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Walk Across America with ISSS!

Start our month-long trek across this country without ever leaving Albany! During the month of April, count the number of steps you take each day and total them up at the end of the week. We will combine your steps with everyone's totals and convert them into miles (2200 steps = 1 mile). Let’s see how far our feet would take us from UAlbany to Los Angeles. The more people who get involved, the farther and faster we will go.

Just log in once a week and give us your total number of steps walked. We will plot the course on a map, which you can find in the Campus Center near the food court. We will also send weekly “postcards from the road” to give you information about the locations we have reached along our trek. Use your own smartphone pedometer app or get one of a limited number of free pedometers, courtesy of Campus Recreation.

Log your steps here.

Tax Information for International Students & Scholars

Image of several tax formsAll international students and scholars who were in the US in 2014 must submit a tax form.  The form(s) you submit will depend upon your individual situation.

Carefully read through the Tax Information Sheet for details.

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Important Reminders
  • Non-resident students should not use software or tax services designed for US citizens. This would include services such are TurboTax, H&R Block, etc. These services are not designed to include the tax treaties that apply to most international students
  • You must get a code from ISSS if you wish to use Sprintax.
  • It is important that receive help that is appropriate to your status as a Non-Resident, unless you have been in the US long enough to be considered a resident for tax purposes.
  • Tax Returns must be postmarked by midnight on April 15. Form 8843 is due June 15.


Join the International Friendship Partners Program

International Friendship Partners is BACK! Sign up for more opportunities of language & cultural exchange with students from all over the world!

New this semester: You can EARN CREDITS with our program!

Get more details here.

It's a rewarding experience to learn about new cultures and share your own with your international UAlbany peers. Click to view the application.


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.

Click here to retrieve your new I-94 record.


Contact Information

International Student & Scholar Services

Science Library G-40
University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222 U.S.A.

Office Hours:

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Advisement 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Monday through Friday

Email: isss@albany.edu

Phone 518-591-8189
Fax: 518-591-8171

International Student Advising Hours:

Main Campus: Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm in Science Library G40

Downtown Campus: Tuesdays from 10:00-12:00 noon in Husted Hall 114 (near the dining area)

East Campus (School of Public Health): Thursdays from 12:00-2:00pm pm in Student Affairs Room 120

International Insurance Office

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST
Monday through Friday

Email: IntInsurance@albany.edu

Phone: (518) 591-8185
Fax: (518) 591-8171