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A photo of Oedaemun Gate, a historical landmark in central Seoul. Adapting to daily life in Seoul is much harder than a New Yorker would expect. JENNA ZAZA/THE STATESMAN

Adapting to life in Seoul after living in New York City

Jenna Zaza, Arts and Culture Editor April 9, 2024
As an exchange student from such a chaotic city, I was unprepared for the culture shocks of seemingly-minute activities of everyday life in South Korea. 
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Sinleedogas picturesque Hanok courtyard beckons visitors with its tranquil ambiance and timeless charm. This photo was taken Feb. 23. In the warmer months, the courtyard overflows with vibrant greenery. JENNA ZAZA/THE STATESMAN 

Top 5 must visit cafes in Seoul, Korea that might not show up in your social media feeds

Jenna Zaza, Arts and Culture Editor March 19, 2024

This new feature in The Statesman will be written by our writers currently in Stony Brook University’s study abroad programs. It will feature their experiences and tips for studying and traveling...

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A laptop in a backpack. AMY CHEN/THE STATESMAN

The burden on international SBU students is synchronous

Chris Cumella January 14, 2021
Synchronous courses have posed a challenge for international students, forcing them to adopt schedules that result in irregular sleep patterns.
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The outside of the administration building after campus has shut down. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University cancels summer study abroad programs

Samantha Robinson March 24, 2020
The International Academics Programs (IAP) noted that the U.S. Department of State declared all international travel to be a “Global Level 4 Health Advisory - Do Not Travel.” 
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SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Confirmed COVID-19 cases on three SUNY campuses

Brianne Ledda March 15, 2020
The State University of New York (SUNY) confirmed cases of students with COVID-19 at three campuses as of March 13, according to an email from SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson.
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Advisory levels provided from the Department of State of the United States, from low to high regarding safety and security risk. PUBLIC DOMAIN

COVID-19: SUNY flying home students abroad

Brianne Ledda March 4, 2020
The State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) are chartering flights from South Korea, Italy and Japan to bring home students studying abroad in the wake of the coronavirus, or COVID-19.
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The True Art: Study abroad through the eyes of a student

The True Art: Study abroad through the eyes of a student

John Scalamandre January 28, 2016
Every year thousands of students flock to Rome, Florence and other Italian cities in order to study abroad—to live and learn among a culture that is not their own.
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A dong-heon, or main office building, of the provincial government complex in the Korean Folk Village. The dong-heon was where the governor performed his duties as administrator. (CHRISTOPHER CAMERON / THE STATESMAN)

A close-up look inside SUNY Korea: Part III

Christopher Cameron August 27, 2015
Take a look as the Study Abroad program visits the cultural attractions of the Korean Folk Village and marvels at technological advancements in the Samsung Innovation Museum.
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A Buddhist ritual signalling the end of the day being performed by one of the temples monks. Buddhism emphasizes teaching not just humans, but all life on earth. As a result, the ceremony is meant for the surrounding forest just as much as the temple itself. (CHRISTOPHER CAMERON / THE STATESMAN)

A close-up look inside SUNY Korea: Part II

Christopher Cameron August 16, 2015
You may have seen an earlier gallery of Stony Brook University’s Study Abroad program at SUNY Korea, but that was not all the campus had to offer.
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The SUNY Oswego program offers a semester abroad at the oldest university in Cuba, the Universidad de La Habana. McCLATCHY DC / TNS

New US-Cuba relations opens doors for more travel

Kelly Frevele February 3, 2015
New diplomatic relations with Cuba are going to mean more than fancy cigars and chocolates for United States citizens.
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Campus Spotlight: Professor adds flare to studying abroad

Cassandra Maddox February 26, 2014
New to Stony Brook University’s campus and Long Island, New York, Assistant Professor Joseph Pierce drinks his mate (pronounced ma-tay), an Argentinian herbal tea, from a small gourd at his desk. He is well dressed in a tailored-to-fit houndstooth suit and his tame shoulder-length hair makes him the ideal subject of hair envy. But he is more than perfect hair.
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Campus Spotlight: Patricia Wright brings lemurs to IMAX

Elizabeth Morgan February 10, 2014
We have all seen at least one of the Madagascar movies portraying comical cartoon animals struggling for a home in the wild. However, this spring, a new movie titled “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” will be released about the real fight for survival of lemurs in Madagascar. Spearheading the production of this movie, not to mention the entire conservation effort it represents, is Stony Brook anthropology professor Dr. Patricia Wright.
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