BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - SUNY Broome is reaching across the Atlantic to form its first transfer agreement with a university in another country.
Broome announced a memorandum of understanding with the University of Limerick in Ireland.
It will create a pathway for SUNY Broome students to transfer to Limerick after graduation to continue studies in math, business, and music at the school's prestigious Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.
Broome currently has 100 students majoring in music and upon gaining their associate's degree, they can go on to study voice, Irish music or world music at Limerick.
Academy Director Sandra Joyce says the school stresses both performance and academics.
"Students coming out of the Irish Royal Academy with a degree in performing arts will have both sides. They will be thinking performers and performing thinkers. And that is very much fundamental to our ethos, said Joyce.
Both schools say the agreement is a significant step toward a more international focus.
The partnership will also promote faculty and administrative exchanges.