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International Student and Scholar Services

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is delighted to help as you enter the exciting world of being an international student/scholar at SUNY Buffalo State. We serve more than 200 international students/scholars each year and assist students to make a successful transition to Buffalo State and the United States. Please visit the website for more information about everything pertaining to international students and scholars.

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Study Away (International Education)

The International Education Office offers several short-term study abroad programs for both students and faculty to travel to other countries as well as long-term exchange opportunities for students. We are committed to providing excellent service from the moment you contact our office to the completion of your program. For more information about the various programs SUNY has to offer, please visit the Study Away website or stop by South Wing 430.

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Intensive English Language Institute

English as a Second Language (ESL) program at SUNY Buffalo State is designed to assist students whose first language is not English with the language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking necessary to succeed in their academic programs. This non-degree, non-credit bearing program is particularly useful for students seeking admission to an academic program at Buffalo State as they prepare to enhance their language skills.

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Center for China Studies

The mission of the Center for China Studies at Buffalo State is to promote and coordinate research, scholarly exchanges, academic programs, and economic development with China. Center activities will advance the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of students, faculty, staff, and the general community in Western New York by providing an international perspective regarding China in the context of an ever-changing and diverse world.

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Sponsored International Programs

Buffalo State’s Sponsored International Programs office supports students, faculty, and staff in seeking funding, applying to, and participating in international research opportunities, mainly the Fulbright and the Rhodes Scholar programs.


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Center for Global Engagement

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Twin Rise South Wing 410 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-4620