Syracuse University

For international students

Syracuse University's diversity extends far beyond its variety of academic programs. Our students come from all 50 states and more than 115 foreign countries. International students make up about 10 percent of our total student population, and nearly 50 percent of domestic students choose to study abroad each year. We strive to enrich our community by encouraging learning and exploration among all our students.

International students are an important part of our population, and SU has a number of offices and programs dedicated to helping them make the transition to our environments and have a safe, fulfilling experience.

Offices and programs of interest to international students:

The Lillian and Emanuel Slutzker Center for International Services supports international students as they adjust to the Syracuse University campus and community. The center handles issues such as immigration regulation, passports and visas, insurance, employment, and travel.

The Office of Admissions assists students with academic and other requirements international students must satisfy to attend the University.

The Tutoring and Study Center provides tutoring services to students who need extra help in their courses, and hires students as tutors.  Services are available for undergraduate and graduate students.

SU Student Employment Services provides job training and employment to students.

The English Language Institute offers international students concentrated study to improve English proficiency for academic or professional advancement.

Hendricks Chapel is an interfaith chapel that offers support, services, and programs specific to a variety of spiritual or religious traditions.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs supports and promotes the academic achievement, multicultural competence, social development, civic engagement, and retention of students of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups at SU.

The Counseling Center offers privileged and confidential crisis counseling, referrals, advocacy, and ongoing assistance for students addressing mental health, sexual misconduct and relationship violence, and substance abuse issues. It has experienced, licensed mental-health professionals, including psychologists, social workers, and a consulting psychiatrist on staff. Help is available 24 hours a day.

The Division of Student Affairs supports the student experience through a comprehensive set of programs designed to enhance learning, maximize responsible community engagement and promote the health and wellness of all students.