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:
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:
Need a transcript to document your experience abroad? Please contact SUNY Cortland's Student Registration and Record Services Office.
In the Fall of 2019, the International Programs Office began hosting a welcome (back) reception each semester for all new students and those students returning from study abroad programs. This event helps to inform students about international program opportunities and provides an opportunity for international and domestic students to get to know each other. It also allows our students to interact with various staff and faculty from across the campus whose work takes an international focus.
Typically held at the end of the first week of classes, this event features music, a photo booth, international foods, and activities, such as a framed cork board map where students can stick a pin into where they are from (international students), where they studied abroad (study abroad students) or where they would like to travel (any student).
These events will be advertised to the campus community in the weeks leading up to the start of the semester via email, social media, and our website. If you have specific questions about the International Welcome (Back) Receptions, please contact the IPO at email@example.com.
Please see the gallery below for photos from our last few receptions.
The International Programs Office wants to honor your international experience, whether it be studying abroad, as an international student studying at SUNY Cortland, or to honor your cultural or national heritage. To this end, we offer students the opportunity to purchase a flag sash to wear at graduation, featuring the SUNY Cortland logo and up to three different national flags on the other. The IPO partners with a company called Vision Wear to create the sashes. Students are able to purchase the sashes at a drastically reduced rate thanks to an ASC Grant in the spring semester prior to graduation.
To further honor our students, we began holding an international graduation sash ceremony in 2019. The ceremony involves remarks from the IPO, the President of SUNY Cortland, and student representatives, along with photos from students’ experiences. (See images from the 2019 ceremony below) Due to COVID, the ceremony was unable to happen in 2020, but we were still able to honor our students via photo submissions and graduate profiles on our social media. (See graduate profiles gallery below) For 2021, we hope to do both a virtual ceremony and graduate profiles on social media. More details will be available soon.
An email from the IPO will be sent to the entire campus each spring regarding how to order a sash. If you have questions regarding the international graduation sash or ceremony, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2019 Graduation Sash Ceremony
Spring 2020 International Graduation Sash Contest/Profiles