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Study Away

Local Cornell Learning Communities Abroad

During the 2020–21 academic year, some international students could not return to campus due to ongoing travel restrictions and visa processing delays caused by the global pandemic. Cornell University rapidly worked with academic partners worldwide to support these students by creating onsite, in-residence Study Away options. These international students lived and studied at or near a local campus in their home country while remotely taking Cornell classes and one on-campus class. Students shared co-curricular activities with Cornell peers and had access to local facilities and services, providing a local Cornell community away from Ithaca.

A total of 749 international students during two semesters learned at 10 Study Away locations around the world. 

  • China Agricultural University, Peking University, and Tsinghua University | Beijing
  • CIEE/University of Ghana | Legon, Ghana
  • City University of Hong Kong | Hong Kong
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University-UM Joint Institute | Shanghai, China
  • University of Cantabria | Santander, Spain
  • VinUniversity | Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Westlake University | Hangzhou, China
  • Yonsei University | Seoul, South Korea
  • Zhejiang University International Campus | Haining, China

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