Here you will meet a vibrant group of students: they make the IS program truly exceptional.
Join them, explore the world, learn and contribute to inter-cultural understanding
and international cooperation.
SUNY Fredonia students having a break during an intensive study trip in Curitiba,
Brazil, where they learned about urban development. The fieldwork was directed by
professor Vassoler in January 2005.
A guided visit to the New Museum in Curitiba, Brazil (J-Term Study Abroad, 2005)
SUNY Fredonia students on the campus of the Curitiba Environmental University (Unilivre). Located
in the south of Brazil, Curitiba, a state capital, is internationally known for its
pursuit of urban sustainability through sensible mass transportation and environmental
policies. The study trip Jan 2005) was directed by Dr. Ivani Vassoler.
SUNY Fredonia students in Malinalco, Mexico, in a fieldtrip to research the effects
of NAFTA on rural Mexico (Jan 2006)
Professor Ivani Vassoler (left) with the director of El Rincon, a Malinalco-based
non-profit organization which supports and educates low-income Mexican children. (Study
SUNY Fredonia students on the campus of the National University of Mexico (Study Abroad,
In the summer of 2007, a group of 15 SUNY Fredonia students participated in a study
abroad program in Brazil, visiting 5 cities, where they learned about Brazilian culture,
politics and foreign relations. The study trip included an expedition in the heart
of the Amazon rainforest. Here the group having lunch with faculty members at University
Mackenzie, one of Brazil's leading higher education institutions.
Participants of a fieldtrip in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city (summer session 07)
International Meeting of the Latin
American Political Science Association
at the University of Costa Rica
Field trip in Jamestown, Virginia (March 2009)