's 150 years of teaching tradition, combined with its great self-contained campus located right outside of London on Strawberry Hill, makes it the perfect location to study abroad.

www.smuc.ac.uk/

Contact:
Bernadette Brennen
Assistant to the Academic Vice President/
Director of International Studies
Ext. 8360 (113 Lower Level Gallagher Center)
bmb@niagara.edu

 

College of Arts and Sciences

Córdoba, the capital of the providence Córdoba, is the second largest city in Argentina. It offers cultural activities, sports facilities, music and theatres. Nearby lakes and mountains allow for many kinds of summer and winter recreation. Córdoba is home to the highest concentration of university students from all over Argentina and neighboring countries.

Programa de Español y Cultura Latinoamericana courses are taught under the auspices of the Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades and the Facultad de Lengaus, and include language study as well as a variety of other disciplines, such as culture, literature, history, and more specialized courses in regional diversity, socioeconomics and Andean art, history and religion.

A highly respected institution of learning, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba is a direct descendent of the oldest university in Argentina, and one of the oldest on the continent, the Colegio Máximo founded in Córdoba by the Jesuits in 1613. Evolving through the centuries, the UNC became autonomous in the 19th century and witnessed significant expansion of its disciplines in the 20th century.

Students will begin the UNC/PECLA program with a period of intensive study of language and culture, followed by their semester courses. In addition to the courses offered by PECLA, all students will enroll in one or two courses selected from the broad offerings of the facultades at UNC.

www.spanishstudies.org/cordoba and www.unc.edu.ar

Contact:
Dr. James McCutcheon
Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages
Dunleavy Hall
716.286.8211

La Universidad de Alicante is located in the historical and beautiful harbor city of Alicante on the Costa Blanca. The picturesque setting on the Mediterranean Sea is a great place for students to study and immerse themselves in the Spanish culture.

Semester, academic year and summer programs are available.

www.spanishstudies.org

Contact:
Dr. James McCutcheon
Associate Professor of Spanish
Dunleavy Hall
716.286.8211

jm@niagara.edu

In addition to Alicante and Seville, Niagara is pleased to offer a new location in Spain for semester, academic year, and summer study. Barcelona is Spain's second largest city and embodies every quality of a European city while sitting picturesquely alongside the Mediterranean Sea. La Universitat Pompeu Fabra is centrally located in the heart of Barcelona. While at UPF, students will benefit from the hustle and bustle of a modern city, proximity to museums and historic sites, and Gaudi’s famous architecture.

www.spanishstudies.org

Contact:

Dr. James McCutcheon
Associate Professor of Spanish
Ext. 8211 (Dunleavy Hall)

jm@niagara.edu

 

Niagara University also provides a unique cultural experience in the vibrant, historical city of Seville during the semester, academic year, January term and summer sessions.

Seville, a beautiful ancient city on the banks of the Guadalquiver River, is the centerpiece of your educational experience.

www.spanishstudies.org

Contact:
Dr. James McCutcheon
Associate Professor of Spanish
Dunleavy Hall
716.286.8211

jm@niagara.edu

Argentina is a diverse country with plenty to see and do. With 47 km of coasts with cliffs, ravines, sand dunes and beaches, students can find fun or peace and quiet.

The daily life of the international student at FASTA University is centered around three spheres: becoming a part of the host family or student group, cultivating a social life in Argentina, and actively participating in university classes.

The FASTA University Argentinean language and culture programs are specially designed for students eager to develop their Spanish communications abilities in a total immersion setting that facilitates the experience of the Argentinean culture's distinctive aspects. All classes are taught in Spanish.

The Argentinean language and culture program's core courses have been especially designed for international students. You can choose to live with a family or in an apartment with native students. To facilitate the social integration, each foreign student integrates a TUTORIA with a local student. Besides offering a helping hand in daily activities and tasks, "the tutor," in many cases, also becomes a good friend.

www.ufasta.edu.ar

Contact:
Dr. Gina Ponce de Leon
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages
Dunleavy Hall
716.286. 8217

Chile is one of the most beautiful countries in South America. The University Santo Tomas is the leading university in Santiago, the capital of the country.

NU students can go abroad to Chile for the spring semester and take a variety of classes offered in all majors. Students from NU studying in Chile have an advisor who supervises their academic needs and assists them in improving their mastery of the Spanish language.

At the end of the study abroad semester, NU students will be able to tour the surrounding region. A four- or five-week summer program is also available.

www.ust.cl

Contact:
Dr. Gina Ponce de Leon
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages
Dunleavy Hall
716.286. 8217

The Université Catholique De L'Ouest, situated in the center of Angers in the Loire Valley region of west-central France, offers sessions in the summer as well as during both academic semesters.

In addition to a wide range of courses in French language, culture and literature, the university offers programs in history, economics, translation, art, music, theater, philosophy and theology. Students also have the option to pursue official certification in the French language by the Alliance Francaise and by the French Chamber of Commerce.

www.uco.fr

Contact:
Dr. Henrik Borgstrom, Chair
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages
Dunleavy Hall
716.286.8214 

The Catholic University of Lille offers a cosmopolitan setting with 10,000 students, five university faculties, 35 schools and institutes, 40 research centers and laboratories and more than 30 agreements with foreign universities, making it the most diversified private university in France.

Lille is centrally located in northwestern Europe, at the center of a dense highway system. It has direct rail connections via TGV (high speed train) to London, Brussels, Paris, and Charles-de-Gaulle Airport.

www.univ-catholille.fr

Contact:
Dr. Henrik Borgstrom, Chair
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages
Dunleavy Hall
716.286.8214

www.angloamerican.uk.com/

Contact:
Dr. Sharon Watkinson
Chair/Professor of Theatre and Fine Arts
Clet Hall
716.286. 8482

College of Business Administration

www.angloamerican.uk.com/

Contact:
Dr. Peggy Choong
Associate Professor of Commerce
Bisgrove Hall
716.286.8168

The College of Business Administration has developed a student exchange program with the University of Padua, one of the oldest universities in Europe.

