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Financial Emergency

Limited funding support may be available to international students experiencing a health care or family emergency.

Eligible expenses:

  • International travel expenses due to serious illness or death in the immediate family

  • Emergency medical expenses not covered by insurance
  • Essential and emergency dental work

 Email us for additional information.

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Our International Services team is here to help if you have a problem, big or small. Make an appointment to speak with an advisor. It’s easy.

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+1 (607) 255-5243
300 Caldwell Hall

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.

Extended Appointments

Email us to set up an appointment with an immigration advisor for questions that will take more than 10 minutes.

Drop-In Service (currently suspended)


You can speak with our immigration advisors without a scheduled appointment for general information about travel and visas or to pick up your I-20 or other documents. For more involved issues, please make an appointment.

Faculty and Staff

Come to 300 Caldwell Hall during office hours to pick up DS-2019 or I-797 notices, drop off documents, for basic questions about travel and visas. For more involved issues, please make an appointment.