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Currently Abroad Students

Use the pre-departure packet that was provided to you to help you answer questions that you might have while abroad. You can also contact our office at if you have any questions that are not answered with the information in this packet. 

Communicating with Home

Registering for Classes

While you are abroad attending a Binghamton or SUNY program, you’ll be registered for 12 placeholder study-abroad credits. Add these to your prior semester credit total to determine when you can register. Unfortunately, even if you are taking more than 12 credits while abroad, you will still have to register as if you were taking only 12 credits. If you are on a non-SUNY program, you will have to register based on the prior semester’s credit total. To register for classes from abroad, visit the BU Brain. If you have questions about how to register online via the BU Brain, visit the Registrar’s website.

Health and Safety

Consult our health and safety webpage for information about your health while abroad, using health insurance abroad and staying safe.

On-Campus Housing When You Return

Students on Binghamton and SUNY programs will receive a reminder e-mail notification in February and October about how to secure housing for the following semester.  There are two ways in which you can reserve housing:

Students on non-SUNY programs are effectively on “leave of absence”.  Non-SUNY students normally are not eligible for on-campus housing.  Students may contact Residential Life to request to be place on a waiting list for on-campus housing.

Off-Campus Housing When Your Return

Off-Campus College (OCC) can assist you in locating housing off campus for your return.  Please visit the OCC website to view the housing list which is frequently updated.  OCC also maintains a subletter/roommate list, which is very useful in finding a place for one semester during the academic year. Contact Off Campus College - (607) 777-2767.         

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Last Updated: 12/18/13