Our staff is working remotely during regular office hours (8:30am - 5pm), but the office is closed to walk-in visitors for the foreseeable future. To make an advising appointment about studying abroad, please email study.abroad@purchase.edu. If you are an international student with questions, please email international@purchase.edu. Our staff looks forward to connecting via Zoom or phone to answer your questions and provide guidance.

Study Abroad

Due to COVID-19, spring and summer 2021 study abroad and study away programs have been suspended across the SUNY system. The good news is that there are many virtual global learning opportunities available across SUNY that don’t require travel and allow students to engage in meaningful cross-cultural communication and collaboration.

International Students - Spring 2021 SEVP Updates

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) guidance established by the March 9 policy directive and the addendum issued on March 13 are still in effect for the Spring 2021 semester. The latest FAQs from SEVP are from August 2020. They contain information about the impact of COVID-19 on F and M students.

The Office for Global Education is committed to assisting Purchase College in educating successful global citizens.

Whether you are a prospective or current international student on our campus, or you are looking to have a cultural immersion experience through a study abroad or study away program, the Office for Global Education is here to help!

Additional programming includes helping international students get to know each other and our campus during International Orientation, and hosting the annual (T)HERE: A Global Festival of Arts, Culture & Ideas to bring together art and culture from around the world right here on our campus.

Your time at Purchase is one to explore and connect and we’re here to help you get started! Stop by our office to learn more about taking the first step. You can find us on the 2nd floor of the Student Services Building or contact us here for more information.