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Education Abroad Programs

Opportunities exist for study abroad in summer, winter intersession and during the academic year. There are a variety of countries, subject matters and languages to choose from. Some recent summer offerings include programs in: the Bahamas, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, England and Scotland. Winter intersession has offered programs in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Ghana, Italy, Jordan and Uganda. During the academic semester or year, Hunter students can participate in a study abroad program in Costa Rica and in exchanges with Queen Mary College of the University of London, Nebrija University in Madrid, University of Amsterdam, Meji Gakuin University in Yokohama, Japan as well as with the three main campuses (Melbourne, Geelong and Warnabul) of Deakin University in Australia. Additional information about Hunter programs is available on the Education Abroad website.

Besides the programs organized by Hunter College, students can participate in the study abroad programs of other CUNY colleges, as well as CUNY-wide exchanges. More information about these programs can be found at Hunter students also have the option of participating in programs offered by SUNY colleges. More information is available at

Finally, Hunter College belongs to the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) and all USAC programs are open to Hunter students. For more information go to

The Study Abroad office is located on the 14th floor of the East Building.

Continuing Education Programs

Continuing Education Programs at Hunter College offers non-credit courses for adults in a variety of disciplines. Classes in academic skill development, personal finance, nursing, foreign languages, creative writing, fitness, computers, business and professional development. A variety of Professional Certificate Programs—such as Interpretation/Translation, Legal Studies, Medical Coding and Billing, Computer Programming and Graphic Design—are also offered. Whether students are new to the workforce, looking for a career change or simply looking to learn a new skill, our continuing education programs are designed to enhance professional development and personal enrichment. For more information about the classes offered, call (212) 650-3850 or visit the Continuing Education Website.

The International English Language Institute (IELI)

IELI is a noncredit, continuing-education program offering courses in English as a second language to students from all over the world. Students at the IELI actively learn and use new skills to develop their fluency, accuracy and confidence in the English language. Classes for beginner through advanced levels are taught in the morning, afternoon, evening and on weekends. Students may register for full- or part-time programs. Preparation classes for the CUNY Assessment Tests and TOEFL are available to advanced-level students. Students who present proof of successfully completing the most advanced levels of the IELI program are not required to submit TOEFL scores as a part of their admission process to Hunter and other CUNY colleges. For individuals interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages,we offer a Certificate program in TESOL. For more information call (212) 772-4292 or visit the Continuing Education Website.

The Writing Center through Continuing Education at Hunter College

The Lewis Burke Frumkes  Center for Writing and Culture  through Continuing Education Programs at Hunter College offers an exciting cultural showcase of special topic courses and literary events since joining the CUNY Hunter community in September 2010. In addition to helping students gain knowledge in classes, The Lewis Burke Frumkes Center for Writing and Culture pushes to educate students outside of the typical classroom environment by offering free literary events throughout the semester where students have the unique opportunity to listen to their favorite authors speak and partake in a question and answer session with the audience.

For more information, call (212) 772-4294 or visit the Lewis Burke Frumkes  Center for Writing and Culture Web site

Parliamo Italiano

Parliamo Italiamo, an Italian curriculum offers Italian Language courses using a proven method developed by the founding director, Francis Lally. Parliamo Italiano offers courses for all levels—days, evenings, and Saturdays. Cultural workshops provide students with an understanding of  Italian history and traditions while conversation circles allow students to practice their speaking skills. For more information about the classes offered, call (212) 774-4793 or visit the web site at