Global and Immersion Experiences
As a Clarkson student, you have a wide variety of global opportunities, regardless of your program of study. You can choose from short weeklong programs to semester or yearlong excursions. Select from:
- Study abroad with partner institutions.
- Research at partner institutions.
- Global Business Programs.
- Service learning trips.
We have formal partnerships with many universities across the globe, and courses are taught in English.
Your Global Experience Awaits
Study and Research
By studying abroad, you'll experience new perspectives, learn how to navigate different cultures, work with diverse peers and communicate in other languages.
If you’re looking to dive into hands-on research in a new and exciting setting, many of our partner universities provide opportunities to perform research during the semester or the summer.
Global Business Programs
Global Business Programs provide exciting opportunities for you to expand your education in an international setting alongside fellow Clarkson students. These two- to three-week faculty-led programs typically take place at the end of the spring semester as the culmination of a semester-long course that provides cultural and business context. Trips include a mix of business site visits and cultural experiences. Past destinations have included Southeast Asia (Singapore and Thailand), Africa (Uganda and Kenya), South America (Argentina and Chile), Australia, Italy, Germany and Canada (weeklong trips).
Studying abroad in Sweden allowed me to experience a culture without the filter of a screen or book. I could dive in and taste the food, talk with the locals and learn through the participation of traditions and customs. Studying abroad also allowed me to travel all across Europe. Whether it was solo traveling in Italy or cruising through the Baltic Sea to Russia, I was thoroughly humbled and grateful to have had the experience. It will be something that I never forget.
Jacob Merritt '21
Domestic Immersion Experiences
Engage in research, scholarly pursuit and innovation close to home:
The Adirondack Semester
The Adirondack (ADK) Semester is a 15-credit-hour, off-campus domestic study program for undergraduates. Students from any major who are committed to learning about environmental science, policy, economics and the human history and contemporary issues of the Adirondack region are encouraged to apply.
For a semester in Washington, D.C., students take 12 credit hours worth of classes through American University and can participate in internships at places like the World Bank, NBC, Greenpeace and Homeland Security or serve as legislative aids to members of Congress.
New York State Assembly Internships
The New York State Assembly offers two internship programs. The Assembly Session Internship offers juniors and seniors a chance to participate in state government and the legislative process through a well-structured practical learning experience. The Assembly Graduate Internship provides a professional development opportunity for graduate students to serve as full-time staff during the legislative session, assisting in policy analysis, legislative research, communications and constituent services.