INT204/INT206: International Education Courses

This guide will assist students who are taking an International Education course, and faculty teaching these courses.

Upcoming International Education Courses

The college will not be offering International Education courses for the 2020-2021 academic year, due to COVID-19 concerns. 

For details about the program in general, see: 

Types of Courses

The three- or four-credit International Education courses begin in either the fall or spring semester, with travel occurring over winter, spring and summer breaks. Details about these courses are on Banner:  

  • INT 106 - Saga City Cultural Exchange - A cultural exchange program with Japan in which participants will engage with Japanese students who visit our campus from our sister colleges in Saga, Japan. One credit hour.  
  • INT 204 - International Study - Interdisciplinary opportunities for students to earn credit through SUNY Adirondack sponsored travel abroad. Travel portion of the course includes daily physical activity of walking, site exploration and tour travel. Three to four credit hours. 
  • INT 206 - International Study - Saga City, Japan - A cultural exchange program with Japan in which participants live with host families and gain cultural awareness and understanding through direct experiences and immersion. Four credit hours. 
  • INT 208 - International Service Learning - Service learning combines academic rigor with practical application of information, skills, and critical decision making. Three credit hours.

Passport Information

Each student on an international trip must have a valid passport. 

  • If you have a passport, check that is it valid during the travel time plus at least six months.
  • If you need to renew or get a passport, start the process as soon as possible - it can take up to two months. 

Buying Travel Insurance

Consider getting travel insurance in case you need to cancel the trip, lose luggage or have other emergency circumstances. This is different from medical insurance, which is included in college trip costs. 

InsureMyTrip and SquareMouth are travel insurance price comparison sites. Some insurers recommend buying travel insurance within 10 to 30 days of making your first payment for the trip, usually to cover pre-existing conditions.

Travel Safety

Faculty and students can opt to receive travel warnings and travel alerts by enrolling in the U.S. Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP):

This site offers travel safety information: 

Health Information and Immunizations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control lists information about health conditions in various countries, and recommendations for disease prevention. Search for a country with this link:

Check with your personal physician about possible immunizations needed for your trip. Immunizations are often available at county Public Health offices. Ask about their fees in advance, to know what might be covered by health insurance. 

Saratoga Hospital in Malta offers immunizations that might be difficult to obtain from local county public health offices: 

Medical Insurance

Students going on International Education trips pay a small fee to purchase medical insurance for the trip, in case of illness or injury on the trip. More information: 

International Education Librarian

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Joyce A. Miller
Above: Joyce on college's 2017 trip to Ecuador, with live volcano Cotopaxi.
Part-time Reference Librarian (Tues./Wed. only); retired Distinguished Professor of Library Science. Liaison to Business and Science Divisions.
SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Road Queensbury NY 12804
(Please call me Joyce, or Professor Miller.)