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  • Locations: Albany, NY, United States;
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Non-UAlbany applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Subjects Available: Social Welfare Minimum Class Standing: Senior
Minimum GPA: Good Academic Standing Credit Load: 0
Internship Opportunity: No Language of Instruction: English
Partner University: Hallym University, University at Albany Program Advisor: Moody, Rachel
Program Description:

University at Albany / Hallym Social Welfare Summer Program

Academics | Faculty | Accommodations | Costs | Eligibility | Excursions | Scholarships | Testimonials | Contact | Location | Duration | Overview
Founded in 1844, the University at Albany is New York State's oldest publicly founded university. Located in New York’s capital city, it is the premier public research University in the Capital Region and offers a world of opportunity to over 17,300 students, including 1,800 international students from more than 90 countries. UAlbany's location in the state capital of New York provides students with limitless opportunities for public service and research through which you can gain experience, test your skills, and prepare to launch brilliant careers. The excellence of a UAlbany education is recognized by many independent sources. UAlbany is ranked among the top universities in Forbes’ “America’s Best Public Colleges,” and U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks many of our graduate programs among the top 50 in the United States, including clinical psychology, criminal justice, library and information studies, public affairs, public health, sociology, and social work.
Academics For the past twenty-two years (22) the University at Albany, School of  Social Welfare has provided a Study Tour for  Hallym University (located in South Korea).  The study tour has allowed Hallym University Students to examine Social Work Practice in the United States.   The School of Social Welfare sets up appointments at a number of Human Service Agencies throughout the Capital region, and presentations/and tours are conducted for the students and the professors.
Faculty UAlbany's School of Social Welfare faculty ranks in the top 5% nationwide in terms of research productivity. Many have participated in the profession's most important studies and leadership initiatives. This alone makes the School a leader among colleges and universities across the United States. Many of these faculty will accompany your on your study tour.
Accommodations Housing

Accommodations  are included as part of the program.  You will reside in apartments on the University at Albany campus.  More information on the accommodations will be provided at the pre-departure orientation.

For general information about on-campus living, please visit the Residential Life web page.


All meals during the program hours, including two refreshment breaks and lunch, are included as part of the program.  
Costs Students from the University of Hallym should contact their program coordinator for information regarding program costs.
Eligibility To study at UAlbany as a visiting student your home university must select you and recommend you to UAlbany. Questions about the terms of the agreement between your university and UAlbany should first be addressed to your university. Visiting study abroad students receive academic and social support from the Center for International Education & Global Strategy (CIEGS).  
I have been selected by my home campus, now what?

If you are selected by your home campus, you must apply to UAlbany using the special forms and procedures designed for visiting students.  To be admitted, your application must be processed by the Education Abroad Office which is part of the Center for International Education & Global Strategy at UAlbany. 

Entry Requirements

If you are not eligible to participate in the ESTA visa waiver program, a visa may be required. Please contact your home University for more information regarding the visa application process.
Excursions 2018 Examination of Social Work Practice in the U.S. Study Tour
Tentative Itinerary

Expected arrival at New York City JFK Airport around 1:00p.m.
Transportation to Liberty Terrace Apartments will be provided. 
10:00 a.m.                                 
Meet at the School Of Social Welfare
Richardson Hall, Room 002 (Basement)
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.                
Overview of 2 Week Schedule, Albany Events
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                    
Dean's Welcome and Exchange of Gifts
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.                 
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                   
Sunnyview Hospital  
3:30 p.m.                                            
Return to School Of Social Welfare  
9:15 a.m.                                   
Meet At The School Of Social Welfare
Richardson Hall, Room 002 (Basement)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                    
Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern NY
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.                        
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.                   
To Be Determined
4:00 p.m.                                  
Return to School of Social Welfare
8:30 a.m.  -  12:00 p.m.                
Meet At the School of Social Welfare
Richardson Hall, Room 002 (Basement)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                           
Unified Services of Rensselaer County
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.                            
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                            
To Be Determined
4:30 p.m.                                            
Return to School Of Social Welfare
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                            
Dinner with Hallym Professor Dr. Choi and Social Welfare Faculty
N A.M.U Korean Barbecue
9:00 a.m.                                            
Meet At The School Of Social Welfare
Richardson Hall, Room 002 (Basement)
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.                        
To Be Determined
12:00 p.m. - 1:30                                  
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.                             
To Be Determined
FRIDAY, JULY 16      
9:30 a.m.                                            
Meet At The School Of Social Welfare
Richardson Hall, Room 002 (Basement)
9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                                
To Be Determined                                
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.                            
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.                             
Albany County (Anne Lee) Nursing Home

4:00 p.m.                                            
Return To School Of Social Welfare
SATURDAY, JULY 17                               
Free Day

SUNDAY, JULY 18                                   
Free Day  

9:00 a.m.                                            
Meet At The School Of Social Welfare
Richardson Hall, Room 002 (Basement)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                         
To Be Determined    
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.                             
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.                              
To Be Determined
4:00 p.m.                                            
Return To School Of Social Welfare
9:00 a.m.                                            
Meet At School Of Social Welfare
Richardson 002
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.                          
To Be Determined Office of Mental Health
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.                            
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.                                   
Senior Hope Counseling      
8:30 a.m.                                            
Meet At School Of Social Welfare  
Richardson 002
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.                            
Linda Mertz, MSW
Project Coordinator, Internships in Aging Program
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.                            
Prepare/Set Up For Pot Luck
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.                                   
Pot Luck Dinner
This itinerary is tentative and will be updated soon.
Contact To learn more about this program, please contact the CIEGS program advisor.

