Welcome to SUNY Oswego's International Language & Education Center (ILEC).   Housed in the Division of Extended Learning, ILEC offers several programs that help speakers of other languages to increase their English proficiency. Learn more about our programs below and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.  

International Student Academic Services

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Learn about events on campus, be involved in social life, meet new people, make friends with native speakers, learn about American culture and improve your English skills.

Office Of Learning Services (OLS)-Tutoring Center

Receive tutoring support for classes where you struggle. oswego.edu/ols/tutoring-center

Office Of Learning Services (OLS)-Writing Center

 Receive help with your writing assignment throughout the various stages of the writing process. oswego.edu/ols/writing-center

Write Ways Series

Attend Writing Center workshop series on plagiarism, study tips and tricks, grammar, writing for sciences .etc. and improve your writing skills.

Student Academic Success Specialists

Receive support in understanding and enhancing your GPA, time management, study and test taking strategies .etc. oswego.edu/ols/student-academic-success-specialists

Compass Career Services

Get assistance in undeclared, first year advisement, major exploration, career exploration, self-assessment, skill identification, resume development, career coaching, volunteer opportunities, service programs, alternative break programs. oswego.edu/compass

Penfield Library

Get access to free resources and services. The professional librarians with expertise in your academic discipline are ready to assist you with your assignments and research. Don't hesitate to ask for assistance at the library Help Desk or through the Ask a Librarian online servicei oswego.edu/library


 Online resource that provides instructional videos on a broad range of subjects. oswego.edu/lynda


Videos about American culture, business, education, sciences, health etc. oswego.kanopystreaming.com

International Language Services

Conversation Partner Program

An opportunity to make friends with domestic students, practice speaking English and learn about American culture. To sign up for the program, send an email to linda.lefevre@oswego.edu

International Coffee Hour

Speak in English about international events and cultures with domestic students. Groups meet on Mondays 3:30-5:00pm at 255 Marano Campus Center.

English Conversation Hour

A great opportunity for international students, scholars and their spouses/partners who wish to gain further experience speaking English as a foreign language.  If you are interested in attending the conversation hour please send an email to ebru.altay@oswego.edu

  • Date: Thursdays        
  • Time: 4pm - 5pm            
  • Location: Penfield Library - Lake Effect Conference Room 

International Student Services

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Offers international student orientation, cultural adjustment support, campus programs and events, advocacy for international students, SEVIS and administration compliance with federal immigration regulations. osweg o.edu/in ternational/international-student-and -scholar-services

Counseling Services Center

Get assistance in dealing with homesickness, understanding and adjusting to U.S. culture and way of life, coping with worries i.e. family problems back home, relationship concerns, academic pressures. oswego.edu/counseling-services

Disability Services

Accommodations for students that have documented physical, psychological, emotional or learning disabilities. oswego.edu/disability-services

Campus Resources for International Students, our brochure provides a wealth of helpful information about on campus services available to support international student success. Please feel free to  browse or  print the brochure.

Campus Activities & Services

The Point

Join a student club to meet domestic students and make friends. Gather around common interests to communicate and improve speaking, listening skills and learn about American culture. There are over 300 clubs to choose from such as; International Student Association, Alana-leadership, adopt-a-grandparent .etc. oswego.edu/point

Residence Life and Housing

Attend in-hall programs and activities to meet new people, make friends, practice English and learn about cultures. oswego.edu/residence-life-and-housing/living-and-learning

Campus Recreation

Attend activities to relieve stress, be active, be fit and make new friends to further improve your English skills. Intramural sports and activities offered include fitness classes, open gym, open swim, fun runs, and cooking classes .etc. oswego.edu/campus-recreationes

International News

For More Information Contact

SUNY Oswego
International Language Education Center
Division of Extended Learning
151 Marano Campus Center
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone 315.312.2270 | Fax 315.312.3078