SUNY has been successful in recent years in the development of dual diploma programs between SUNY campuses and universities abroad at the undergraduate and graduate levels. These programs integrate the degree curriculum from a SUNY campus with an international partner, students spend up to half of their study at each university, and when they complete the program they receive two diplomas, one from each of the partners. Dual Diploma programs are proving to be a significant and desirable form of international education that provides students a sound curriculum, a rich international experience, and the enhanced credentials of diplomas from two universities.
Graphic Design: Purchase College - Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) In September 2005, Chancellor John R. Ryan joined President Thomas Schwartz of SUNY Purchase and Rector Jose Morales Orozco of the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) in Mexico City in Purchase where they signed an agreement establishing a new dual diploma undergraduate program in Graphic Design. Students will begin to enroll in this program in fall 2006. They will divide the fours years of their undergraduate study between Purchase College and UIA.