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Life in Binghamton

ISSS has several resources available to help our international students and scholars adapt to and thrive in the Binghamton community. A great starting point is the International Student Handbook, which provides information on Binghamton University, living needs in the Binghamton area, health insurance and University health services.

Make your living arrangements
The housing section of our website provides information about living in a residence hall on campus and guidance on finding an off-campus apartment. Based on your living arrangements, you will want to check on the various meal plans available to students. Visit the public transportation section of our website for tips on getting around the Greater Binghamton area and the Binghamton University campus. If you are thinking about purchasing a car, check out the Driving in New York state web pages first.

How to get involved
Throughout the year, ISSS offers several programs tailored for, but not limited to, the members of our international community. Opportunities for other offices, departments, divisions and student groups (as well as community organizations) to collaborate with ISSS exist. There are also several international student organizations that assist newly-admitted students, lend help and support for current students and provide the opportunity to learn about different cultures.

Succeeding at Binghamton University
The academic success of our international students is of the utmost importance to the ISSS staff. Guidance on getting good grades is available on our website. We also understand that being far from home can be the cause of adjustment problems, so we have put together tips and resources to help students cope with homesickness.

Income taxes
Federal and state income tax returns are filed annually, and usually have to be completed no later than April 15. The federal and state tax returns section of our website provides information on who must file, how to file, required information, etc.

More information
The demographics of our international student population are updated each fall. Additional information can be found by selecting one of the following:

Last Updated: 9/27/18