Courses in the university's heralded business program are taught in English, but students who are fluent in the Italian language have a wider selection of courses to choose from.

www.unipd.it

Contact:
Dr. Shawn Daly
Dean, College of Business Administration
Bisgrove Hall
716.286. 8052

The College of Business Administration offers a two-week study abroad program to Taiwan and Japan from the end of May to the first week in June, which allows students to be exposed to a different cultural environment within the global economy.

This is a research- and writing-intensive course based on the philosophy of "learning by seeing." Participating students will earn three credit hours in management and satisfy the cultural diversity requirement (MGT 420 A21).

http://purple.niagara.edu/taiwanjapan

Contact:
Dr. Tenpao Lee
Professor of Commerce
Bisgrove Hall
716.286. 8177

College of Education

Thailand is one of the most vibrant countries in Asia.

This unique graduate course is designed to provide various multicultural educational experiences with Thai administrators. teachers and students. Program participants will explore Thai school organization, teaching methodology and education philosophy. The program itinerary includes visits to several schools in Bangkok and cultural excursions to the coastal city of Phuket and to the tribal area of ChiangMai.

Students will have an opportunity both to observe and to teach. This three credit-hour course satisfies the requirement for coursework in multicultural education and provides field experience hours. The course is offered only in the mid-summer.

Contacts:
Dr. Michael Smith
Associate Professor of Education
Academic Complex
716.286.8591

Dr. Thomas Sheeran
Professor of Education
Academic Complex
716.286.8552

A two-week study abroad program created especially for education students allows those involved to study educational issues in various schools within the city of Maastrict, Netherlands, which lies on the rivers Maas and Jeker, at the foot of Mount St. Peter.

The city is within close proximity to Belgium and Germany and offers a wealth of historic buildings, new economic center, monuments, music, boutiques, restaurants and pavement cafés. The three credit-hour course is taught in English by Niagara University faculty, and includes field experience hours. It runs during the first summer session at the end of May.

www.ces.unimaas.nl

Contact:
Dr. Leticia Hahn
Associate Professor of Education
Academic Complex
716.286.8760

Another faculty-led opportunity for education majors. This program is a sustainable, short-term study abroad excursion to Italy. It occurs accross 2 weeks during the spring recess in March. Educational focus will be around early childhood philosophy and practice focusing on the Montesorri and Reggio-Emilia approaches founded in Italy. Reggio Emilia is an affluent city in northern Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna region. The city provides accessible transport to the rest of the peninsula. This is a chance to see student learning theories in practice in another culture, and continue service and scholarship on inclusive special education. 

Contact:
Dr. Chandra J. Foote
Professor of Education
716-286-8549 

College of Hospitality and Tourism Management

The College of Hospitality and Tourism Management has developed a unique, full-time, 10-week, work-abroad program in Lake Como, Italy, one of the most scenic areas in the world.

Lake Como is located in northern Italy, with Switzerland just a few miles away.

One of the participating properties is the 10-acre Villa d'Este, a grand hotel located in Cernobbio on Lake Como. The Villa d'Esteis is a Leading Hotel of the World and has been ranked as both Europe's No. 1 hotel and the No. 1 hotel in the world. Students live at the property and receive free room and board.

www.niagara.edu/international-program/

Contact:
Dr. Gary Praetzel
Dean, College of Hospitality and Tourism Management
St. Vincent’s Hall
716.286.8272

The College of Hospitality and Tourism Management has developed a unique 11-week, work-abroad summer program in Cusco, Peru, the gateway city to Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu, referred to as the Lost City of the Incas, was voted in Summer 2007 as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Students will work in hotels in Cusco, Peru's major tourist city and voted in Conde Nast as the sixth best city to see in the Americas.

One of the participating hotels is the five-star Libertafor Palacio del Inka that dates back over 500 years. Students live in a villa run by our partner school, the University of San Ignacio Loyola of Lima. The students visit Machu Picchu by train and take a four-day trip on the Inca Trail. The students participate in several excursions and, very importantly, volunteer their time to help people in need in and around Cusco.

www.niagara.edu/international-program/ and  www.usil.edu.pe

Contact:
Dr. Gary Praetzel
Dean, College of Hospitality and Tourism Management
St. Vincent’s Hall
716.286.8272

Earn two degrees in four years, one from Niagara University and one from our partner university in Bad Honnef, Germany. This requires you to study abroad for one year (senior year) in Germany. Satisfactory completion abroad of all course requirements and a thesis earns you two degrees.

www.niagara.edu/international-program

Contact:
Dr. Gary Praetzel
Dean, College of Hospitality and Tourism Management
St. Vincent’s Hall
716.286.8272

The Carnival Cruise Line course includes an actual cruise to allow students to experience the service levels and expectations of today's cruise consumer.

The cruise includes tours and meetings with the ship's executive staff to allow students to fully understand the cruise experience. Specially-arranged shore excursions allow students to gain maximum exposure to the local culture.

Students learn in the course why the cruise industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world and why the industry's growth is predicted to continue to grow for years to come. Students also learn how the cruise industry and other vacation options, such as timeshares, compete against hotel resorts for tourism spending.

www.niagara.edu/international-program/

Contact:
Kristina Bradshaw
Assistant to the Dean, College of Hospitality and Tourism Management
St. Vincent’s Hall Room 416
716.286.8279
bradshaw@niagara.edu