Preparing for Study Abroad

Setting up an international experience takes thought, planning, research, and persistence, all of which will pay off immensely when you step off the airplane in another part of the world. All of your hard work will be rewarded.


To help you get started in the early planning process, spend some time looking through the links below. Also, set up a meeting with an international advisor – that person can answer many questions and guide you through the early stages of deciding what experience will be best for you, based on your academic and personal goals. Please note that you must meet with an international advisor in order to participate in any international education while a student at SUNY Cobleskill.


The information below is provided courtesy of each organization. While we appreciate the use of their websites, we cannot be responsible for the content. It is meant to provide general study abroad advice and knowledge, and some of the information may not apply to your situation or to SUNY Cobleskill and its policies.

For Students


SUNY Cobleskill Study Abroad Checklist


It's Your World: Student's Guide to Education Abroad
This is a comprehensive source of all things related to study abroad. A very good place to start.


The Center for Global Education – Study Abroad Student Handbook


What’s Up with Culture?   CLICK LINK
Online cultural training resource for study abroad.


U.S. Department of State - Travel Information
Resource for U.S. citizens traveling abroad, including passport and visa information.


Pre-Departure Tips - Abroad101


Health and Safety Abroad - Video Series


How to Study Abroad - YouTube Video


Why Study Abroad - YouTube Video


For Parents


Please feel free to contact an international advisor at SUNY Cobleskill with any questions you may have. We are happy to assist you. The link below will help with general study abroad questions and topics.


The Center for Global Education – Study Abroad Student Handbook