Study Abroad destinations
The State University of New York
Potsdam, New York
Founded in 1816 as the St. Lawrence Academy, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges and the oldest institution in the State University of New York system.
The college has quickly grown and became a leader in creativity, applied learning and educational excellence. The State University of New York, Potsdam is located alongside the Raquette River and New York City is approximately a 7 hour drive to Potsdam. With the Adirondacks to the south and the major metropolitan cities of Ottawa and Montreal to the north, there’s no better place to embark on your educational journey.
With a population of just under 10,000 people, Potsdam is a classic college town with a vibrant community.
What you can study
|Course||When you can study|
|Drama and Dance BA||2nd year, Semester 1|
|Graphic Design BA||2nd year, Semester 2|
|Fine Art BA||2nd year, Semester 1 or 2|
|Music BA||2nd year, Semester 1|
|Music: Composition BA||2nd year, Semester 1|
|Music: Education and Community BA||2nd year, Semester 1|
|Music: Performance BA||2nd year, Semester 1|
|Sociology BA||2nd year, Semester 1|
|Criminology BA||2nd year, Semester 1|
|Musical Theatre BA||2nd year, Semester 1|
Choosing your modules
You will need to gain the following credits from your modules:
- Semester 1: 12 to 15 credits per semester
- Semester 2: 24 to 30 credits per year.
You can see module options in the State University of New York module catalogue.
The State University of New York offers a range of courses for exchange students. For more information go to the State University of New York website.
The academic year is split into 2 semesters:
- Semester 1: 26 August until 21 December
- Semester 2: 8 January until 11 May
Visit The State University of New York website for a full list of academic dates.
You will stay in a shared room.
The costs are:
- £1983.45 (Semester 1 - Payable in October to York St John)
- £1983.45 (Semester 2 - Payable in January to York St John)
- £3966.90 approximately (Year Abroad: 1/3 payment due October; 1/3 payment due January; 1/3 payment due April/May to York St John).
More details are available on the State University of New York housing pages.
Accommodation in York
If you study abroad for 1 semester, you are guaranteed university accommodation for the semester you are in York.
Costs and visas
Insurance and additional costs
Meal plan abroad 2020-21
A meal plan is mandatory for residential students.
The costs vary between $2375 to $2900 per semester depending on the meal plan. This is payable to the State University of New York, Potsdam.
More information about the meal plans are on the State University of New York website.
Please make sure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than 6 months after you intend to return.
You will be provided with guidance and documentation from the partner university but it will be your responsibility to obtain the correct visa. Neither the Study Abroad team here or at the partner university are qualified to offer consultations or detailed advice regarding visa applications. Immigration laws are complex and subject to frequent changes.
If you do have any visa-related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly.
An overview of the student visa can be found on the U.S Department of State website.
Approximate cost: $340 (plus cost of travel to US Embassy in London)
Study Abroad ambassadors
You can contact one of our Study Abroad ambassadors to find out more about studying at The State University of New York.
Amber Thomas, Criminology with Police Studies: email@example.com