What International Students Need to Know


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Fall Semester August December
Spring Semester January May
Summer Intensive ESL Program July August 



Click here for a complete list of academic areas including degrees offered at SUNY Cobleskill.


For Graduating High School and Transfer Students

Graduating High School and Transfer students who are interested in enrolling in a degree program at SUNY Cobleskill should check the website.


Exchange Students

SUNY Cobleskill welcomes international visiting students from its partner institutions. For more information, please check with the international office at your home institution, or contact Dr. Susan Jagendorf.



SUNY Cobleskill is a very safe campus in Central New York State, 40 minutes west of Albany and 4 hours north of New York City.



Students live in residence halls or apartments in the Cobleskill area. On-campus housing is guaranteed. Off-campus housing opportunities are subject to availability.

Freshmen (first year students) must live on campus.



Meal plans are available on campus. Students housed on campus purchase meal plans. Students who live off campus may also purchase meals on campus. Otherwise, they can prepare food in their apartments.



There is bus transportation from SUNY Cobleskill to Albany, the capital of New York State. Albany is 40 minutes away.

Bus and train transportation to New York City, Boston and other cities are available from Albany. Taxi service from Cobleskill to Albany is available.


Health Insurance

All international students will purchase international health insurance at SUNY Cobleskill. The cost is approximately $500(US) for one semester (fall or spring). There is a hospital in Cobleskill and health services are available at the college.



Information about what to bring to SUNY Cobleskill is available. Late spring, summer and early fall are mild; winters can be quite cold and snowy.