News & Events
Be an International Friendship Partner next semester!
The International Friendship Partners is a series of programs designed to help both American and international students make friends with each other. Participants will also learn different cultures and languages through cultural activities. You can choose to participate in one or more programs listed below:
International Buddies Program: You will be helping new international students adjust to academic and community life at UAlbany.
Language & Cultural Exchange Program: The International Friendship Partners Program is designed to provide an opportunity for U.S. and international students to interact regularly on a small group basis outside of the classroom setting.
Community & Public Service Program: You can take RSSW 291 (2 credits) for meeting friends and doing cultural activities! Please find program syllabus in application.
For more information and apply to be an International Friendship Partner, CLICK HERE
Host Families Needed
Host families are needed for a few days in January 2015 for our new international students while they seek permanent housing.
Click to get more information about the program and to print out your application.
New U.S. CBP Automated I-94 System
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has begun its new automated I-94 arrival/departure record system. As international students, you will still receive an I-94. However, it will not be in the form of a small, white card stapled into your passport at the time of entry that many of you are used to. Instead, you will have an electronic I-94, which you will have to download and print from the CBP web site.
Please remember that ISSS needs a copy of any new documents you have been issued, including the I-94. Once you print out the new record, please provide a copy to ISSS.