Contact Information

Tel: (518) 591-8172
Office Location

Education Abroad Office
Center for International Education and Global Strategy
University at Albany
Science Library- G40
Location New York is world-famous for culture, the arts, media, business, history, entertainment, fashion, international diplomacy, theater and world-class universities. When studying at the University at Albany, in New York capital city, you will have access to a wide range of exciting opportunities in a city rich with opportunity!  Albany's 400 year history and heritage have shaped the City's urban footprint, complementing its natural setting along the waterfront and its reflection of historic architecture, major institutions, mixed neighborhoods, and diversity of residents. Our campus is in the center of New York's fast-growing TechValley, a hotbed of Research and Development, business, and entrepreneurial activity.

The Capital Region, as Albany is known, is home to 20 universities and colleges, 65,000 students, and nearly 800,000 people. The region is also a vibrant center for culture and entertainment. Among its attractions are the New York State Museum and Library and the Times Union Center, a major Northeast entertainment and sports venue. Exploring the city and its many festivals, or getting out into nature, are very much a part of the experience of the Albany region. We are fortunate to admire four different seasons and all that they bring with them!  Our campus is within reach of exceptional skiing, snowboarding, and hiking in the Adirondack, Catskill, and Berkshire mountains, areas famed for recreational and cultural opportunities.

In addition, Albany's central location makes travel to New York City (only 135 miles away), Montreal, and Boston easy, making your access to resources and activities unlimited!  Both Niagara Falls and Washington D.C. are within a day's distance too! You will find that Albany offers you the strategic advantage of all city life has to offer, without the big city expenses, in beautiful and scenic surroundings.  Welcome to your home away from home.

Traveling to Albany

Airport Information

Many of our international students arrive in the U.S. at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York City or Newark (EWR) International
Airport in New Jersey.  If you are coming from Asia, we advise you to book your flight through Chicago (ORD), Detroit (DTT), or other airports with good connections to Albany. If you are continuing by airplane to Albany, use only a direct, non-stop connecting flight from your arrival airport to Albany. 

If you arrive at one of the New York City or New Jersey airports, you have to plan your own transportation to Albany.  Further information regarding travel to Albany is available here.

Train information

The Amtrak station is 15 minutes from campus and is easily accessible from NYC. Further information regarding train travel to Albany is available on the Amtrak website.

General Travel Advice

Further information regarding travel to Albany is available here.
Duration Program Dates: Summer 2018

July 8: Arrive in New York City (JFK Airport)
July 9 to 20: 2018 Examination of Social Work Practice in the U.S.-Study Tour
June 21:  Depart for South Korea 
Overview The University at Albany enrolls students in nine degree-granting schools and colleges including its Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity; the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy; and its Schools of Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Public Health, and Social Welfare. 

The Campuses

The Uptown Campus, the University’s main campus, is located at 1400 Washington Avenue in Albany, and has been described as “a distinctive work of modern art.” Home to many of the University's Schools and Colleges, including the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, and the Schools of Business, Criminal Justice, and Education. 

Uptown Campus

The Uptown Campus also features the Performing Arts Center, the University Art Museum, and the Campus Center. The hub of student activity, the Camps Center includes lounges, meeting and dining rooms, a ballroom, a cafeteria, banking facilities, a convenience store, a Barnes & Noble bookstore, and a variety of both fast-food and healthy food options.

Outdoor recreational facilities include lighted tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, and several multipurpose playing areas, including a turf field for student recreational and intramural use. Indoor athletic facilities are dominated by the SEFCU Arena. With an arena seating capacity of nearly 4,800, the facility is home to NCAA Division I Great Dane basketball, and also houses a running track, a modern fitness center, a fully equipped athletic training complex. The Physical Education Center includes a pool, locker rooms, weight and wrestling rooms, a dance studio, and basketball, handball and squash courts. The facilities also include a 8,500-seat multi-sports stadium, home to football and men's and women's soccer.

Downtown Campus

The Downtown Campus, located at 135 Western Avenue in Albany, served from 1909-66 as the main campus. It houses the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, the School of Criminal Justice, and the School of Social Welfare, as well as the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Health Sciences Campus

The Health Sciences Campus, a former pharmaceutical complex located at One University Place in Rensselaer, is one of the region's booming bioscience research and high-tech centers. Its academic anchor is the School of Public Health, and its research facilities include the Cancer Research Center, home to the Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics, and the Center for Functional Genomics.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 06/15/2018
06/20/2018 07/08/2018 07/21/2018
NOTE: Program dates are subject to change.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.