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We Welcome International Students

Stony Brook is the home away from home for 4,685 international students from 110 countries.
The videos and testimonials below are their messages to prospective students and parents.

Testimonials

 

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Amr Ibrahim,
Freshman from Egypt

"I felt most welcomed to Stony Brook when I met the International Student Ambassadors, who welcomed me and directed through out the orientation."

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Roshani Ratnasingham,
Junior from Sri Lanka

"What made me feel most welcomed were the happy, smiley faces of the orientation staff, including the senior staff, the orientation leaders and the International Student Ambassadors who helped us throughout the week of orientation and eased our experience of a more smooth transition into college."

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Vanessa Cornelio,
Junior from the United Arab Emirates

"The International Student Organization is a family for me...Stony Brook has offered me a lot of opportunities to grow as a person, not just in my academic life, but in my overall personality."

 

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Hsin Jaw,
Senior from Taiwan

"When I moved into my dorm freshman year, my RA greeted me with the warmest smile ever. She was so helpful and would check up on me here and there to see whether I have any questions. She made my adjustment to Stony Brook an easy one."

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Helena Ge,
Junior from Brazil

"Stony Brook has a lot of offices located all over campus to assist international students."

HOW WE SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

A wide network of resources help our international students feel right at home from the very start.

As a new student, you'll be supported by the International Student Ambassadors, be able join our International Student Organization (ISO), and make new friends at iCafé, our bi-weekly academic and student services workshop.

Our academic advisors are supportive. They might do everything from helping you devise your first-semester schedule to recommending student resources, such as the writing center and tutoring centers.

Our Office of Global Affairs provides visa and immigration support, and hosts a global forum series on topics such as intercultural communication.

MORE WAYS WE SUPPORT STUDENTS

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