International Student & Scholar Services
The City University of New York (CUNY) is home to approximately 11,000+ international students in F and J status representing more than 100 countries. The University values its diversified student population. As a result, CUNY is committed to assist international students in adjusting to the academic requirements and to the cultural practices of the University by creating a supportive environment that is conducive to the students’ needs. The area of International Student and Scholar Services strives to position CUNY as a “World-Class” institution. The goal and objective of this office and in alignment with the CUNY Master Plan, is to work in tandem with campus administrators and:
The staff also initiates, coordinates, and sponsors student development activities around issues that will enable them to become effective global citizens in the current global environment.
CUNY's International Student Guide website contains important information that will help you transition into life as a CUNY student. If you have any additional questions, you should call or visit your college's international student office.
International student insurance is now available through the CUNY-UnitedHealthcare insurance plan . Whether you are a J-1 student who is required to maintain insurance coverage or an F-1 student who wants access to comprehensive and affordable medical care, you may choose to apply for insurance coverage through this plan. Click here for more information about insurance requirements for international students.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK
November 12-22, 2013
The U. S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education established International Education Week to “celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.” This initiative is intended to “promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States."
A wide-range of global education and international student engagement activities are being conducted throughout CUNY. Check out the CUNY International Education Week Events Calendar <pdf>. Also contact the colleges’ international student and study abroad offices for updates and more events.
CUNY Student Forum on Innovation & Constructive Entrepreneurship