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Study Abroad Opportunities through SUNY New Paltz. Use this guide to learn more about the cultures and regions of the world where New Paltz has programs.
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A Sample of Books from our Collection about cultural immersion, cross-cultural encounters, and travel.

And there's Much More!  Just ask!

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Words without borders : the world through the eyes of writers - edited by Samantha Schnee
Call Number: Stacks PN6019 .W67 2007
ISBN: 9781400079759
Publication Date: 2007

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Disgrace - J.M. Coetzee
Call Number: Stacks PR9369.3.C58 D5 1999
ISBN: 0670887315
Publication Date: 1999

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Interpreter of maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri
Call Number: Stacks PS3562.A316 I58 1999
ISBN: 9780395927205
Publication Date: 1999

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Call Number: REFERENCE GT 150 C85


Where Should I Study??

The Library can't advise where you should go abroad -- for that we refer you to the Center for International Programs.

The resources on this guide will help you to get to know the region of the world where you're thinking about studying.  Our library is a rich resource of

  • Primary documents: treaties, speeches, creative works, government and travel information
  • Analysis: News, political and economic information
  • Books and other resources about the cultural-exchange experience.

We also link you to news and other information from the universities who have cooperative agreements with the CIP's Study Abroad Program.


Databases: Important background information on a country or region


Outside-the-Box Databases


  • What is the history and culture of the place where you want to study? 
  • What is the region known for? 
  • Folklore?  Art?  Music?
  • What important events shaped the region?

Here are a few electronic tools to help you reflect on these ideas


Artstor Digital Library.  Historical and contemporary Art and images from around the world


Films on Demand: Documentary and educational films


Naxos Music Library: Concert Music, Jazz and World Music

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