SUNY Cobleskill requires all travel arrangements (flight numbers/times, and train
or bus schedules to campus) 14 business days prior to coming to campus. You must report
this information to Dr. Susan Jagendorf-Sobierajski in the Office of International
The office is open Monday through Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm.
The office is closed Saturday and Sunday.
We recommend that you fly into Albany International Airport (ALB). That is the closest airport to SUNY Cobleskill. However, some international students arrive in the U.S. at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York City or Newark (EWR) Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. It is best to fly to Albany if you first arrive in Newark. If you are continuing by airplane to Albany International Airport (ALB), use only a direct, non-stop connecting flight.
While going through U.S. Customs upon arrival in the U.S., be sure to have your passport and I-20 student visa available to show U.S. Customs officials. You will need to claim your luggage and walk through U.S. Customs before rechecking your luggage again if you are flying to Albany International Airport.
(New York Penn Station (NYP) to Albany – Rensselaer Station (ALB) via Amtrak Train) Penn Station in New York City is located on 7th and 8th Avenues between 31st and 33rd Streets under Madison Square Garden. Amtrak trains leave Penn Station daily from 7:00am - 7:00pm, and the ride to Albany is about 2.5 hours. The fare ranges from $38- $65. Reservations can be made online or by phone; you may also purchase a ticket at the train station.
For more information regarding reservations and baggage please view: www.amtrak.com. To find out how to get to Cobleskill from the train, see below.
The Port Authority Bus Terminal is located at 625 8th Avenue, between 40th and 42nd Streets. Adirondack Trailways and Shortline bus companies provide reliable bus service to the SUNY Cobleskill campus. The trip takes about 4-5 hours, and the fare is approximately $40. For additional information go to www.trailwaysny.com
After your arrival at the airport or bus station you should look for a SUNY Cobleskill representative if pickup for a group has been arranged in advance. If you arrive late or alone, have a written address for your final destination (residence hall name) and a phone number in Cobleskill. Make sure it is written in English. If transportation to Cobleskill has not been arranged in advance, you will need to take a taxi to SUNY Cobleskill. Please note that the cost for the taxi can be more than $100 US.
Before departing from your home, photocopy all important documents, including your passport and student visa (I-20). Be sure to keep the photocopies in your carry-on luggage. To conveniently get to campus, be sure to book flights that arrive in the U.S. during the daytime. Getting to campus late in the evening can be difficult. Also, never leave your bags unattended when traveling.