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SUNY COIL Global Commons

SUNY COIL Global Commons

Welcome to the SUNY COIL Global Commons Program
Scheduled for July 6th to August 15th!

Complete the intake form and enroll in the Global Commons Program.

Enroll Now!

Enrollment deadline is June 15th

During this six-week, six-credit program, you will join other SUNY students to take action on one of six selected Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in partnership with a community based or non-governmental organization (CBO or NGO).

CBOs and NGOs are doing important work with communities around the world, often operating with few resources. In this time of global pandemic, these resources are being stretched even further. The projects you complete with these organizations will help tell their story, from their perspective, and give them materials they can use in their work, right now. Here are two example videos of organizations you may work with, and the kinds of projects they would like your help with:

Kibbutz Lotan, Center for Creative Ecology
Friends of Brakenhurst Forest CBO

You will gain skills in storytelling, intercultural communications, and collaborative project development by telling the story of one of these partner organizations Coursework on intercultural storytelling and international perspectives on the SDG you’re interested in will provide concepts and knowledge that you will apply to the project.

Registration for the program includes two courses: Intercultural Storytelling for Sustainable Development and one of the SDG-focused courses:

  1. International Perspectives on Poverty
  2. International Perspectives on Gender Equality
  3. International Perspectives on Climate Action
  4. International Perspectives on Sustainable Cities and Communities
  5. International Perspectives on Reducing Inequalities
  6. International Perspectives on Good Health and Well-being
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Program Timeline

At the beginning of the program, you’ll learn about the partner organizations and the projects you could work on. You’ll work on these projects with students from many SUNY campuses along with contacts from our international partner organizations from around the world. Projects will be conducted and presented in English.

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Full Program Description

Project

You will work on a storytelling project based on the needs of the community based or nonprofit organization you work with, along with telling the organization’s story. You will interact with staff at the partner organization, having the opportunity to hear them talk about their work, their culture and their needs. You will be able to apply what you learn in the Intercultural Storytelling course in developing the story, and you will be able to analyze the actions taken by the organization in relation to the SDG you’re studying.

You will learn more about the organization you and your peers will partner with during the first week of the program. Here are two example videos of organizations you may work with, and the kinds of projects they would like your help with.

Questions?

Program FAQs

If you have questions about registration, credit transfer, tuition or financial aid, please contact the study abroad office on your campus.

If you are from a college or university outside of the SUNY system, please contact begin@esc.edu for information on how to register.

If you have general questions about the program, please contact coilinfo@suny.edu

 

The SUNY COIL Global Commons virtual study abroad program will be offered from July 6 through August 15 of 2020.
Complete the intake form and enroll in the Global Commons Program.

Enroll Now!

Enrollment deadline is June 15th
 
Office of Global Affairs