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Step-by-Step Process


Step 1: Select a Program


Step 2: Apply for a Program


Submit the application

Submit the application for your program and on-campus housing.

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commit to the program

Once accepted to your GSI program, you will receive an email asking you to ‘COMMIT’ to the program in your application portal.


set up your student accounts

You will receive a Stony Brook ID number and be asked to create a login to your student accounts.

Student Accounts


request an i-20

Global Academic and Intensive English Programs only.  You will receive an email from Visa & Immigration Services to request an I-20 for your student visa.

make a deposit

Intensive English Program only.  You will be asked to make a non-refundable deposit of $200 to confirm your participation. You will receive an email with payment instructions.



Step 3: Apply for a Visa

Determine your visa requirements and apply for your visa.




Step 4: Make Flight Arrangements

Review housing check-in and check-out dates and airport transportation information prior to making flight arrangements.

Check-In & Out Dates

Airport Transportation



Step 5: Make a Payment

All tuition and fees must be paid in full two weeks before the program begins.

Tuition & Fees



Step 6: Pack for Your Trip

Review our packing tips to make sure you bring everything you need during your program.

Packing Tips



Step 7: Travel to Campus

Air Transportation

Housing Check-In



Step 8: Attend Orientation

Check-in with GSI and get important information about your program, the campus, and GSI activities during Orientation.

Important Dates



Step 9: Enjoy the Program!

Take advantage of GSI cultural activities and meet up with your Global Student Ambassador.

Excursions & Events

Global Student Ambassadors