The Office of International Education functions as a center for recruitment and retention of international students for individuals who currently hold or are seeking F1 or J1 student visas or are on other valid, non-immigrant categories authorized to engage in academic studies. It is committed to providing the highest level of service and advice on immigration guidelines, cultural adaptation, campus quality of life, professional and personal goals, academic matters, and community involvement. The OIE strives to promote diversity through responsible recruitment practices and service excellence.
All international students should contact the Office of International Education for information related to U.S. immigration regulatory documents that must be provided to the OIE concurrently with formal application to the College and as part of the admission process. Continuous communication with the prospective student prior to arrival is a priority to effectively transition the student to the USA or transfer while in the United States. Upon review of application material and acceptance to the College, an I-20 or DS 2019, where applicable, will be issued promptly by the Office of International Education for U.S. Embassy/Consulate Office purposes.
A comprehensive international student orientation for all new and transfer students to SUNY Oneonta is given just prior to the start of the semester and is student-focused, addressing the unique needs of international students. The OIE hosts on and off-campus activities such as field trips, special events, social gatherings, and guest speakers. There are a myriad of professional organizations associated with the College to enhance the educational experience and students are encouraged to balance their academic life with extracurricular endeavors while cultivating their gifts and talents.
SUNY Oneonta offers several study abroad opportunities for its students through the Office of International Education and faculty-led trips through the Office of Continuing Education. Oneonta students also have access to the SUNY-wide system that offers more than 450 exchange and direct study abroad programs in more than 60 countries, of which SUNY Oneonta is a part.
For more information, contact:
The Office of International Education
103 Alumni Hall
Oneonta, New York 13820
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