Additional Resources

We at the Office of International Education and Programs want to make sure that our students are as informed as possible. This includes providing you with tips and suggestions from students who have previously studied abroad with us. Below you'll find an ongoing collection of resources grouped by:

  • General Travel Tips
  • Air, Rail, Bus, and Travel Companies
  • Smartphone Info + Apps


Pre-departure (new)

General pre-departure

Now that you're just about ready to take off and start your new abroad experience, there are some points that you should consider. From money to medicine, housing to what to pack, there are many things you should begin thinking about. Have a look through our pre-departure guides for you to both inform yourself and begin the pre-departure dialogue with your parents, advisors and program specialist.

Articles + Blogs

ENG 485 is a hands-on practicum for English majors seeking real-world experience in designing and implementing writing projects outside the classroom. These ENG 485 interns have partnered with the Office of International Education to create a series of articles on various internationally-themed topics.

International Education and Programs

The Office of International Education and Programs is responsible for education abroad, international student and scholar services and recruiting. OIEP manages programs abroad from all four schools and colleges. OIEP supports international activities of the university’s academic departments, provides support for faculty members and departments to internationalize, and encourages a vibrant international campus culture.

Study abroad mentor

What is a study abroad mentor?

A study abroad mentor is meant to be an approachable and informative resource for students interested in studying abroad. SAMs will provide information based on first-hand, honest experiences from their time abroad.  SAMs should be motivated and energetic about study abroad and very willing to motivate other students to study abroad.  This position will grant students who have studied abroad an opportunity to share their knowledge, memories, and advice to others interested in the study abroad process.

Exchange Applications

We are pleased that you are interested in studying as an exchange student at SUNY Oswego.

Please download and complete the exchange application and send it as an attachment to by the deadline listed below.

DEADLINE: Applications should be complete and received by the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Office by: