Moving to a new environment usually requires some period of adjustment. This adjustment can be difficult. There are many resources available to you both on and off campus as an international student at Buffalo State.
This page provides links to useful information for new international students adjusting to campus life in America. There are links to information about import campus services, student visas, student travel documentation, and local transportation.
Successfully navigate your way around campus by using a campus map.
For additional resources, visit the International Student Affairs Office in Campbell Student Union Room 400 or visit their website.
There are many important departments, offices, and facilties on campus. Here are some you should make sure to familiarize yourself with:
Free individual and group counseling services to address concerns such as cultural adjustments, academic problems, depression, homesickness, racial/ethnic bias, interpersonal conflicts, stress management, and more.
Information on meal plans, Bengal Bucks, Dining Dollars, as well as dining locations and nutrition tools.
The center includes high performance exercise equipment, consisting of the latest in cardiovascular and strength training technology.
International Student Affairs Office
The Office of International Student Affairs is delighted to help and serve you as you enter the exciting world of an international student/scholar at Buffalo State.
Supports and enhances your college experience through a dynamic residential life program that provides opportunities for individual growth and development for a diverse residential population.
University Police officers promote safety and security on campus.
Find all the textbooks, school supplies, and Buffalo State apparel you need.
Weigel Health Center
Weigel Health Center provides health and wellness services for all registered students. Most services are provided at little or no cost.
There are many scholarships and fellowships available to you as an international student. Some may even be provided by your own government. Contact your embassy or your ministry of education for more information, since there are many awards which require you to be nominated by your government. There may also be private organizations in your home country that provide support for study in the U.S. Businesses, foundations, and religious groups might have funds available.
If you wish to obtain a driver's license or register a motor vehicle in New York State, you will be required to provide a Social Security number or a letter from the Social Security Administration indicating that you are not eligible for a number.
Please check the USCIS website for the most current guidelines for student visas and employment.
If you work in the US during your studies or even receive a scholarship or fellowship, you are expected to file state and federal tax return.
For the most up to date information on student visas, please contact the International Student and Scholar Services in-person South Wing 410, by phone (716) 878-5331, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the following links for more information about maintaining your student visa: