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Non-Binghamton Programs

To apply for programs administered by Other-SUNY 4-year institutions and Non-SUNY program providers, you will apply directly through their office in accordance with directions on their relevant webpage.

Students can attend virtual information sessions held by other SUNY campuses. The schedule of upcoming sessions is available and updated online.

After you have been accepted and you commit to participate on their program, you must also complete the Binghamton University online education abroad application. Our application does not require copies of your transcripts or letters of recommendation; we are only asking for some brief information. Your Binghamton University application also provides you with checklists and important information to help you prepare to go abroad. Learn more about the differences between Other-SUNY and Non-SUNY programs below!


While we promote participation in Binghamton University programs, we recognize that Binghamton cannot be in all countries or meet all the education-abroad interests of students. The education abroad offices at all SUNY campuses communicate regularly with each other and coordinate arrangements for students to participate in each others programs. SUNY schools offer over 1000 programs in more than 100 countries. Important details to know: 
  • Participants of Other-SUNY programs remain registered at Binghamton under a placeholder registration and will pay SUNY tuition to Binghamton. 
  • Because you will be registered at Binghamton, you will pay SUNY tuition and required education abroad fees to Binghamton University.
  • All the other expenses related to your education abroad experience (such as tuition differential or program fees) will be paid either to the SUNY campus that is administering your program, or according to the directions you receive from them.
  • Credits appear on your Binghamton transcript as transfer credits and will not affect your Binghamton University GPA. The education abroad credits will become part of your permanent academic record, and a transcript supplement with these credits are automatically included with your Binghamton transcript every time it is issued.
  • Major and minor credit is approved by the appropriate department. General Education credit is approved by your school's academic advising office. 
  • Federal and state financial aid can be applied toward these programs. Students who intend to use financial aid for study abroad must meet with a financial aid advisor to learn more about how their aid package may apply towards their program expenses. 
  • Students on Other-SUNY programs for semester and academic-year programs are guaranteed on-campus housing upon their return from study abroad

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We encourage participation in non-SUNY programs when they are the best choice for you. There are some important differences to be aware of: 
  • Financial aid is not applicable to most non-SUNY options. If you normally use financial aid and are considering a non-SUNY program, email with a link to your program details so we can review if the program is eligible for federal and state financial aid. 
  • Participants of semester or academic-year non-SUNY programs are on leave from Binghamton.
  • All credits from non-SUNY programs must be approved for transfer credit by your school's academic advising office (e,g. Harpur, Decker, SOM, etc.) to count towards your degree progress. 
  • You will need to contact your program provider for the transcript each time you need to provide your complete academic record. Binghamton University cannot provide an academic transcript for a non-SUNY provider. 
  • Major and minor credit is approved by the appropriate department. General Education credit is approved by your school's academic advising office. 
  • Students are NOT guaranteed on-campus housing upon their return from study abroad.

These websites may be helpful for researching Non-SUNY program options:  You will encounter a huge range of options. Be sure to carefully investigate the programs that seem attractive, especially for academic quality and risk management procedures. Contact the program sponsor directly to find out more about the program. Determine the level of student support provided by the program and make sure you understand the program's health and safety measures. Asking to be put in touch with a recent, past participant is also an excellent way to find out more about a program.