Fulbright Gateway Orientation 2011
Albany skyline at night

About the Capital Region


The New York Capital Region, focused on Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga Springs, is strategically located at the heart of the U.S. Northeast, balancing a vibrant and energetic metropolitan atmosphere with its beautiful and scenic surroundings. Albany offers a rich historic landscape reflected in our multiethnic and cosmopolitan population and a great variety of impressive architecture, parks and cultural attractions. There are multiple sites for outdoor and indoor recreation, including internationally recognized museums, galleries and performing arts venues, and a wide range of restaurants and shopping locations.

To learn more about Albany visit the following sites:

The Official Site of the City of Albany New York
Albany's newspaper The Times Union

Our Neighbors

In addition to the exciting opportunities in the city of Albany, the neighboring cities of Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs provide an array of nightlife activities, theatre options and historic downtown districts.

City of Troy

Visit Troy NY.com
The Official Site of the City of Troy
Troy's RiverSpark Visitor Center


The Official Site of the City of Schenectady
Say Schenectady.org
Schenectady's newspaper The Daily Gazette

Saratoga Springs

Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
Saratoga's newspaper The Saratogian

Travel Access

The Albany - Schenectady - Troy metropolitan area is at the center of “Tech Valley,” which stretches more than 250 miles along the Hudson River, encompassing 18 counties along the eastern edge of New York State.   A one hour drive takes you to the Berkshires or Adirondacks and with frequent Amtrak and Greyhound services Albany is just three hours drive or train ride from Boston, New York City and Montreal. Albany also provides easy access to neighboring states as Albany International Airport is served by a wide range of airlines, including Southwest, and offers direct scheduled flights to 19 North American cities.

New York State

The Official New York State Tourism Website

Boston, Massachussets

The Official Site of the City of Boston

New York City

The Official Site of New York City

Montreal, Canada

The Official Montreal Tourism Website

The 50 states and Beyond

Albany International Airport


This activity is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as part of its Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship international exchange program supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world.
For more information, visit fulbright.state.gov.

This activity is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Presented by University at Albany.

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs
AMIDEAST - America-Mideast Educational and Training Services Fulbright Program Institute of International Education LASPAU - Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas

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