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.

Getting Started

Your journey starts here.

SUNY Oswego offers 80+ programs in more than 30 countries. With options ranging from one week to one year long, there is a program to fit your academic schedule and budget.

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About Oswego, New York

Oswego, New York, with a population of approximately 18,000, is conveniently located 45 minutes northwest of Syracuse and 80 minutes east of Rochester. Frequent bus service between Oswego and Syracuse is available along with connecting service throughout the northeastern U.S. by bus, train, and plane. New York City and Boston are about a five- to six- hour drive from Oswego while Canadian cities such as Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto are about 3-5 hours from campus by road. All of these cities are within 60 minutes by plane.