The International Programs Office hopes you had a wonderful, rewarding experience abroad. Now that you are back , please complete Module 2 of Dr. Bruce LaBrack's "What's Up with Culture" online tutorial. Please be aware of the Ten top Immediate Reentry Challenges by Dr. Bruce LaBrack.
Complete the Online Evaluation for your Program! Please take the time to complete our online evaluation of your program. Your feedback is essential so that we may maintain and further improve upon the quality of our international programs. We believe that by completing this evaluation it will also serve to help you reflect upon your experience. A few notes about the online evaluation:
Please check your email and your program's official Facebook page for the link to the online evaluation.
Thank you in advance for your help in assuring quality programming for future participants!
Also, we welcome you to become involved in any of the following international on-campus organizations.
Become a peer mentor to another student going abroad. Interested students can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a Cortland Study Abroad Promoter (CSAP): you will be trained by International Programs staff to help you develop presentation skills. Then, you will visit SUNY Cortland classes to promote our numerous study abroad programs and to share your unique experience abroad with other interested students. Take a look at the Cortland Study Abroad Promoters Internship Program Page to apply!
SUNY Cortland's Conversation Partners Program (see below for more information)
Visit the list of Active Clubs and Organizations for more information on:
Model United Nations
La Familia Latina
ACME (Asian Cultural and Media Experience)
International Awareness Club
Need a transcript to document your experience abroad? Please contact the SUNY Cortland's Registrar's Office
The International Programs Office (IPO) is offering internships to return study abroad participants interested in promoting study abroad to SUNY Cortland students.
The Study Abroad Peer Advisors (Formerly CSAP) Internship Program is designed to increase the awareness of study abroad programs on the Cortland campus. Promotions will include student presentations that will provide personal stories and knowledge of study abroad in the attempt to inform and generate student interest in studying abroad. Peer Advisors are also encouraged to explore other means by which to connect with students including, but not limited to, social networking, video blogs, and written articles in student interest publications.
Read the Position Description and complete an Application on the Study Abroad Peer Advisors Internship Page by August 23, 2018 to apply for the fall semester!
English for Academic Purposes Courses
International students can take Advanced EAP (English for Academic Purposes) courses, designed to prepare you for the rigors of SUNY Cortland's content courses and help you improve your academic skills for your entire college career. All new matriculated undergraduate and graduate students who are non-native English speakers participate in a required academic language assessment during orientation so instructors can evaluate which support courses are needed. Exchange students make take the courses with permission from the instructor.
ICC 145 ACADEMIC LANGUAGE & UNIVERSITY PRACTICES 3 CREDITS 2x PER WEEK
Different majors have different expectations when it comes to writing style and conventions. Learn about the foundations of good writing and apply your knowledge to specially-designed activities related to your major.
ICC 147 ACADEMIC GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY 1.5 CREDITS 1x PER WEEK
Develop a ‘dynamite’ academic vocabulary and learn how specific grammatical structures ‘associate’ with specific vocabulary for the production of great writing.
ICC 149 ACADEMIC LISTENING & SPEAKING 1.5 CREDITS 1x PER WEEK
Improve your presentational, note-taking, and academic speaking skills. Learn special strategies to improve your listening and pronunciation.
International Student Seminar
Undergraduate degree-seeking students will be part of the International Student Learning Community, designed to help you succeed at SUNY Cortland. All incoming undergraduate international students are required to take IS Seminar (International Student Seminar), a 1-credit course specially designed to help you transition into a new cultural and social environment. U.S. American students serve as your peer mentors in the course. Exchange students and graduate students may take the course with permission from the instructor.
ICC 143 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SEMINAR 1 CREDIT 1x PER WEEK
Engages students in critical thinking about their personal, academic and social development as they make the transition to SUNY Cortland.
The Academic Support and Achievement Program (ASAP)
ASAP offers its services to students who need assistance in learning how to take U.S. American-style exams and prepare U.S. American-style reports or essays. This program also offers tutoring and sessions on how to study, take notes and organize your time more effectively. The services of the Academic Support and Achievement Program are free. Call 607-753-4309 to make an appointment or make an online appointment.
Conversation Partners Program!
This extra-curricular program partners internationals students with U.S. American students. Students will meet1-2 hours per week with the goal of fostering interaction, easing the transition of international students into the SUNY Cortland college community, and to provide an opportunity for domestic and international students to exchange language practice.
Are you a student at Cortland who wants to meet people from other parts of the world?
Are you a SUNY Cortland international student who wants to meet U.S. students?
If so, join the Conversation Partner Program!
When you join this program, you will be partnered with an international student and learn about each other's cultures.
To join, please fill out the appropriate application below and return it to:
International Programs Office
Old Main, Room 219
Cortland, NY 13045
Remember to look for publicity and announcements for a general interest meeting in your SUNY Cortland e-mail in the beginning of the semester!
*This program is co-sponsored by the SUNY Cortland International Learning Community and the International Programs Office
The International Awareness Club (IAC) promotes the discussion of and concern for global affairs. The club hopes to increase student interest in the world, with the involvement of our staff and faculty on campus.
Advisor: Sharon Steadman, International Studies
Photo and Video Contest
**DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MARCH 20th, 2018!!**
Open to all students who studied abroad during Fall 2017 and Winter 2018!
We know you took a lot of fabulous photos - enter your favorite photos in 5 Categories and have a chance to win!
1. The World as Your Classroom: Academic insights gained outside of the traditional walls of a classroom.
2. Cortland Abroad: Photos of Cortland students abroad. Wearing Cortland logos or holding a cutout of Blaze are a plus!
3. Culture & Customs: Unique cultural comparisons or observations from your time abroad.
4. A Different Perspective: Landscapes, Cityscapes, or Mindscapes that changed your perspective.
5. Global Headlines: Newsworthy topics you observed firsthand.
Entering the Photo Contest is easy -
Submit your photos online using the Photo Submission Form. You must have a Google Account to access the form. Don't have a Google Account? Email email@example.com for more information on how to enter.
Be sure to review the Study Abroad Photo Contest Guidelines.
The Study Abroad Video Contest will also take place during Fall 2018. Please visit this page in August for an update on how to enter the Video Contest.
Winners will be announced and first, second, and third place photos will be displayed on campus later in the Spring 2018 semester.
We look forward to receiving your entries!
(All awards provided courtesy of the ASC Grant)